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  • Trump administration announces deal with CVS, Walgreens to give COVID-19 vaccine to seniors

    10/16/2020 6:57:33 PM PDT · by be-baw · 24 replies
    Axios ^ | OCTober 16, 2020 | Oriana Gonzalez
    The Trump administration announced an agreement on Friday with CVS and Walgreens to distribute coronavirus vaccines to seniors and staff in long-term care facilities for free. Why it matters: The move could help the president move up in the polls with elderly voters. Seniors, who have been significantly impacted by the virus, helped Trump get elected in 2016, but recent polls have indicated that the group swung sharply against him and toward Joe Biden. Earlier this week, Axios reported that the Trump campaign launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign focused in part on recovering the president's standing with seniors. What they're...
  • Medical Journal Calls For Mandatory Covid Vaccine: ‘Noncompliance Should Incur A Penalty’

    10/04/2020 5:08:32 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 111 replies
    Summit News ^ | 2 Oct 20 | Steve Watson
    A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for mandating a coronavirus vaccine, and outlined strategies for how Americans could be FORCED to take it. The paper warns that an immediate mandate for the vaccine would spark too much resistance and backlash, so the writers suggest that at first it should be voluntary. However, it suggests that if not enough people are willing to get the vaccine within the first few weeks of it’s availability, it should be transformed into an obligation, with penalties put into place for refusal. The paper outlines “six trigger criteria”...
  • Crowds rally in New Zealand's Auckland against coronavirus lockdown

    09/12/2020 10:25:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEP 12 2020 | Lidia Kelly
    Large crowds of people rallied in Auckland on Saturday against the government’s social distancing restrictions imposed on the country’s largest city after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus last month. Local television footage showed tightly packed crowds, with many people not wearing masks, with estimates of the attendance varying in reports between a thousand and a few thousand people. “We are all here today because we believe we need to stand up for our rights,” the public Television New Zealand cited Jami-Lee Ross, the leader of the Advance New Zealand party, one of the organizers of the protest, as saying....
  • Australia: Corona Cops Arrest Grandma Sitting in Park For Not Wearing a Mask

    09/09/2020 3:37:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Summit News ^ | 9 September, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Draconian enforcement of COVID-19 lockdown accelerates. Yet another shock video out of Australia shows police enforcing coronavirus rules by arresting an elderly woman sitting on a park bench for not wearing a mask. “This is unlawful, on what grounds am I under arrest?” asks the woman. An officer then walks around the back of the bench and snatches her friend’s phone away, preventing her from filming the encounter. The woman is told that she is being arrested for failing to provide her name and address. ... Once a person has been targeted for not wearing a mask or violating any...
  • Once approved, should people be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine as a matter of public health?

    09/07/2020 7:34:22 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 176 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 31, 2020 | Meghan Lopez
    DENVER — In research laboratories around the world, the race to find a COVID-19 vaccine is on. Already, more than 30,000 volunteers have agreed to participate in Phase 3 vaccine trials in the U.S., according to officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.China, meanwhile, has been giving an experimental vaccine to medical professionals, border inspectors and other workers in high-risk professions, according to CNN.President Trump has committed the U.S. to approving a vaccine by the end of the year.Once a vaccine is approved, however, should cities, states or businesses mandate it? Denver7 heard multiple perspectives on...
  • Trump claims coronavirus vaccine might be delivered soon: 'You could have a very big surprise coming up'

    09/07/2020 12:50:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 217 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    The president went on to claim that the vaccine could become available “during the month of October.”...He added: “The vaccine will be very safe and very effective.” Trump slammed Democrats, saying they should “apologize for the reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric,” which he said “undermines science and what’s happening.” “It’s a fake rhetoric and a political rhetoric,” he added.
  • Bill Would Add Religious Exemption if Coronavirus Vaccine Becomes Mandatory in Virginia

    08/25/2020 4:34:48 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 42 replies
    WSLS ^ | 8/24/2020 | Nicole Del Rosario
    Last week, Virginia's Commissioner of Health said he would mandate a coronavirus vaccination. But a Virginia delegate is working to make sure people’s religious liberties are not violated by an expected coronavirus vaccine. Republican Delegate Wendell Walker is co-sponsoring a bill that would create a religious exemption to a coronavirus vaccine. House Bill 5016, introduced during the current special session, “eliminates the authority of the Commissioner of Health to require immunization of individuals who object to such administration on religious grounds,” according to Walker. (This follows last week’s announcement that Dr. Norman Oliver, Virginia’s Commissioner of Health, that when a...
  • 'DELIBERATE DELAY' Trump calls FDA part of ‘deep state’ & accuses drug administration of slow-walking vaccine tests until after election

    08/22/2020 12:04:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies ^ | Aug 22 2020 | Patrick Knox
    DONALD Trump has called the FDA part of the "deep state" and accused the drug administration of slow-walking vaccine testing until after the election. The president made the comments about the Food and Drug Administration in an early morning Twitter rant on Saturday, despite the head of the agency, Dr Stephen Hahn, being a Trump nominee.
  • Bill Gates: Multiple vaccine doses might be necessary to protect from virus

    07/24/2020 5:52:38 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    Disrn ^ | 23 Jul 20 | Jeffrey Swindoll
    Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, said people might need multiple doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine to immunize themselves from the virus. "None of the vaccines at this point appear like they'll work with a single dose," Gates said. "That was the hope at the very beginning." A 30,000-person study of the Moderna vaccine, which requires two doses a month apart, will begin July 27. "If what you're trying to do is block all the transmission, then you need to get 70-80% coverage on a global basis. So it's unbelievably big numbers," Gates said. Gates said the FDA is the...
  • Florida, Georgia courts to hear challenges to mandatory mask policies

    07/21/2020 4:49:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | July 21, 2020 | Daniel Uria
    Judges in two states will hear legal arguments Tuesday against new mandatory face mask requirements -- which opponents, including the governor of Georgia, are fighting in court. ... the new rules .. have been met with fierce opposition. In Atlanta, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has sued Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to block an order requiring masks for all persons in public places.. ... Tuesday morning, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Ellerbe will hear the legal challenge in a case that could set a key precedent for similar orders nationwide. The hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Kemp also signed...
  • ‘Flatly Violates Due Process’ – Louisiana Attorney General Says Democrat Governor’s Mask Mandate ‘Likely Unconstitutional’

    07/15/2020 9:28:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) said Wednesday in a 9-page legal opinion that the Democrat governor’s mask mandate is “likely unconstitutional and unenforceable.” Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards over the weekend announced a statewide mask mandate and additional restrictions ... Landry also said that the Governor has no power to make substantive law through an executive order, even in an emergency and asserts that the mask mandate “exposes individuals to unlawful searches and seizures, as well as burdens them with exposing potentially sensitive personal health information and having it exposed to others in a public setting.” “The mask mandate...
  • Walmart, Sam's Club make coronavirus masks mandatory

    07/15/2020 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 116 replies
    Fox Business. ^ | 7/15/20 | Evie Fordham
    Walmart and Sam's Club shoppers will be required to wear face masks to prevent coronavirus spread in all stores starting July 20, the company announced Wednesday. "Currently about 65 percent of our more than 5,000 stores and clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings. To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering," the retail giant said in a blog post.
  • Idaho could try to force a Covid-19 vaccine on you. Here’s how.

    07/14/2020 12:27:14 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | July 10, 2020 | Wayne Hoffman
    Given the fact that just about anyone with a government title is trying to mandate mask-wearing, I predict the next big fight will be about mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations. If that seems far-fetched, especially in our state, remember this: Not so long ago, it also seemed far-fetched that Idaho officials would order people to stay home and close businesses indefinitely, fine people for hosting yard sales, or arrest them for being at a playground. Long before Covid-19 was a blip on the radar, special interest groups and state agencies were methodically working to expand protocols for vaccinations and recordkeeping in the...
  • Gov Wolf (PA) Masl mandate could be until there's a vaccine.

    07/07/2020 8:38:01 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 26 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | 7/6/2020 | Fox 43
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Governor Tom Wolf said at a press conference Monday that mask wearing could continue until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. “I’m sort of thinking this [mask wearing] is until we get a vaccine," said Gov. Wolf. "But I don’t have any real formal goal there." On July 1, Governor Tom Wolf announced an order, signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, requiring masks to be worn whenever anyone leaves home when social distancing is not possible. Studies have shown wearing a mask can help reduce the spread of the virus.
  • Mask order in Pa. could last until there is a coronavirus vaccine, Wolf says, and he’s ‘concerned’ about new ‘breakouts'

    07/06/2020 12:21:37 PM PDT · by lightman · 83 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 6 July A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that an expanded mask-wearing order signed by his Health Sectary last week could be in place until there is a coronavirus vaccine. Speaking at an event at the PSECU Child Care Center Playground where new means of funding and support for child care centers was discussed, Wolf later fielded a question regarding how long the mask-wearing order would be in place and if there were any indicators that he was watching for regarding possibly ending it sooner rather than later. “I’m sort of thinking this is until we get a vaccine, but I don’t...
  • COVID-19: Inslee statewide order will forbid service to customers not wearing face masks [Washington State]

    07/02/2020 5:37:12 PM PDT · by redfog · 20 replies
    Komo News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Alfred Charles
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced a series of new steps designed to curb a resurging coronavirus, including expanding an order that will allow businesses statewide to refuse service to customers who are not wearing face coverings. The governor had earlier issued a no mask, no service order, but it had only applied to Yakima County, which has been struggling to contain the coronavirus. His new order will now apply statewide, he said, but customers who have an underlying medical condition that could be worsened by wearing a face mask will be exempt from the order. "This...
  • Boycott Businesses in States with Mandatory Face Mask Rules

    07/02/2020 5:49:33 PM PDT · by Wallace T. · 68 replies
    7/2/20 | Wallace T.
    Texas has joined other, mostly Democrat run, states in requiring face masks in most public places, including retail, services, and restaurants, except when eating or drinking. This is despite the fact that the GOP holds all statewide offices, as well as both houses of the Legislature, both Senate seats, and a majority of the U.S. House seats. Our rulers understand one thing above others: the almighty dollar. They also respect the voices of major financial donors. Texans and residents of all mask mandatory states should not buy anything other than food or items absolutely necessary, like a needed car repair...
  • Wolf and Levine want it ‘socially unacceptable’ to be caught without a face mask

    07/02/2020 7:16:15 PM PDT · by lightman · 42 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 2 July A.D. 2020 | David Wenner
    Having people look at you, knowing they consider you a lawbreaker and a health threat. Looking at yourself, knowing you risked passing a disease that could kill someone’s grandparent or chronically-ill spouse. Those apparently are the harshest punishments Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine hope to impose on violators of their new order to wear face masks in most indoor and outdoor public settings to help block the spread of COVID-19. They were pressed this week on exactly what penalties apply to those who violate the order, such as someone entering a store without a mask...
  • Coronavirus updates: Washington businesses must turn away customers without face masks starting next week

    07/02/2020 4:22:57 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 56 replies
    King ^ | 07/02/2020 | KING 5 Staff
    Gov. Inslee says businesses in Washington will not be allowed to serve customers who are not wearing a face covering as of Tuesday, July 7. "When we wear a mask, it is a signal about something about us, it is a signal we care about the community, we care about our loved ones, we care about those we are doing business with," said Gov. Inslee.
  • Myrtle Beach City Council approves face mask mandate [SC]

    07/02/2020 10:28:13 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 93 replies
    WMBF TV ^ | July 2, 2020 | WMBF News Statf
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach City Council has approved a mandate requiring face masks to be worn in certain public places. The order starts at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 2, and will remain in effect for 67 days, which is through Labor Day, or until rescinded, or until the expiration of the declaration of a civil emergency. According to the executive order, individuals would be required to wear the face coverings, defined as a “uniform piece of cloth, fabric, or other material that securely covers a person’s nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use...