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  • Fauci: 'Worst time' for a government shutdown is in middle of pandemic

    09/23/2021 7:54:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/2021 | Jordan Williams
    Anthony Fauci says the “the worst time” for a government shutdown is in the middle of a pandemic, a warning that comes as Congress is barreling toward a financial impasse that could close down the government. “I think it’s so obvious to anybody who’s looking at the situation,” the nation's leading infectious disease expert said in an interview with The Washington Post’s The Early 202. “The worst time in the world we want to shut down the government is in the middle of a pandemic where we have 140,000 people a day getting infected and 2,000 people a day dying....
  • Fauci says he supports vaccine mandate for children

    09/21/2021 4:18:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 21, 2021 | 5:24pm | Mark Lungariello
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said he favors COVID-19 vaccination mandates in schools, weeks ahead of the expected approval of the vaccine for kids ages 5-11. Children under 12 aren’t eligible to get jabbed yet, but federal regulators are likely to OK the Pfizer-BioNTech for use in kids 5 and up as early as October, Fauci said Monday. “I know there’s a lot of pushback against mandates,” the White House chief medical adviser told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson. “But, I think we’re in such an emergency situation with the 150,000 cases that we’re having each day.” Fauci, who has become a favorite target...
  • Postal Workers Exempt from New Vaccine Requirements: Report

    09/09/2021 5:02:42 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 110 replies
    NR ^ | 9/9/2021 | ZACHARY EVANS
    U.S. Postal Service employees are exempt from the Biden administration’s new coronavirus-vaccine requirements for federal workers and large companies, White House officials told the Washington Post on Thursday evening. -snip- However, those requirements do not extend to the USPS, a federal agency that employs over 644,000 people. “We strongly encourage them to comply with these standards,” White House officials told the Post. It was not immediately clear why the administration’s vaccination requirements do not extend to the Postal Service.
  • WATCH LIVE: Biden announces six-part plan to tackle COVID-19 pandemic-FR LIVE THREAD

    09/09/2021 1:33:14 PM PDT · by John W · 501 replies
    PBS ^ | September 9, 2021 | President Joe Biden
    Biden announces six-part plan to tackle COVID-19 pandemic
  • Biden to announce vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 workers

    09/09/2021 12:51:52 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 106 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 9/9/2021 | AP
    President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery. The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans.
  • Biden to announce sweeping vaccine mandates as he unveils new Covid strategy (Vax/Testing Mandate for Private Employers with 100 or more Employees!)

    09/09/2021 12:21:21 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 105 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/9/2021 | Shannon Pettypiece and Heidi Przybyla
    President Joe Biden will announce sweeping new vaccine mandates designed to ramp up pressure on the unvaccinated, putting in place additional mandates for federal workers, large employers, and health care providers and calling for the private sector to do the same. Biden expected to ask the Department of Labor to put out a rule requiring any employer with more than 100 employees have a vaccine requirement or testing requirement in place
  • Biden will make major COVID speech Thursday outlining 'six-pronged' plan based on more vaccine mandates and school policies

    09/07/2021 12:14:04 PM PDT · by DFG · 125 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/07/2021 | Reuters via DM
    President Joe Biden on Thursday will present a six-pronged strategy intended to fight the spread of the highly contagious COVID Delta variant and increase U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations, the White House said on Tuesday. The United States, which leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths, is struggling to stem a wave of infections driven by the variant even as officials try to persuade Americans who have resisted vaccination to get the shots. Rising case loads have raised concerns as children head back to school, while also rattling investors and upending company return-to-office plans. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters...
  • Fauci backs COVID-19 vaccine mandate for U.S. school children

    08/29/2021 11:44:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies ^ | 29 August 2021 | Linda So
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Sunday he supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children attending schools as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to fuel a surge in cases in the nation. "I believe that mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea," Fauci told CNN’s "State of the Union" program. "We've done this for decades and decades, requiring polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis" vaccinations. Currently, children under 12 are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But Fauci, in a separate interview on ABC's...
  • Video shows hordes of maskless people at Pelosi fundraiser

    08/22/2021 6:16:23 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/22/2021 | David Meyer
    Mask-pushing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was apparently caught addressing an outdoor crowd of mask-less Democratic big wigs in COVID-19-riddled Napa Valley over the weekend, according to video and tweets. A clip of the close-quartered fund-raiser was posted on Facebook by Democratic Party donor and winemaker Kathryn Walt Hall — and promptly blasted out on Twitter. The footage appeared to show dozens of unmasked people seated elbow to elbow at long luncheon tables as Pelosi gave a speech and masked waiters ambled between the listeners. “All the servants fully masked,” tweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald. “The almost-entirely old, white, rich crowd of...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., wife, hospitalized with COVID-19

    08/21/2021 5:00:41 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 93 replies
    WGAL ^ | 8-21-21
    Updated: 7:43 PM EDT Aug 21, 2021 The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., and his wife, Jacqueline, have both been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which was founded by Jackson, announced the couple's hospitalization on Saturday in a news release. The organization said anyone who has been around either of them over the last five or six days should isolate, per CDC guidelines. The couple is under medical observation at Northwestern Hospital. According to a release on the Rainbow PUSH Coalition website, Jackson received his COVID-19 vaccination in January.
  • Though young and healthy, unvaccinated father dies of COVID

    08/21/2021 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 356 replies ^ | August 21, 2021 | KIM CHANDLER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Healthy and in their 30s, Christina and Josh Tidmore figured they were low-risk for COVID-19. With conflicting viewpoints about whether to get vaccinated against the virus filling their social media feeds and social circles, they decided to wait. On July 20, Josh came home from work with a slight cough initially thought to be sinus trouble. On Aug. 11, he died of COVID-19 at a north Alabama hospital as Christina Tidmore witnessed a doctor and her team frantically try to resuscitate her husband. “She would say, ’I need a pulse. ’I would hear, ‘no pulse,’ “Christina...
  • EXCLUSIVE: At least 63 people on Martha's Vineyard have tested positive for Covid-19 since Barack Obama's maskless 60th birthday bash - the most cases on the island since April

    08/13/2021 5:08:33 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/13/2021 | Shawn Cohen
    A total of 63 people on Martha's Vineyard have tested positive for Covid- 19 since former President Barack Obama's 60th birthday extravaganza last Saturday, more than any week since April. -snip- Hundreds of people attended Obama's birthday bash Saturday, flying in from around the country and congregating under tents where partiers danced, ate and drank the night away on his estate in Edgartown. He gathered with friends Thursday at the Barn Bowl & Bistro, joined a larger kick-off celebration Friday at the luxury Winnetu Oceanside Resort. Obama followed up his party with a brunch Sunday at Beach Road restaurant, dining...
  • Oregon to resume statewide indoor mask mandate, Gov. Kate Brown says

    08/10/2021 6:27:15 PM PDT · by An Appeal to Heaven · 27 replies
    Aimee Green | The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | August 10, 2021 | Aimee Green | The Oregonian/OregonLive
    Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that Oregonians will be required to start wearing masks in all indoor public spaces regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status -- a move that comes as the pandemic spirals out of control and new projections show COVID-19 hospitalizations could nearly double by September from today’s record numbers. Brown didn’t specify a date for when the mandate will take effect, but she is expected to share more details during a news conference Wednesday. Brown also announced Tuesday that starting as early as Oct. 18 she will require all state employees in the executive branch -- which...
  • Arkansas reports new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

    08/10/2021 11:52:16 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 93 replies ^ | August 10, 2021, 8:08 AM | ANDREW DEMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Monday set a new record for the number of people in the state hospitalized because of COVID-19 as its coronavirus surge continued. The state reported its COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 103, its biggest one-day increase, to 1,376. The state's previous record during the pandemic for COVID-19 hospitalizations was in January when it reported 1,371 virus patients in the hospital. The Department of Health reported that there are only eight intensive care unit beds available in the state. There are 509 COVID-19 patients in ICUs around the state and 286 on ventilators. Only about...
  • NYT Reporter Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About COVID Vaccinations and Obama's Birthday Party

    08/09/2021 9:48:17 AM PDT · by lightman · 12 replies ^ | 9 August A.D. 2021 | Matt Vespa
    Talk about the upper crust life, huh? Former President Barack Obama has his bougie birthday party over the weekend. There were tons of guests. It was a superspreader event if we’re going by the liberal media’s rules. COVID is back in the news, and the media is beyond aroused by it. They’re getting off on rising cases, deaths, and hospitalizations. They’re also using this as their PSA bullhorn to tell people to get vaccinated. Should we get the shot? Yes, I think they should. Should they be forced? No. There are a ton of people who don’t like vaccine mandates...
  • Report: Barack Obama’s 60th Birthday Celebration Continued Sunday with Crowded Brunch

    08/09/2021 9:58:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/09/2021 | David NG
    Former President Barack Obama reportedly continued to celebrate his 60th birthday Sunday with a brunch gathering of his friends at a restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard, marking the third straight day of pandemic partying for the Obamas. The Sunday brunch took place at a waterfront restaurant, with photographs showing Barack and Michelle Obama seated amid a crowd of friends, none of whom could be seen wearing masks as they socialized in close proximity, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
  • Glenn Greenwald exposes liberal elites hypocrisy re: Obama party

    08/09/2021 7:11:53 AM PDT · by RandFan · 6 replies
    twitter ^ | Aug 9 | Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwaldLeft-liberals spent a full year relentlessly COVID-shaming anyone who went outside (unless for liberal protests) or questioning Fauci. But now that their icons threw themselves an opulent indoor maskless party, they announce that only pettiness or jealousy would make you notice. According to @JoyAnnReid if you find anything distasteful or noteworthy about Obama throwing himself a gigantic maskless indoor party at his $12 million weekend estate -- as restrictions intensify -- it just means you're an unsophisticated, poor loser, angry you weren't invited. Can't remember an episode that has revealed quite as vividly how liberal elites really see the world...
  • “This Is a Sophisticated, Vaccinated Crowd” – NY Times Hack Defends Obama’s Maskless B-Day Extravaganza by Pointing Out the Elitist Nature of the Crowd (VIDEO)

    08/09/2021 6:19:30 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 63 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 9, 2021 | Jim Hoft
    New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni defended the super-spreader event telling CNN hack Jim Acosta, “Other people said this is really being overblown. They’re following all the safety precautions. People are going to sporting events bigger than this. This is going to be safe. This is a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd. And this is just about optics. It’s not about safety.”
  • This tweet from John Legend could be the fastest badly aged take in the history of Twitter

    08/09/2021 5:31:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | August 8, 2021 | by Greg P.
    Singer John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, were guests at Barack Obama’s big maskless birthday party on Saturday in Martha’s Vineyard: Guests including Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend leave Barack Obama's 60th birthday EARLY — Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) August 8, 2021 And we have yet to see a single masked guest anywhere in that poorly ventilated tent: Via, Obama and guests dancing maskless in the poorly ventilated tent. — Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) August 8, 2021 This would be the same John Legend who on August 2 said being “unmasked at a large indoor...
  • New York Times reporter faces backlash over 'sophisticated, vaccinated crowd' comments about Obama party

    08/08/2021 6:18:29 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/2021 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A New York Times reporter received backlash on social media after making a comment on another network that critics believe dismissed concerns about former President Obama’s star-studded maskless birthday party over the weekend. New York Times White House Correspondent Annie Karni discussed the controversy surrounding Obama’s much-criticized Martha’s Vineyard celebration where he was seen not wearing a mask and used the term "sophisticated" crowd, saying that the guests were "following all the safety precautions." -snip- "A NYT reporter on CNN justifying Obama's huge maskless birthday bash because he only invited "a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd" is about as emblematic of liberal...