Tag Archives: COVID Vaccine

New York City To Pay $100 For Getting COVID Vaccine

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio’s putting his money where his mouth is. Hizzoner announced Wednesday that his administration will pay New Yorkers $100 to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at any city-run immunization sites as the virus continues to surge in the Big Apple. The cash incentive will start Friday and is aimed at turning the tide …

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16 Of 27 GOP Tennessee Senators Sign Pro-Vax Letter

The Tennessean reports: More than half of the state’s Senate Republican Caucus signed a letter Tuesday urging Tennesseans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, a sudden acceleration of pro-vaccine rhetoric from leading conservatives as hospitalizations from the virus have begun to rapidly increase. While statewide vaccination rates have stalled, the delta variant of the virus is causing coronavirus cases to surge …

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Biden Considering Vax Mandate For All Federal Workers

The Washington Post reports: President Biden said that the federal government was considering making vaccines mandatory for its workforce — what would be a significant escalation in push to expand vaccine coverage as the coronavirus surge from the Delta variant sends shockwaves through the country. There are at least 4 million federal employees, a figure that includes civilian workers, members …

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California To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Weekly COVID Tests For All State And Health Care Workers

Sacramento’s ABC News affiliate reports: As the COVID-19 delta variant continues to cause concern, California on Monday announced that all state and health care workers will need to verify they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo regular testing. If state and health workers continue to choose to remain unvaccinated, they will be subject to testing at least once a …

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VA Becomes First Federal Agency To Mandate Vax

The New York Times reports: The Department of Veterans Affairs will require 115,000 of its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the next two months, making it the first federal agency to mandate that employees be inoculated, government officials said on Monday. The move comes as concern is growing that the substantial portion of the …

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De Blasio Orders Mandatory Vaccine Or Weekly Test For All NYC Municipal Employees Including NYPD And FDNY

The New York Daily News reports: All New York City municipal workers — including cops, firefighters and teachers — will have to get vaccinated or submit to weekly coronavirus tests under a new mandate that Mayor de Blasio is expected to announce Monday, according to a City Hall spokesman. The new mandate — which will cover roughly 300,000 city workers …

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AMA Demands Mandatory Vaccine For Health Workers

The Washington Post reports: Medical groups representing millions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers on Monday called for mandatory vaccinations of all U.S. health personnel against the coronavirus, framing the move as a moral imperative as new infections mount sharply. “We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against …

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Christie: The Unvaxxed Don’t Want To Be Indoctrinated

The Hill reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) advised officials working to convince unvaccinated Americans to receive a coronavirus inoculation to focus on explaining the facts about vaccines rather than mandates. “The vaccines do work,” Christie said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “Every focus group I’ve been in, Republicans who are not vaccinated, you have to walk them …

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P-Town To Hold Emergency Meeting On Outbreak

The Boston Globe reports: Facing a surge of new COVID-19 cases since the July Fourth holiday weekend, Provincetown officials plan to hold an emergency meeting late Sunday afternoon to discuss actions needed to contain the disease’s spread. Provincetown officials imposed an indoor-mask wearing advisory early last week after reporting what health officials are calling a cluster, which has grown to …

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Germany Floats Banning Unvaxxed From Public Venues

Reuters reports: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said on Sunday he fears the number of new coronavirus cases in Germany could soar to 100,000 a day in about two months unless many more people get vaccinated and those who refuse may face restrictions. Helge Braun, told Bild am Sonntag newspaper that cases were increasing by 60% per week even …

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Man Who Believed Vax Contains Tracker Has Regrets

Los Angeles’s Fox News affiliate reports: One man who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine ended up in the hospital after contracting the virus. Before July, Gumerocindo Vergara had no fears of the virus but that has all changed now. The 37-year-old construction worker from Pacoima was convinced he wouldn’t get the novel coronavirus. He believed friends who said – …

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AZ Family Changes Mind About Vax After Mother Dies

Phoenix’s Fox News affiliate reports: Ysmael Vega is mourning his wife who died of virus complications on July 13. He’s currently recovering from the virus and pneumonia. Fernanda Vega, 47, was loved by her four children, 10 grandchildren and all her friends. She worked in the healthcare industry for years. On July 13, Fernanda went to the emergency room. Ysmael …

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De Blasio Considers Vax Mandate For Indoor Dining

The New York Times reports: New York City’s mayor warned on Friday that coronavirus vaccine mandates — including one for indoor dining — might be needed to encourage more residents to get inoculated to help combat the spread of the Delta variant. As the variant fuels outbreaks among the unvaccinated across the United States, local governments and private organizations are …

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Israel Bans Unvaccinated From Most Public Events

From Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: Dear citizens, those who refuse vaccines are endangering their health, those around them and the freedom of every Israeli citizen. They are endangering our freedom to work, the freedom of our children to learn and the freedom to hold celebrations with the family. Those who refuse vaccines hurt us all because if all of …

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Mother Of Eight Now Sorry She Refused Vax [VIDEO]

Click Orlando reports: A Florida mother of eight is sharing her story about her battle with COVID-19. She says she came close to dying and regrets not getting vaccinated. “It was horrifying,” Ganeene Starling said. “I never in my life have felt like I was going to die until that day.” Starling had chosen not to get the vaccine. Her …

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Tennessee Gov Backs Firing Of Top Vax Official [VIDEO]

Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Governor Bill Lee spoke to the press for the first time since the controversy surrounding the termination of the state’s top vaccine expert, Dr. Michelle Fiscus. Governor Lee said he supported Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey’s decision to terminate Dr. Fiscus and steer the department away from marketing the vaccine to Tennessee children. “We should …

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Right Wing Radio Host Suddenly Pro-Vaccine [VIDEO]

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Conservative radio talk show host Phil Valentine is hospitalized with COVID-19, according to his family. In a statement released Thursday, relatives said Valentine is “in very serious condition” and is suffering from “Covid Pneumonia,” along with other side effects. Valentine had previously expressed his disagreement with mask mandates, stating that hospitals were never in danger …

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Team Doctor: About 100 US Olympians Are Un-Vaxxed

NBC News reports: Five out of six U.S. athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the team’s top doctor revealed Friday just before the Games officially begin. That information was culled from the health histories that 567 of the athletes filled out before they departed for Japan, said Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, who estimated that 83 percent …

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Hannity: I Never Said You Should Get The Vaccine

Media Matters has the transcript: I have no idea why, but it was only in the last week my coverage of coronavirus, COVID-19 got the attention of the liberal press, and their attempts to paint this great network of ours which has varying opinions, which is actually fair and balanced, to paint us as a dangerous anti-vaccine network. They watched …

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Anti-Vax NFL Player Threatens To Quit Over COVID Rule

CBS Sports reports: DeAndre Hopkins isn’t pleased with the NFL’s decision to punish the unvaccinated. The league sent a memo to all 32 teams Thursday that said it would not extend the season for teams that have a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players. In other words, the team with the outbreak will forfeit and take a loss. Hopkins vented his …

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