GOP Rep. Herrell introduces bill to grant asylum to activist truckers in Canada

U.S. 02/21/22, 01:00

A Republican from New Mexico is prepared to defend heavy vehicle operators who oppose pandemic restrictions across the northern border. Rep. Yvette Herrell wants to grant asylum to any "Freedom Convoy" demonstrator who chooses to defect from Canada. Herell described the Canadian prime minister's tough stance on freedom of assembly and speech ...

Pentagon: Booster shots recommended for troops, but not mandatory

News 12/31/21, 02:43

The Department of Defense has issued new guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for U.S. troops, in which the service members will be highly encouraged, but not required, to get the booster shots. "All DoD personnel are strongly encouraged to receive the booster dose to protect themselves against COVID-19," the department said in the ...

CNN closes offices to most workers as COVID-19 cases rise

New York 12/22/21, 03:23

According to an internal message sent to CNN staff, the network will close its offices to most of its employees due to COVID-19 cases increase. The network, part of the WarnerMedia division of AT&T Inc (T.N), said on Saturday, Dec. 18, that the request is in place for all non-essential personnel. "We ...

Nearly 200 state legislators urge Biden to immediately halt the vaccine mandate

News 11/26/21, 16:15

President Joe Biden received a letter from almost 200 state legislators from 30 states requesting that he remove his vaccine mandates, which they called "unconstitutional." The letter is written by Rep. Stewart Jones ( R-S.C.), Rep. Tatum Lee ( R-Kans.), and Rep. Josiah Magnuson (R-S.C.). The letter says the lawmakers hold Biden's ...

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

News 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

News 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 ...

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