Several conservative governors across the U.S. are threatening to fight President Joe Biden’s newly announced vaccine mandate plan, which would require inoculation or weekly COVID-19 testing for businesses with more than 100 employees.
The move, predicted, was praised and condemned by Americans, political leaders and union leaders. It will be enacted through an upcoming rule of occupational safety and health administration that carries a fine of up to $ 14,000 for each violation, an administration official said.
Arizona, Montana Governor, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas The pledge to fight the mandate, and the Republican National Committee has said it will sue the Biden administration if requirements are met.
Biden said Friday he was “disappointed” among governors who said they planned to challenge his new requirements, adding that they were “so upset” about the health of children and their communities.
During a visit to Brookland Middle School in Washington with First Lady Jill Biden, the president was asked what his message was to Republicans who decree the vaccine order as federal overrich and plan to challenge it in court.
“There it is,” Biden said after commenting on the school grounds. “We’re playing for real here. It’s not a game.”
The plan, which Biden announced Thursday as part of a new six-part strategy, is expected to affect the country’s nearly 100 million workers.
“Many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who have not yet been vaccinated,” Biden said Thursday while announcing the new strategy. “It’s not about freedom from personal choice, it’s about protecting yourself and the people around you.”
– Courtney Subramaniam, USA Today
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According to a USA Today analysis from Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has reported more than twice as many Covid-1 deaths this year as in 2020. The country reported 585,174 deaths this year, second only to the United States. But with nearly 100,000 deaths so far this year, Brazil has reported more deaths since January 1 than any other country.
Ash Washington State has increased its mask order in public spaces to include outdoor spaces housing at least 500 people, Governor Jay Insley announced Thursday.
Id Biden instructed the Transportation Safety Administration to double the fines for passengers who refuse to wear masks at airports, increasing the fines from $ 500 to $ 1,000 for first offenders and $ 1,000 to $ 3,000 for repeat offenders.
En Tennessee High School Grady Knox was ridiculed at a school board meeting and he laughed when he said that his grandmother died at Covid-1 of after coming in contact with a man without a mask, a scene that caught national attention.
3Today’s number: According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 40.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 654,400 deaths have been recorded in the United States. Worldwide: More than 223 million cases and 4.6 million deaths. According to the CDC, more than 177.4 million Americans – 53.4% of the population – have been fully vaccinated.
3 What we read: More than 16,000 Kovid-1 deaths in U.S. nursing homes in the early months of the epidemic are at risk of being infected with the coronavirus among the most vulnerable adults, according to a study. Read more.
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Fauci: Mu, C.1.2 variant ‘extremely low’ in the United States
The spread of two new forms of coronavirus in the United States is still “extremely low” and the best way to prevent their spread is to be vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Anthony Fawcett said in a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on Friday.
Late last month, the World Health Organization identified The Mew variant was described as a “variant of interest” and Fawcett said U.S. health officials were “keeping a very close eye on it.” That’s less than .5% in the U.S., Fawcett said Friday.
Another, C.1.2 variant, has not yet been given a Greek character. International health organizations do not list it as a “variant of anxiety” or a “variant of interest,” but it drew attention after highlighting mutations seen in other forms of anxiety in pre-print studies last month. It has not yet been identified in the United States, Fawcett said.
“We will be closely monitoring these and other emerging forms, but the most important thing we can do to protect them from any variant – delta, mu or C.1.2 – is to vaccinate,” Fawcett said.
The Delta variant accounts for 99% of US coronavirus infections, Fawcett said. It filed about 13% of lawsuits in the United States in June.
France’s new travel ban has banned irresistible U.S. tourists
The French embassy confirmed on Friday that, from Sunday, only vaccinated visitors would be allowed to go on holiday. Non-vaccinated travelers can only visit for necessary reasons and a negative COVID-19 test is required. They must be separated for seven days after arrival. Currently, vaccinated tourists only need to show a negative COVID-19 test to enter France.
The move follows the European Union’s Aug. 0 decision to recommend a ban on unreasonable travel, such as holidays, to the United States over its Kovid-1 cases from its list of safe countries. This is only a recommendation, as individual countries determine their own travel policy. Read more.
– Don Gilbertson, USA Today
FDA says it will ‘follow science’ with covid vaccine for young children
Amid pressure to supply the Covid-1 vaccine to children under the age of 12 amid pediatric cases and hundreds of school closures, top US Food and Drug Administration officials said in a statement Friday that the agency would “follow science” and “cut no corners”. “On the vaccine for young children.
Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock and FDA’s Center for Biological Research and Evaluation Director Dr. “Many parents are concerned about the epidemic and the protection of their children,” acknowledged Peter Marx. Officials said they could not give a specific timeline for pediatric covid-1 vaccines but “have high hopes” that “they will be available within the next month”.
“Like you, we want to see our children and grandchildren get vaccinated against Kovid-1 as soon as possible. Our science and data need to show us the way,” officials said.
Officials say some vaccine manufacturers are still enrolling participants in clinical trials and some are still administering doses or following participants. The process is expected to include a follow-up time of at least two months, according to officials, to allow for proper security monitoring.
Once the clinical trial is completed, manufacturers must analyze their data and request approval for emergency use. Officials say the FDA will “be ready to complete its review as soon as possible, possibly within a few months.”
The agency called on parents and others who are in close contact with children under the age of 12 to vaccinate, wear masks and follow other recommended precautions.
Health officials in Mississippi have reported the deaths of 72 fetuses associated with pregnant people infected with Covid-1 since the onset of the epidemic.
Mississippi State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs said the deaths, which occurred within 20 weeks of pregnancy, were “twice as high as expected.” Wednesday press conference. Dobbs added that since August 1, eight unvaccinated pregnant women in the state have died of covid-1 of and their babies have been born prematurely.
“It’s a tragic and difficult situation,” Dobbs said. “The vaccine is very helpful and significantly successful in preventing these consequences in pregnant women.”
He reiterated that some sort of antibody and vaccination is approved and recommended for pregnant women, referring to both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Mississippi, 38% of residents fully vaccinated, lags behind the current average of 53% of the country.
-Sarah Hasselhurst, Mississippi Clarion Ledger and Ndia Yancey-Bragg, USA Today
All students in Los Angeles 12 and beyond must be vaccinated
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted in January to vaccinate all students 12 years of age or older against participating in class in person against Kovid-1.
Los Angeles is the first major school system in the country to make vaccination compulsory for students in the country. The district is the second largest in the country. The district is already one of the few places in the world to set up cowardly security measures to provide the necessary vaccinations for teachers.
The move could face opposition from families who are reluctant to vaccinate their children. There is no vaccine for children 12 to 15 years of age with full FDA approval; Pfizer was recently approved for ages 16 and older. Children over the age of 12 may be vaccinated under emergency use approval.
– Jeanine Santucci, USA Today
The Kentucky National Guard has been deployed to help struggling hospitals
In a “significant” installation, More than 30,000 members of the Kentucky National Guard are visiting 21 hospitals in the state to help overworked healthcare workers, including Louisville, Governor Andy Bassier announced Thursday.
The 310 troops, divided into 10 to 30 teams for each hospital, will provide non-clinical work facilities such as administrative and logistical support সহায়তা from Monday to two weeks.
This comes because the number of adult beds received in the intensive care unit in Kentucky is the lowest – only 90 free, Besier said, adding that 60 of the state’s 96 hospitals are facing a manpower crisis.
– Sarah Lad, Louisville Courier Journal