Category: AMERICA

Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire After Congress Fails to Extend It

The nationwide pause on evictions is set to expire on Saturday after Congress failed to extend it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered last year a moratorium on evictions, but federal courts have since said the agency overreached with the pause and the Supreme Court ruled in June that any extension would have […]

Walt Disney, Walmart Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for US Employees, Alters Mask Policy

The Walt Disney Company and Walmart announced a new policy on Friday that will require every employee working for the company in the United States to be vaccinated against the CCP virus. Disney’s new measure will give both salaried and non-union hourly employees across the nation 60 days to be compliant, the company said in a statement. […]

Republicans on House Science Committee Urge Probe Into CCP Virus Origins

Republicans on a House committee on Friday urged for a bipartisan Congressional investigation into the origins of COVID-19, citing stonewalling by China’s communist authorities who have refused to share key information about the outbreak. On Friday, GOP members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent a letter calling for the probe to […]

‘The President Is a Trusted Voice’: White House on Lack of COVID-19 Briefings After CDC Announcement

President Joe Biden delivered a speech on Thursday that addressed the recent decision to recommend fully vaccinated people wear masks, the White House said Friday when asked about the lack of COVID-19 press briefings following the sudden reversal. “Why are the doctors not here in the briefing room to take our questions? Why have we […]

California Union Opposes Newsom’s Vaccine Order

California’s biggest public sector union has come out in opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring state workers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. Richard Louis Brown, president of SEIU Local 1000, which represents some 96,000 employees of the State of California, on Wednesday shared a letter from the union to the California […]

California Union Opposes Newsom’s Vaccine Order

California’s biggest public sector union has come out in opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring state workers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. Richard Louis Brown, president of SEIU Local 1000, which represents some 96,000 employees of the State of California, on Wednesday shared a letter from the union to the California […]

FDA Extends Shelf Life of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to extend the shelf life on Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from four-and-a-half months to six months. In a July 28 concurrence letter (pdf), the FDA said Johnson & Johnson had provided sufficient data to support the extension of the company’s vaccine to six months, including […]

Florida Governor Blocks School Mask Mandates in Executive Order

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order to block mask mandates in schools. The governor said his order lets parents exercise their right to decide for their own children whether to wear masks. School districts in two Florida counties—Broward and Gadsden—previously issued mask mandates for students, effective when classes start in August. […]

Arkansas Governor Seeks to Lift Ban on School Mask Mandate

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced that he will be calling the state legislature into a special session to consider allowing school boards to require students and staff to wear masks in schools. Hutchinson in April signed into law legislation that prohibits state and local government entities, including public school districts, from requiring or mandating […]

Biden Admin: National COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate ‘Not Under Consideration at This Time’

The White House on Friday said President Joe Biden and other top administration officials aren’t considering a national COVID-19 vaccine mandate “at this time.” “A national vaccine requirement is not under consideration at this time. That’s where we are with that,” deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a press briefing at the White House […]