White House Confirms Pop Star Olivia Rodrigo Will Help Push Young People to Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

A White House official confirmed that pop star Olivia Rodrigo, who has dominated the pop music charts since the release of her debut album, Sour, in May 2021 and became a viral sensation with the release of “Drivers License,” will meet with President Joe Biden as part of a bid to help push young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. read more

Brian Kilmeade: “The Focus of this Administration on Vaccination is Mind-Boggling”

“Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade doubled down on Covid-19 denial, calling the Biden administration’s focus on vaccination “mind-boggling.”

“Listen, in many cases, they’ve done a very good job of getting the word out and getting the vaccine out,” he said, noting that the three vaccines that are available––Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson––”are available if you want them but that’s not enough.” read more

Jen Psaki: “We Don’t Take Any of Our Health and Medical Advice from Marjorie Taylor Greene”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told CNN that the Biden administration does not “take any of our health and medical advice from Marjorie Taylor Greene” after Greene compared a push by President Joe Biden to ensure as many Americans are vaccinated against the coronavirus as possible to the people who helped Adolf Hitler rise to power in Nazi Germany.  read more

Trump Suggested Sending Americans Infected with Covid-19 to Guantanamo Bay

Trump tells coup plotters to go home

According to Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta, who authored the new book, Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History, former President Donald Trump reportedly suggested sending Americans infected with Covid-19 to Guantanamo Bay in a bid to cut down on the number of cases on United States soil. read more

Fauci Expresses Concern About States With Low Vaccination Rates

Speaking on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, said he is concerned about states with low vaccination rates.

What my concern is, is in those states in which you have relatively few, compared to others, people vaccinated, when you’re below 50 percent of the people being vaccinated, that’s when you’re going to have a problem,” he noted during his appearance on “New Day,” adding that “the one thing we want to make sure is that we don’t declare victory prematurely and feel that because things are going in the right direction that we don’t have to keep vaccinating people.” read more

Biden Administration to Share Millions of Vaccines with Other Countries

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States will share millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines with other countries. This number will be in addition to the 60 million doses of AstraZeneca he has already committed to sharing by July 4. The United States will release 20 million doses of Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines as well as AstraZeneca to areas abroad once the vaccines are approved by federal regulators. read more

Tomi Lahren Urges Her Followers to “Free the Face” in Latest Melodramatic Anti-Mask Tirade

Fox News personality Tomi Lahren has spent much of the pandemic decrying the need to wear masks and practice social distancing, likening such actions to those of a draconian state. Her latest remarks, urging her followers to “free the face,” are a further indication of how much wearing masks has turned into a flashpoint in the culture wars. read more

Sherrod Brown Calls Rand Paul a “Lunatic” for Not Wearing a Mask

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in a statement to reporters said Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is a “lunatic” for refusing to wear a mask to protect others from Covid-19.

Asked about colleagues who don’t wear masks, Brown told the Cincinnati Enquirer, “One of them that’s an M.D., isn’t, but he’s kind of a lunatic,” a reference to Paul. “He thinks he wants to be different but it doesn’t serve the public interest.” read more

Milestone: White House to Announce That 100 Million Adults Are Now Fully Vaccinated

The United States has reached an important milestone: More than 100 million adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

That’s what the White House, via coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients, is expected to announce later today. The United States, as of this morning, has administered more than 237 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as the United States continues to lead much of the world in the global vaccination effort. read more

Doctor Laughs at Orange County Republican Who Asked If Covid-19 Vaccine Contained a Tracking Device

Doctors and other medical professionals have had to face an uphill battle against a tide of disinformation about Covid-19-related matters, particularly on vaccines. Vaccine hesitancy has the potential to undercut the United States’s efforts to lower Covid caseloads and ease the burden on hospitals; much disinformation spreads through social media; since the pandemic began, conspiracy theorists have suggested––among other things––that the virus was manufactured by the Chinese to wage war against the U.S. and that the vaccine could be used to “track” individuals who receive it. read more

Alaska Airlines Bans Republican Senator Who Refused to Wear a Mask

Alaska Airlines has banned Alaska state Senator Lisa Reinhold, a Republican, after she argued with airport employees about a mask mandate.

The announcement came after video footage of Reinhold’s behavior went viral last week. At the time of the incident, Reinhold threatened to call the police on employees and even started to film them with her phone as she asked for their names. read more