Dozens of troopers quit over Massachusetts governor’s vaccine mandate

U.S. 09/27/21, 22:55

Dozens of Massachusetts troopers tendered their resignation in protest of the state's vaccine mandate on Sept. 27. State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM) complained about GOP Gov. Charlie Baker requiring every trooper to be immunized against COVID-19. "It is unfortunate that the governor and his team have chosen to mandate one of ...

NYC vaccine mandate for teachers temporarily halted by appeals court

New York 09/25/21, 20:19

A federal appeals court issued a temporary restraining order that stops New York City from enforcing its vaccine mandate on teachers on Friday, Sept. 24.  The injunction is in place while the case is directed to a three-judge panel to review, according to The New York Times.  The restraining order was granted ...

Federal court allows Ohio hospital to impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate

News 09/25/21, 19:14

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, a hospital in Cincinnati city of Ohio, is now legally allowed to insist that more than 10,000 employees get the jab for COVID-19 following a federal judge's Friday, Sept. 24 ruling.  In Covington, Kentucky, U.S. District Judge David Bunning said the hospital has a right to set up ...

Brazil president has to eat pizza on NYC sidewalk due to vaccine mandate

New York 09/22/21, 18:04

Foreign delegates to an intergovernmental organization were forced to eat on a New York City street due to their vaccination status on Sept. 21. A photo went viral on the internet, showing Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and company eating pizza slices and drinking Coca-Cola on a busy sidewalk. The United Nations General ...

CDC mandates measles vaccine for Afghan refugees

Middle East 09/21/21, 23:14

Afghan refugees arriving in the United States must be immunized against measles and quarantined starting from Sept. 17. Joe Biden's administration has signed a new order that adds measles to the list of quarantinable communicable diseases. This executive decision came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 16 cases ...

Hospital drops staff COVID vaccine mandate despite federal pressure

U.S. 09/21/21, 20:35

An Alabama hospital will not enforce an employee vaccine mandate no matter what Joe Biden's administration thinks. UAB Birmingham Hospital temporarily refuses to force workers to be immunized against COVID-19. "President Biden issued an executive order on September 9, indicating that federal rules and regulations will be issued in the coming weeks ...

Biden mandated vaccine to avoid other political issues says GOP Gov. Reeves

U.S. 09/20/21, 00:21

A Democrat who occupies the Oval Office used mandatory immunization as an excuse to distract the nation from his political problems, Mississippi's governor said on Sept. 19. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) accused Joe Biden of using the COVID-19 vaccine mandate to avoid taking responsibility for his failed presidential policies. "[Biden] wants to ...

Californian school district mulls vaccine mandate for students aged 12 and up

U.S. 09/19/21, 21:54

San Diego's Unified School District announced it will consider introducing a potential vaccine mandate for eligible employees and children aged 12 and older on Sept. 16. San Diego Unified employees must be immunized or face weekly testing. All 121,000 pupils in the district may take the test. School board officials warned all ...

Indiana’s largest hospital sheds 125 workers for refusing vaccine

News 09/19/21, 15:39

Nearly 130 health workers resigned from Indiana's largest hospital system instead of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Sept. 14. The departed are among more than 300 employees who Indiana University Health temporarily suspended without pay. They were forced to either receive the jab or face termination within two weeks as part of ...

Canada: More than 2,000 Alberta health care workers oppose vaccine mandate

America 09/19/21, 02:22

Responding to a recent vaccine mandate, thousands of health care workers in Alberta province of Canada have voiced their opposition. According to Health Professionals United, the medical employees were joined by those unvaccinated and those who had already taken the shots. They demanded "principles of medical autonomy, informed consent and freedom of ...

3,000 health workers in France refuse COVID-19 vaccines, suspended without pay

World 09/16/21, 14:49

About 3,000 health workers in hospitals, care homes, and health centers across France have been suspended without pay after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the French government said on Thursday, Sept. 16. The suspensions came after the government reached its deadline, requiring its front-line health and social care workers to ...

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 ...

Army threatens to dismiss personnel for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. 09/15/21, 18:01

Soldiers who refuse to be immunized against the deadly disease will be either dismissed or temporarily suspended, the U.S. Army warned on Sept. 14. A mandate has been in place since late August to meet a mid-December deadline to fully vaccinate all active duty personnel. Anyone who fails comply, and cannot ...

First state files lawsuit against Biden administration over vaccine mandate

U.S. 09/15/21, 02:23

Arizona has become the first U.S. state to sue the Biden administration over their mandate of COVID-19 vaccine, arguing that it is an "egregious federal overreach" and an "assault on our sovereignty.""Today, we have filed the first lawsuit in the nation against the unconstitutional mandates. Arizona will not tolerate this ...

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