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Fireman Accused Of “Despicable Act” With Vax Letter

The Los Angeles Times reports: The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating an incident in which a firefighter “responded inappropriately” after being handed a letter to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday. The LAFD member reportedly responded to receiving the non-compliance letter by dropping his pants and wiping his buttocks with the letter, leaving fecal …

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US To Stiffen Vax Mandate At Canada/Mexico Borders

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce. A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for essential travelers in line …

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WH To Announce 90% Of Federal Workforce Is Vaxxed

CNN reports: White House health officials are set to announce on Monday that 95% of the federal workforce is in compliance with the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, a senior administration official said. Over 90% of workers have received at least one shot and the other 5% have submitted exception applications that were already approved or are pending. More than 90% …

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Disney Halts Mandate For Workers Due To New FL Law

The Washington Post reports: Disney has halted a coronavirus vaccine requirement for workers at Walt Disney World in Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation last week restricting such mandates for workplaces. In a statement to The Washington Post on Saturday, Disney said it still believes its “approach to mandatory vaccines has been the right one.” But amid the …

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Appeals Court Halts Vaccine Mandate For Businesses

The Washington Post reports: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, helmed by one judge who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and two others who were appointed by President Donald Trump, issued the ruling late Friday, after temporarily halting the mandate last weekend in response to lawsuits filed by Republican-aligned businesses and legal …

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Florida To Consider “Withdrawing From OSHA” [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called state lawmakers to a special session next week to consider proposals pushing back against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for workers imposed by the Biden administration and employers. One option being weighed is whether the state should withdraw from oversight of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after the agency issued a …

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Ten States Sue Biden Over Mandate For Health Workers

The New York Times reports: Ten states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers, on the heels of a court decision that temporarily halted the broader U.S. requirement that workers of all large employers be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. The new suit, filed in U.S. District Court in …

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SF Cop Who Defied City’s Mandate Dies Of Something

Yahoo News reports: A California police officer died of COVID-19 while he was on leave for not meeting San Francisco’s Nov. 1 vaccination deadline. San Francisco Police Department Officer Jack Nyce tested positive for the virus on Nov. 2 and died Saturday, Nov. 6. His symptoms were so severe on Nov. 6 that he was taken to a hospital in …

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Fox News’ “Patriot Awards” Event Has Strict Vax Policy

Media Matters reports: Fox Nation, Fox News’ online streaming platform, is hosting “Patriot Awards 2021” in Florida on November 17 with strict COVID-19 vaccine/testing requirements for entry. At this event, all attendees must show either a vaccine card or a negative COVID-19 test taken prior to the event. The venue holding the Patriot Awards, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, …

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Thousands Protest LA’s Vax Mandate For City Workers

Los Angeles’s ABC News affiliate reports: Thousands gather outside Los Angeles City Hall Monday to protest the mandate for all city workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 18. The vaccine requirements for city workers are meant to increase vaccination rates and stave off another deadly COVID-19 surge as the virus continues to circulate and the more-transmissible delta variant …

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Court Upholds United’s Employee Vaccine Mandate

CNBC reports: A federal judge in Texas on Monday ruled that United Airlines’ employee vaccine policy can proceed. The Chicago-based airline has one of the strictest employee vaccine policies in the country. In September, it said that staff who receive medical or religious exemptions would be placed on unpaid leave. Six employees filed suit to block the policy in September. …

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Surgeon General Vows Defense Of Vaccine Mandates

Axios reports: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy took to ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday to defend the Biden administration’s plan to institute a vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 workers, calling the measure “appropriate and necessary,” and adding that the administration is prepared to fight legal challenges to implementation. A three-judge panel on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of …

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Newsmax Host Says He’ll Defy Network’s Vax Mandate

Mediaite reports: Newsmax host and former Donald Trump adviser Steve Cortes indicated in a Tweet that he will not “comply” with any vaccine mandate handed down by any organization, just hours after his network announced its own in light of coming OSHA rules. Steve Cortes had railed against mandates less than 24-hours before the news broke on the new company …

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Appeals Court Freezes Vax Rule For Large Companies

Reuters reports: A U.S. federal appeals court issued a stay Saturday freezing the Biden administration’s efforts to require workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly, citing “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with the rule. The ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit comes after numerous …

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Southern Baptists Sue Biden Over Vaccine Mandate

Religion News Service reports: Attorneys for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary — both in Kentucky — filed a petition Friday (Nov. 5) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit alleging the rules violate the religious freedom of the seminaries. The schools are represented by attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom, a major Christian legal …

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Newsmax To Launch Vaccine Mandate For Employees

Mediaite reports: A vaccine mandate is coming to Newsmax. The conservative news network informed staffers of the move on Thursday, in a staff-wide email obtained by Mediaite. Newsmax cited the implementation of Covid rules by Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) as its reason for instituting the mandate. The company decree requires all employees be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, …

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11 State AGs Sue Over Mandate For Large Companies

The New York Times reports: The attorneys general in 11 states filed a lawsuit on Friday in an effort to prevent the Biden administration from requiring large companies to mandate coronavirus vaccinations, the latest sign of growing pushback against the federal government’s biggest effort yet to enlist private businesses in combating the virus. “This mandate is unconstitutional, unlawful, and unwise,” …

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AP: Thousands Of Intel Officers Still Not Vaccinated

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the U.S. government’s vaccine mandate, leading some Republican lawmakers to raise concerns about removing employees from agencies critical to national security.  Several intelligence agencies had at least 20% of their workforce unvaccinated as of late October, said U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, a Utah …

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NYC Cuts Vaccine Mandate Deal With Some Unions

The Washington Post reports: New York City said Thursday that it had reached an agreement with at least four unions representing some 75,000 city employees to establish rules about how workers can apply for medical or religious exemptions to the city’s coronavirus vaccine mandate. As part of the deal, the unions will withdraw litigation against the mandate. In return, employees …

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Bongino Calls For “Mass Disobedience” To Mandates

Media Matters has the transcript: Liberalism is a cult, it is — it is now a religion. It is a cult. These people are idiots. They are not smart. They know this is going to lead to mass economic dislocation. And probably some civil disobedience like they haven’t seen. And they push forward anyway. Elections aren’t going to fix this. …

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