I Repeat: Taking any vaccine or medicine should be each individuals decision to do so or not, plain and simple.
|Appeals court stays Biden vaccine mandate for businesses|
|An appeals court ruled on Saturday to temporarily halt President Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 employees or more.The ruling came from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit after state attorneys general sued the Biden administration over its mandate that would require employers with over 100 or more employees mandate vaccinations or undergo frequent testing.|
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Taking any vaccine or medicine should be each individuals decision to do so or not, plain and simple.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys working on behalf of the Christian Employers Alliance (CEA), a nonprofit representing Christian-owned businesses, co-filed a petition in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday to challenge the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for private businesses.
IT MATTERS. This week the Labor Department issued the final OSHA regulation that would force more than 80 million American workers employed by private businesses to take the COVID-19 vaccine by January 4 or face weekly testing. The Biden Administration mandate applies to companies with 100 or more employees. Those not getting the shot will be required to pay for weekly COVID tests and employers are on the hook for enforcement—with each violation carrying a fine of $14,000. There are also 17 million healthcare workers working in nursing homes and hospitals that receive Medicare and/or Medicaid funds, who cannot opt-out. To fight the regulation, two dozen states are suing the federal government. One governor realized that she needed to protect employees who will be fired and might not be able to draw unemployment; here’s how.
|New this morning: A new drug being developed by Pfizer offers the possibility of nearly putting an end to deaths from COVID-19. When given within five days of the onset of symptoms, the antiviral therapy called Paxlovid prevented almost 90% of deaths from COVID-19 compared to a placebo, a Pfizer study found.|
|A wave of Republican officials are expected to sue the Biden administration Friday over a new federal rule that will require large companies to vaccinate their workforce against COVID-19 or implement rigorous testing regimes. Tap here for live COVID-19 updates.The Biden administration says many private businesses will have until Jan. 4 to ensure their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly for the virus. Companies that do not comply will face heavy fines. The mandate affects two-thirds of America’s workforce and is already facing legal challenges from Republicans. Here’s what you need to know.|
|Which businesses must require workers get vaccinated for COVID-19 or be regularly tested? How long do they have to comply? Who pays for the testing?|
U.K. Approves First COVID-19 Pill
|Britain on Thursday granted conditional authorization to drugmaker Merck’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, becoming the first country in the world to OK the virus treatment.