Michigan hospital exempts workers with natural immunity from vaccine mandate

News 09/16/21, 05:45

Spectrum Health has become the first major hospital system in Michigan to allow employees with natural immunity to be temporarily exempted from the vaccine mandate. In July, Spectrum Health announced requiring the COVID-19 vaccine within eight weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved a vaccine. In a statement last ...

18 of 20 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 at Zoo Atlanta

News 09/15/21, 15:49

Officials at Zoo Atlanta reported Tuesday that at least 18 of the Zoo's 20 gorillas have tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began only days before the Zoo had hoped to get a veterinary vaccine for the primates.Employees noted the gorillas were coughing, had runny noses, and showed changes ...

Australian business owners declare they will welcome unvaccinated customers

News 09/15/21, 04:21

Even if people are not vaccinated against COVID-19, Australian business owners state they will welcome everyone to their restaurants, salons, and bars.The rebellion comes after the New South Wales (NSW) government became the first Australian jurisdiction to establish a pathway, which includes vaccination targets, to move the state away from ...

Israel: COVID-19 hits historic record high after a short decline

News 09/15/21, 03:39

Once the global model of defeating COVID-19 with fast vaccination, Israel is experiencing another dramatic hit of daily COVID-19 cases after a brief relief, alarmed health officials said on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The country of more than 9 million residents recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday. Health Ministry ...

Judge blocks vaccine mandate for New York health employees

News 09/15/21, 01:03

A federal judge temporarily prevented New York state from requiring healthcare workers to receive COVID-19 vaccines on Sept. 14. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York blocked a vaccine mandate that was due to take effect on Sept. 27. Judge David Hurd respected the wishes of 17 doctors, ...

Data casts doubt on Biden admin’s claims about a pandemic of ‘unvaccinated’

News 09/14/21, 16:41

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics seemingly contradict the Biden administration claims there is a "pandemic of the unvaccinated." National File cited CDC data that shows national COVID-19 daily deaths totaled 1,860 in the first 10 days of September 2021. The 2020 daily death rate never exceeded 960 between ...

Former FDA official: Biden administration should not dictate vaccine mandate

News 09/14/21, 01:36

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the Biden administration should not dictate the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses. In an interview on Face the Nation on Sunday, Sept. 12, Gottlieb suggested the vaccine mandate announced by President Biden last week is not necessary. “I don’t think we have to ...

Fauci backs air travel vaccine mandate

News 09/13/21, 21:59

Anthony Fauci had no reservations about a vaccine mandate for air travel on Sept. 11. "I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people that you should be vaccinated," the White House chief medical advisor said in the "Skimm This" podcast show according to ...

US Surgeon General: Air travel permissible for unvaccinated

News 09/13/21, 03:44

While President Joe Biden is pushing harder with controversial vaccine mandates, he has not interfered with air travel. But, according to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, the President has his reason. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Sept. 12, to discuss President Biden’s decision on his vaccine push, ...

UK scraps plan for vaccine passport—for now

News 09/13/21, 03:03

On Sunday, Sept. 12, British authorities confirmed that they would temporarily cease any intention of installing a vaccine passport program.  “I'm pleased to say we will not be going ahead,” U.K health secretary Sajid Javid told BBC on Sunday. The news media noted that the government had been looking for months to ...

Denmark resumes pre-pandemic operations

News 09/13/21, 03:01

Denmark, on Friday, Sept. 10, announced the removal of its COVID-19 restrictions after finding that the virus was no longer a “critical threat to society.” Becoming the first European country to resume pre-pandemic operations while other nations were still grappling with the Delta variant, Denmark decided to ditch all mask and ...

Health official cancels vaccine passport plan

News 09/12/21, 22:10

Coronavirus restrictions will be further relaxed, and proof of vaccination will no longer be required to attend specific venues. British Health Minister Sajid Javid (Conservative) confirmed vaccine passports and testing for returning travelers will not be mandatory in the near future. "We have looked at it properly and, while we should keep ...

NYPD pays unvaccinated police officers to get COVID-19 tests

News 09/12/21, 00:30

The New York Police Department has decided to pay unvaccinated law enforcement members to encourage them to undergo weekly coronavirus tests. The New York Post reported Saturday, Sept. 11, "aside from employing some financial aid, several members can be pulled off their patrol duty to help others performing the tests. The ...