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Judge Won't Block Mandate for NYC City Workers

Cops, other workers will be required to show proof of vaccination Friday

(Newser) - A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a vaccine mandate set to take effect Friday for the city's municipal workforce, denying a police union's request for a temporary restraining order. Judge Lizette Colon ruled that the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate can take effect as scheduled...

Police: Man Rammed Woman With Car at Antivax Protest

64-year-old in custody in California

(Newser) - Hundreds of millions of Americans have gotten quietly vaccinated against COVID. But for many more, vaccines and vaccine mandates are a flashpoint for argument, sparking protests around the world on either side of the dispute, and prompting people with platforms like Fox News’ Neil Cavuto to weigh in. California has...

DeSantis to Anti-Vax Cops: We'll Give You $5K to Move Here

Governor hopes to sign legislation that would offer bonus to relocating officers resisting vax mandates

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis has an offer for police officers around the country: If you don't want to get vaccinated and may have to leave your job because of it, his state has a place for you. The Florida governor appeared on Fox News on Sunday, telling host Maria Bartiromo that...

SCOTUS Won't Block Statewide Vaccine Mandate

Emergency appeal on Maine mandate rejected

(Newser) - The US Supreme Court declined Tuesday to block a vaccine requirement imposed on Maine health care workers, the latest defeat for opponents of vaccine mandates. It was the first time the Supreme Court weighed in on a statewide vaccine mandate, the AP reports. The court previously rejected challenges of vaccine...

Dan Bongino to Boss: It's Me or Vax Mandate

Vaccinated radio host tells Cumulus Media to choose

(Newser) - Right-wing radio host Dan Bongino dared his radio distributor to cancel his show on Monday in response to its "unethical" and "immoral" vaccine mandate. Cumulus Media, which carries The Dan Bongino Show on hundreds of stations, announced in August that it would require employees to be vaccinated against...

Boeing to Employees: Get Vaccinated by Dec. 8

Company could face pushback

(Newser) - The latest company to announce a vaccine mandate: Boeing. The aerospace company told employees Tuesday they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8, the Seattle Times reports. "Compliance with these requirements is a condition of employment," reads the internal message, and any unvaccinated workers without an...

Vaccine Mandates Are Now Completely Banned in Texas

Governor says even private companies cannot enforce such a requirement

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law, the AP reports. The move comes as the Biden administration is set to issue...

No Need to Skip Halloween This Year, Fauci Says

Fauci's Advice:
Enjoy Halloween

Fauci's Advice: Enjoy Halloween

'As well as the other holidays,' disease specialist adds

(Newser) - We're not past COVID-19 yet, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. But he sees no reason to stay home on Halloween—a holiday that encourages masking up. "Particularly if you're vaccinated, but you can get out there," President Biden's chief medical adviser said on CNN's...

COVID Slips, but Mandates Could Tighten

Governments fear a resurgence of cases if they ease up

(Newser) - COVID-19 deaths in the US are coming down again, hospitalizations are dropping, and new cases per day are about to dip below 100,000 for the first time in two months—all signs that the summer surge is waning. Not wanting to lose momentum, government leaders and employers are looking...

Sage Steele Is Off the Air After Controversial Remarks

Insiders say anchor, ESPN agreed it was time for a break

(Newser) - Update: ESPN anchor Sage Steele will be off the air for at least a few days following controversial remarks she made on a podcast. On Jay Cutler's podcast, the SportsCenter co-host described the network's vaccine mandate as "sick" and questioned why Barack Obama identifies as Black, "...

Hospitals to Charge Employees for Unvaccinated Partners

Louisiana health care system to dock workers $100 per pay period

(Newser) - Employees of a hospital system in Louisiana are facing a possible increase in their health care costs: $100 will be deducted from every paycheck if their spouse or partner on their plan isn't vaccinated for COVID-19. Ochsner Health workers already have an Oct. 29 deadline for being fully vaccinated...

United Airlines Says 97% of US Workers Now Vaccinated
United: New Number Shows
Our Vax Policy Works

United: New Number Shows Our Vax Policy Works

Number of workers facing dismissal over refusal to get shots drops by half

(Newser) - Update: United Airlines says the number of employees facing termination for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has dropped nearly by half, to 320, after more of its 67,000 US workers provided evidence of vaccination, per the AP . The airline had said Tuesday that 593 employees faced termination unless...

In North Carolina, 175 Unvaccinated Health Care Workers Fired

In one of the largest such mass firings yet

(Newser) - In what the Washington Post says is one of the largest mass terminations to date over a workplace vaccine mandate, a North Carolina hospital system on Monday announced that about 175 unvaccinated employees had been fired. Last week, 375 employees who had not yet complied with the health care system'...

Vaccine Mandate Clears Judges
Vaccine Mandate
Clears Judges

Vaccine Mandate Clears Judges

New York City schools can impose rule on teachers and other employees

(Newser) - New York City schools can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday. The three-judge panel of the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order late in the day that lifted a block of...

Vaccine Mandate Could Mean Mass Firings At NY Hospitals

Workers still refuse jabs as Monday deadline looms

(Newser) - A Monday deadline is looming for New York hospital workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19, causing some hospitals in the state to worry mass firings are on the horizon as some continue to refuse to get the shots. Per the New York Times , a serious example of these fears can...

NYPD: Texan Tourists Asked for Vax Proof Attacked Hostess

Three women were arrested for assault

(Newser) - New York City started enforcing its vaccine mandate for indoor dining this week—and the kind of incident restaurant owners had feared happened Thursday evening. Police say three Texan tourists attacked a hostess at an Upper West Side restaurant when they were asked for proof of vaccination to dine inside....

DeSantis Announces Huge Fines for Cities, Counties Requiring Vaccine

Municipal governments could be on the hook for millions

(Newser) - First it was school districts requiring masks ; now local governments requiring vaccines are in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' crosshairs. DeSantis on Monday announced the state will fine municipal governments with COVID-19 vaccine mandates for their employees, WFLA reports. Some cities and counties could be on the hook for millions, the...

In Vax Mandate Brouhaha, NY Hospital to Stop Delivering Babies

A number of staffers have resigned rather than get vaccinated

(Newser) - After a number of resignations among its maternity staff who quit over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, New York's Lewis County General Hospital is putting a pause on delivering babies. The state requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID, and six maternity staffers quit last week over the mandate, with...

After Airline's New Penalty, More Workers Get Shots

Delta imposes $200 monthly surcharge on the unvaccinated

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines' push to have unvaccinated workers get the jab appears to be working. Some 20% of the airline's unvaccinated employees have received a coronavirus vaccine in the two weeks since Delta announced that unvaccinated workers who get health insurance through the airline will face a $200 monthly...

GOP Governors on Mandates: We'll Fight 'to the Gates of Hell'

Republican National Committee also vows to sue over vaccine mandates

(Newser) - Republican leaders had a strong reaction to President Biden's announcement of coronavirus vaccine mandates to affect two-thirds of the US workforce: "See you in court," tweeted South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, one of several Republican governors threatening to fight back. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted "...

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