A Miami private school is embroiled in controversy after sending home a letter to parents that said students who get vaccinated will need to quarantine at home for 30 days before returning to school.
Fox News anchor John Roberts has deleted a tweet suggesting that former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s death “raises new concerns” about the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines.
In the now-deleted tweet, Roberts said “the fact that Colin Powell died from a breakthrough COVID infection raises new concerns about how effective vaccines are long-term.”
Former President George W. Bush has issued a response following the death of Colin Powell, who served as his first Secretary of State.
“Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Colin Powell. He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam,” Bush said in a statement, adding that “many Presidents relied on General Powell’s counsel and experience.”
Lora Reinbold, a Republican who serves in the Alaska State Senate, has Covid-19.
“Its my turn to battle Covid head on… game on! Who do you think is going to win? When I defeat it, I will tell you my recipe,” she posted on Facebook.
Tim Hill, a host of “The Game” show on 107.5 FM in Columbia, South Carolina, is complaining that he was fired by Cumulus Media, the company that owns the station, after he refused to comply with its vaccine mandate.
Speaking on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, stressed that immigrants are “absolutely not” responsible for the uptick in Covid-19 infections across the United States.
Johnson & Johnson will seek authorization for a booster shot this week, according to The New York Times, which cited unidentified officials familiar with the company’s plans.
The news that the company will seek authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes amid concerns about the efficacy of its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine.
Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for Covid-19, a rare breakthrough infection. He had been fully vaccinated since January. He is currently not showing symptoms of the virus.
“Justice Kavanaugh’s wife and daughters are also fully vaccinated, and they tested negative on Thursday,” spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said. “As a precaution, Justice and Mrs. Kavanaugh will not attend Justice Barrett’s investiture this morning.”
For the first time, a majority of Republicans say they’ve received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the largest monthly gain since April. That’s according to a new Gallup poll released today.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) criticized Idaho leadership, saying that Idaho Governor Brad Little’s (R) disregard for the Covid-19 pandemic is “clogging up” Washington’s hospitals.
“Today in my state, Washington citizens in many cases cannot get heart surgery, cannot get cancer surgery that they need, because we are having to take too many people of unvaccinated nature and unmasked, many of whom come from Idaho, and that’s just maddening frankly,” Inslee told MSNBC.
The Biden administration announced it will ease travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign travelers in November.
According to White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients, all foreign visitors must be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination before boarding flights bound for the United States. They will also be required to provide a negative test no later than 72 hours prior to flying. Travelers who meet all these requirements will not need to quarantine.
CNN’s Don Lemon expressed his frustration with unvaccinated Americans, accusing them of prolonging the Covid-19 pandemic and saying that it’s time to “shun” them for their inaction. Lemon added that they were “harmful to the greater good.”
According to Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), hospitals are not running out of beds as Covid-19 continues to spread around the country. She is wrong: The highly transmissible Delta variant has only exacerbated an existing problem.
According to a new Axios-Ipsos poll, the majority of Americans––that’s 60%––support President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.
The mandates will affect roughly 100 million Americans. It will include a vaccine mandate for all federal workers and contractors, in addition to a requirement that large companies must mandate vaccines or regular testing for employees.
Former President Donald Trump, whose administration ignored or downplayed the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic from the start, claimed President Joe Biden is to blame for vaccine hesitancy. He also pushed back against vaccine mandates, calling them “unnecessary.”
Even though Covid-19 has surged across Arkansas in recent weeks, the state’s Republican Governor, Asa Hutchinson, insisted that President Joe Biden’s recent vaccine mandate for employers will only “harden resistance” among those who have refused to get vaccinated against the virus in the first place.
Former Vice President Mike Pence criticized President Joe Biden’s sweeping Covid-19 vaccination requirements. Pence lent himself to hyperbole, saying the announcement was “unlike anything I have ever heard from an American president.”
South Dakota Kristi Noem (R) has vowed to fight President Joe Biden’s sweeping Covid-19 vaccination requirements. Noem has explicitly refused to follow the guidance of medical experts throughout the pandemic, actions that resulted in South Dakota harboring one of the worst outbreaks in the United States.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, slammed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for being “completely wrong” about Covid-19 vaccines.
Fauci’s comments came after DeSantis insisted that whether or not a person gets a Covid-19 vaccine comes down to “personal choice.”
On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) insisted that whether or not a person gets a Covid-19 vaccine comes down to “personal choice.”
“It’s about your health and whether you want that protection or not. It really doesn’t impact me or anyone else,” he said at the time.