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    Over the weekend, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the world’s leading (translation: most dangerous) anti-vax conspiracy theorist, was one of many kooky speakers railing against COVID vaccines and mandates at a “Defeat the Mandates” rally in Washington, D.C. “Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you can hide in the attic like Anne Frank did,” said Kennedy Jr. “Today the mechanisms are being put in place that will make it so none of us can run, none of us can hide.” The outrageous comparison was immediately condemned by a Twitter account belonging to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Place and Museum, which was established in 1947 to preserve the memories of those lost—and what happened to them—in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. “Exploiting of the tragedy of people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany - including children like Anne Frank - in a debate about vaccines & limitations during global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay,” they wrote. Their statement prompted a Twitter user to tag...
    The U.S. military is on the verge of dismissing hundreds of trained fighter pilots for refusing to take the coronavirus vaccine, an active-duty Marine told Tucker Carlson on Monday. Lt. Col. Scott Duncan is just one of the many aviators who was denied a religious exemption after the Department of Defense’s mandate on all active-duty service members went into effect on Nov. 28. If Duncan's appeal is denied, he will be discharged from the military for choosing to forego the vaccine. Duncan has flown over 300 combat missions, including 200 carrier landings for the Marine Corps. MARINES SAY THEY'RE BEING ‘CRUSHED’ FOR VACCINE REFUSAL: ‘A POLITICAL PURGE’ "I am not unique in my situation," Duncan told Tucker Carlson on Monday. "There are many incredibly qualified individuals with a tremendous amount of experience, and we believe that that can be a detriment to national defense in the event we separate that many aviators." More than 200 Marines have been booted and thousands more face the same fate for refusing to submit to the vaccine. Duncan said he and many of his fellow Marines "do disagree with the pedigree and the...
    Montgomery County’s proposed vaccine passport, which would require people entering businesses such as restaurants and bars, leaves too many questions unanswered, according to the Maryland county’s council president. Gabe Albornoz and other members of the council are still wondering about the logistical concerns of requiring businesses to screen customers before they could enter. “There are concerns about the ability to actually enforce this because of the current situation on the ground with staffing levels” Albornoz said. Those worries don’t end with the ability of staff at a business to check for proof of vaccination. Questions have been raised about what would happen if customers ignore the regulation and police are called. “There are concerns raised about the status of Montgomery County police and all that is already on their plate and adding another layer to it,” Albornoz said. County Executive Marc Elrich’s administration introduced the regulation that would require anyone 12 and older to show proof of vaccination before entering a range of businesses, including bars, restaurants, conference centers and gyms. Eventually, the requirement would include anyone 5 years old...
    The View mocked the Defeat the Mandates march that took place on the National Mall in Washington on Sunday, saying its speakers and premise were misinformed. People from across the country gathered at the Washington Monument and walked to the Lincoln Memorial to participate in the march, which was part of an international demonstration against COVID-19-related restrictions. Among those who spoke was Children’s Health Defense founder Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The show's co-hosts criticized Kennedy for comparing present-day mandates to the Nazi oppression of Jews and claiming that mandates are stripping people of their rights. “Even in Hitler's Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland,” Kennedy said. “You could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did. I visited in 1962 — East Germany — with my father and met people who had climbed the wall and escaped. So it was possible. Many people died doing it, but it was possible. Today, the mechanisms are being put in place that will make it so none of us can run, none of us...
    Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar responded to fellow Hall of Famer John Stockton’s recent suspension of season tickets to his alma mater’s games over not wearing a mask and his comments regarding the coronavirus. Stockton, Gonzaga University’s most famous alum, has said that more than 100 pro athletes had died immediately after being vaccinated. He also asserted that tens of thousands have died from taking the COVID vaccine. Abdul-Jabbar argued Stockton’s stance on vaccines is “extreme and not based on reality or facts.” “I think statements like that make the public look upon athletes as basically dumb jocks for trying to explain away something that is obviously a pandemic,” Abdul-Jabbar outlined. “And the best way to fight pandemics is through vaccination and testing. Those are the means by which we identify the problem and do our best to mitigate it. … It doesn’t make sense what he is saying.” “I think John’s reaction to the vaccine is extreme and not based on reality or facts,” he added. “And if John could just check the facts...
    A state senator Monday turned up the heat in the COVID-19 school vaccine mandate wars with new legislation that nixes personal belief exemptions just as two Bay Area districts are set to require the shots in coming weeks — and as thousands of their students remain unvaccinated. Sen. Richard Pan’s bill would not take effect until January 2023 if approved, but unlike most other vaccine mandates, it would disallow personal belief exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccines just as his 2015 bill did for 10 other inoculations the state already requires for children to attend school. Gov. Gavin Newsom last fall said California will require the COVID-19 vaccines for school attendance once the Food and Drug Administration grants full approval for a broader age range — they’re now given under emergency use authorization for ages 5-15. FDA approval could come by this summer and the state mandate implemented by next fall. Newsom said a personal belief exemption would be allowed, but Pan’s bill does away with that. “The most effective way to keep schools open and safe is to ensure the...
    ARLETA, LOS ANGELES -- A new state bill would require all K-12 students in California be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person classes.State Senator Dr. Richard Pan introduced the proposed legislation at Arleta High School Monday morning alongside representatives from the Los Angeles and San Diego Unified school districts.The bill would add the COVID vaccine to the list of required vaccinations for children attending school in person."Mandates work and they save lives. A vaccinated person has less severe reactions. The virus is less transmissible if a person is vaccinated and this reduces the opportunity for the virus to spread and mutate to another variant," said interim LAUSD Superintendent Megan Reilly.Gov. Gavin Newsom's student vaccine mandate announced last year was blocked by the lower courts, and now the state legislature is weighing in.Pan's bill would not allow students to opt out of receiving the vaccine over personal beliefs -- only with a medical exemption."We continue to keep in-person learning to be an important option for the students who wish to do so. And the way we do that is...
    (CNN)The mangling and misappropriation of historical facts reached another dismal new low over the weekend, when anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. suggested the stubbornly unvaccinated are worse off than Anne Frank."Even in Hitler Germany (sic), you could, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland. You could hide in an attic, like Anne Frank did," said Kennedy in a speech at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday. An analogy too absurd and gross to dwell on. Kennedy spread his misinformation with a microphone in broad daylight before a crowd protesting Covid-19 vaccine requirements.Suffice it to say Frank hid quietly in a cramped attic in the Netherlands to avoid detection before she was discovered and killed by Nazis. Watch this "60 Minutes" report that aired this month on the new theory, from a retired FBI agent, about who might have betrayed Frank. Pay attention to the visuals of the cramped attic where Frank lived, hidden, for years.Read MoreCovid-19 vaccines are estimated to have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives. President Joe Biden's effort to require vaccines for most US workers has...
    Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made “deeply offensive” comments when he suggested things are worse for people today than they were for Anne Frank, the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp after hiding with her family in a secret annex in an Amsterdam house for two years, the Anti-Defamation League and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said Monday. “Making reckless comparisons to the Holocaust, the murder of six million Jews, for a political agenda is outrageous and deeply offensive. Those who carelessly invoke Anne Frank, the star badge, and the Nuremberg Trials exploit history and the consequences of hate,” the museum said Monday in a statement posted to Twitter. A spokesman said the museum made the statement in response to Kennedy’s speech and other recent incidents of people invoking the Holocaust for political purposes. The museum also pointed out that Anne Frank was one of the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust. Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, wrote on Twitter that Kennedy invoking Anne Frank’s memory and the mass murder of Jews by...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus vaccine-related medical questions. If you have a question, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. READ MORE: I-Team: Senators Demand Independent Review Of Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant“I purchased a 50 pack of KN95 masks on Amazon. It has the GB 2626-2019 on it but not on the masks themselves. Are they fake?” -Alan My understanding is if the numbers “GB 2626-2019” or “GB2626-2006” are engraved on the actual masks, not just the packaging, they should be legitimate. You can go visit these two websites: USA Today and Project N95. “If four people in my house have COVID at the same time and two turn negative before the other two, is it possible that the two who now test negative will get reinfected?” -Robin READ MORE: Tax Season Has Started, Here Are Tips For A Timely Refund From The IRSIf four people in the home test positive, and two of them end...
    But Pan's bill does not consider whether the FDA fully approves the vaccine before it takes effect. And parents would not be given the option to cite personal or religious exemptions from having their children vaccinated against COVID-19. “We should be having conversations about what’s best for our children and what’s best for the safety of schools,” Pan said. He acknowledged to the Times that the language about FDA approval is "something we're still working on." He also admitted his bill does not address COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. “That’s one of the things we’ll have to work out,” he said. Pan's bill would also delegate authority to the California Department of Public Health to mandate vaccines in the future without requiring the state to offer personal belief exemptions, the Times reported. The bill is the second major piece of legislation to be offered by the state Senate's Vaccine Work Group caucus, which was formed to advance bills intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and combat vaccine misinformation. State Sen. Scott Wiener (D), another member of the working group,...
    THE DAILY NEWSLETTER – MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2022 MEDIA WINNER: Jim Cramer On Monday’s episode of Squawk on the Street, CNBC’s Jim Cramer cited bad earnings, fears of tightening by the Fed, and the Russian threat to Ukraine as factors in stocks plummeting and some alarm across the board about the market. He then told his audience that it might feel good to sell, but don’t do so in a panic because you might not be able to get back in. “Look I’m not negative,” said Cramer. “I’m trying to give you a positive scenario here. I’m saying when stocks are down this much…that you shouldn’t just say, ‘Holy cow, I’m getting killed,’ because you should realize you’ve been getting killed.” “So now you have to decide what stocks are down a certain percentage from their high, that still could be worth a great deal,” he said. “And those are ones that you have to do some buying.” Cramer’s colleague David Faber brought up reports of companies with “names that you know very well” whose stock prices were “down...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – After a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month that backed the Biden administration, Florida has dropped its appeal in a legal fight against federal COVID-19 vaccination requirements for health care workers. Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office filed a motion Friday to dismiss an appeal that was filed at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeal came after a Pensacola-based district judge in November refused to block the vaccination requirements for workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers. READ MORE: 'No Matter Where We Looked, It Was Sold Out': Baby Formula Shortage Is Major Concern For ParentsThe motion cited a Jan. 13 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the vaccination requirements in cases from other parts of the country. The requirements, which apply to providers that take part in the Medicaid and Medicare programs, will start to take effect Thursday in Florida. At that point, workers will need to have received at least one dose of vaccine or have pending requests for exemptions. Workers will have an additional month to become fully...
     It’s no secret that Eric Clapton is a staunch vaccine critic, but he’s taken his skepticism a couple of steps further. In a recent interview on The Real Music Observer channel on YouTube, Clapton claimed that he has faced criticism for his take on the vaccine due to “mass formation hypnosis.” The very controversial conspiracy theory, previously floated by Dr. Robert Malone on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” suggests that millions of people trust the vaccine due to mass hypnosis. During Clapton’s appearance on The Real Music Observer, interviewer David Spuria questions how the guitarist received such widespread criticism for sharing his experience with the vaccine. After receiving the jab, Clapton penned a letter detailing his “disastrous” reactions to the vaccine — blaming what he called the “propaganda” that promoted the vaccine’s safety. The rock star has also dropped an anti-vaccine and an anti-lockdown song, which features Van Morrison, sharing that his friends and family were worried about him prior to their release. “So I thought, why are they? What’s going on here?” he said. “There seemed to be some sort of...
    Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was “reckless” and “outrageous” when he suggested things are worse for people today than they were for Anne Frank, the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp after hiding with her family in a secret annex in an Amsterdam house for two years, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said. “Making reckless comparisons to the Holocaust, the murder of six million Jews, for a political agenda is outrageous and deeply offensive. Those who carelessly invoke Anne Frank, the star badge, and the Nuremberg Trials exploit history and the consequences of hate,” the museum said Monday in a statement posted to Twitter. A spokesman said the museum made the statement in response to Kennedy’s speech and other recent incidents of people invoking the Holocaust for political purposes. The museum also pointed out that Anne Frank was one of the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust. During a Sunday rally in Washington organized by his anti-vaccine nonprofit group Children’s Health Defense, Kennedy complained that people’s rights were being violated by public health measures that...
    The State of Georgia is demanding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permanently withdraw its rule that purports to mandate full vaccination for businesses with 100 or more employees. Sent in a formal comment letter signed by Attorney General Chris Carr, the request follows a 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Biden administration from enforcing its temporary employer vaccine mandate. “The Biden administration’s stubborn attempt to keep alive its heavy-handed mandate against private businesses and their employees will only create further uncertainty for hardworking Georgians,” said Attorney General Carr. “This delay is completely unnecessary, and the President should put an end to it once and for all by immediately withdrawing his unlawful permit.” “Both the Supreme Court and the American people have spoken, and they have loudly said the Biden administration’s attempts at forcing this mandate on Americans and businesses are not only wrong, but also unconstitutional,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “Still, the President continues to seek other avenues for his failed policies. In effect, he is...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A new bill from State Sen. Richard Pan will add COVID-19 vaccines to inoculations students are required to get before they can attend public school in California. Pan announced the bill at Arleta High School alongside school officials from Los Angeles and San Diego, and public health leaders. As the world enters the third year of the pandemic, Pan said parents and families have all experienced the disruption, anxiety, and trauma since the coronavirus crisis began in March of 2020. READ MORE: Worker Seriously Burned In Explosion, Fire In Chipotle Of Downtown LA High-Rise, Dozens Evacuated“Confidence and certainty are things we all long for, and yet that certainty repeatedly seems out of reach, Pan said. “As a pediatrician, parent, and legislator, I am committed to giving the public confidence and certainty that we are working to prevent or slowdown the next coronavirus surge.” READ MORE: Amid Blood Shortage, Krispy Kreme Offers Free Donuts To DonorsStudents in California are already required to get several immunizations to enroll in school, including for those against measles, mumps, polio, and...
    Top-ranked player Novak Djokovic could be allowed to defend his French Open title under the latest COVID-19 rules adopted by the French government, even if he is still not vaccinated when the clay-court Grand Slam starts in May. Djokovic was deported from Australia and barred from playing in the Australian Open this month for not meeting the country’s strict COVID-19 vaccination rules. It initially appeared that the Serb tennis star would not be welcomed at Roland Garros either under a new law intended to exclude the unvaccinated from stadiums, restaurants, bars and other public places. As questions quickly arose about Djokovic's status in France following his deportation from Australia, Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu previously said that as soon as the law was passed the country's vaccine pass would become compulsory to enter stadiums, theater or exhibitions, "for all spectators, practitioners, French or foreign professionals." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM FILE - Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the cup after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland...
    The "Defeat the Mandates" rally on Sunday in Washington D.C. was not exactly the blockbuster event, size-wise, organizers had hoped to turn out. The event's planners had predicted 20,000 people, but more reasonable estimates suggested it was fewer than half that who actually showed. But despite the paltry turnout, the event was deeply troubling to experts who monitor the far-right. The tone and tenor of the occasion were so hyperbolic and self-aggrandizing, creating exactly the sort of conditions that will further radicalize ordinary Republicans and stoke more right-wing violence. Disgustingly, one of the main speakers was Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the Democratic scion who was assassinated in 1968. Kennedy has spent the past few years becoming an increasingly unhinged anti-vaccine activist — but his presence on Sunday was even more alarming considering the role that the Kennedy family plays in the imaginations of the QAnon cult. Many QAnoners believe that JFK and JFK Jr. — Kennedy's deceased uncle and first cousin, respectively — are still alive and secretly supporting Donald Trump. Simply by showing up, Kennedy validated...
    Fox Nation host Tammy Bruce said Monday on "The Faulkner Focus" that officials, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, are beginning to take into account the "mood of the country" when determining new COVID restrictions and mandates. On Sunday, the "Defeat the Mandates" march took to the streets and monuments of Washington, D.C., calling for an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates nationwide.  CLAY TRAVIS SAYS ‘TIDE IS TURNING’ ON COVID AFTER BARI WEISS' REMARKS ON BILL MAHER'S SHOW TAMMY BRUCE: He's been the face of this pandemic and this pandemic has been a disaster. And yet there he is, still being taken seriously.  … These rallies against mandates and control are all around the world, and this is at a point where they realize that Fauci at one point said several weeks ago that certain things weren't going to be planned for because of the mood of the country. And that's fascinating because they realize that they've screwed it up like everything else, and Americans have recognized that. And what we want is what we've always wanted, which is the ability to...
    People who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer allowed in France’s restaurants, bars, tourist sites and sports venues unless they recently recovered from the virus. The new law came into effect Monday requiring a "vaccine pass" that is central to the government’s antivirus strategy. France is registering Europe’s highest-ever daily coronavirus infection numbers, and hospitals are continuing to fill up with virus patients, though the number of people in intensive care units has dropped in recent days. FOX NEWS' COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE The government has imposed few other restrictions amid the surge in the omicron variant, focusing instead on the vaccine pass, approved by France's parliament and Constitutional Council last week. Omicron is less likely to cause severe illness than the previous delta variant, according to studies. Omicron spreads even more easily than other coronavirus strains, and has already become dominant in many countries. It also more easily infects those who have been vaccinated or had previously been infected by prior versions of the virus. Virginia school districts sue Youngkin over order giving parents choice on COVID-19 masks in...
    The law firm representing the nearly three dozen Navy SEALs who successfully sued the Department of Defense over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate has amended the complaint to make it a class-action case. First Liberty Institute altered the suit on Monday and noted that should the judge rule in its favor, it would “protect every U.S. Navy service member who requested a religious accommodation from the vaccine mandate.” Judge Reed O’Connor ruled in favor of the plaintiffs earlier this month, noting in a filing that “there is no COVID-19 exemption to the First Amendment” and adding, ‘There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.” DEMOCRATS CALL ON BIDEN TO OVERHAUL DRONE PROGRAM OVER CIVILIAN CASUALTIES Mike Berry, general counsel for First Liberty Institute, said in a statement, “Our clients are boldly leading the fight against the vaccine mandate, but no service member should face discipline or punishment for following their faith." “The fact that the military continues to demonstrate hostility to anyone who expresses religious objection to the vaccine mandate shows that the Biden Administration does not care about religious freedom,"...
    PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Students in Paterson, New Jersey returned to school Monday. It was their first day of in-person learning since before the holiday break. READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains In Grave Condition At NYU LangoneThe district went remote due to COVID-19 concerns, then extended virtual learning for an extra week. Now it’s back to class as coronavirus cases continue to drop. All students and staff are required to be tested to keep everyone safe. READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera 'Always Said He Wanted To Be A Police Officer;' Wake And Funeral Set For This WeekPaterson is New Jersey’s third largest school district, where Superintendent Eileen Shafer has been with the district for more than 30 years. She will join CBS News New York later Monday afternoon to discuss the return. MORE NEWS: Mayor Adams To Outline Plan To Combat Gun ViolenceCORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Complete COVID Vaccine Coverage Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC Vaccinations By Zip Code Find NYC Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times CDC’s COVID...
    An anti-vaxxer has died of Covid-19 after tearing off his oxygen mask and insisting he did not have the disease, while being treated at a hospital in Italy. The man, named as Luigi Cossellu by local media and who was admitted on January 16, reportedly denied the existence of Covid-19 and had refused to get the vaccine. Doctors immediately recognised the severity of the 28-year-old's condition upon his arrival at the Santa Maria Goretti Hospital in Latina, found south of Rome.  The man, named as Luigi Cossellu (pictured) by local media and who was admitted on January 16, reportedly denied the existence of Covid-19 and had refused to get the vaccine They diagnosed him with acute respiratory failure due to coronavirus, and transferred him to an intensive care ward on his second day at the facility.  However, Cossellu refused treatment, and tore off his oxygen mask. Doctors were able to persuade the man to put the mask back on, the general manager of Latina's ASL (Local Health Unit) Silvia Cavalli told Italy24news. But his cooperation was too late. His condition deteriorated,...
    Reports say that Meat Loaf had fallen sick with COVID-19 before his death last week, but that point may have been lost on anti-vaccine demonstrators who used his song, “I’d Do Anything for Love” to get themselves fired up at a rally in Washington D.C. Sunday to protest COVID mandates. Or, the demonstrators saw the song as an appropriate tribute to a singer who called mandates politically motivated and who expressed skepticism about the use of masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. Whatever the reason for what TMZ called Meat Loaf’s “cameo” at the rally, his death at age 74 and his views on COVID are being politicized in America’s increasingly bitter debate over public health and personal freedom. Meat Loaf’s song was played at a rally that drew several thousands protesters, many of whom didn’t wear masks and who included prominent names in the anti-vaccine movement, according to the Washington Post. Two years into the pandemic, which has killed more than 860,000 Americans, the protesters decried vaccine mandates and carried posters and flags that included false statements such...
    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Monday tightened COVID-19 measures for people coming into the country amid a surge in coronavirus infections. The Health Ministry said that if people coming into Kosovo want to avoid quarantining for a week they should have three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or two doses plus a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours. The restrictions will remain in place until Feb. 4, according to a ministry statement. The emergence of the omicron variant is believed to be responsible for the rise in infections. Omicron is less likely to cause severe illness than the previous delta variant, according to studies. Omicron spreads even more easily than other coronavirus strains, and has already become dominant in many countries. It also more easily infects those who have been vaccinated or had previously been infected by prior versions of the virus. Kosovo’s move was criticized by neighboring residents in Albania and North Macedonia who held protests at border crossings on Monday. Kosovo has had 2,243 new daily cases and two deaths on Monday, according to...
    Several restaurants and bar owners sued the city of Minneapolis after the mayor mandated them to require customers to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations. "We need to push back on this. We are going into year three of ‘two weeks to slow the spread.’ And we think it is time to get on with our lives and return to a normal society. So, we figured it was time to stand up and do something to stick up for our business," Wild Greg’s Saloon owner Greg Urban told "Fox & Friends First on Monday. CROWDS AT 'DEFEAT THE MANDATES' MARCH DEMAND END TO COVID VACCINE MANDATES NATIONWIDE Thousands gather in Washington, D.C., for the "Defeat the Mandates" rally (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan) Mayor Jacob Frey signed emergency regulation 2022-5, which started last week, requiring customers to "show proof of full vaccination or negative tests before entering an establishment that serves food or drink in Minneapolis." The lawsuit hitting back at the mandate was filed on behalf of the owners of Smack Shack, The Gay 90s, Sneaky Pete's, Wild Greg's Saloon,...
    TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey is among the list of states, including New York, which are seeing more positive signs in the fight again COVID and the omicron variant.In the last week alone, the 7-day average for new daily cases in the Garden State has dropped 51%.The news comes as students in New Jersey's fourth-largest school district return to in-person learning.Paterson public schools have been conducting remote classes since students returned from winter break due to the large number of COVID cases among students and staff.Elsewhere in the state, Rutgers University announced over the weekend it will require COVID booster shots for all students before the start of the new semester.In-person classes resume in New Brunswick next week, on January 31.Students with a medical or religious exemption are excused from the new requirement.ALSO READ | 5 tax changes that can boost your refund this yearEMBED More News Videos It's almost time to file your federal tax return and there are a handful of changes you need to know about, including steps you need to take regarding child tax...
    President Joe Biden failed on coronavirus preparedness, testing availability, and implementing mandates, the New York Times admitted Sunday. While the establishment media often hyped Biden’s ability to shut down the virus and return the nation to normalcy, the Times wrote Biden has failed to accomplish his 2020 promise to do so. “Since he was inaugurated on Jan. 20 last year, 438,110 people have died from the virus, a number that is still increasing by more than 10,000 people every week,” the Times revealed. On the issue of preparedness, the Times slammed Biden for not anticipating future variants and the need to have the nation ready to combat the virus. Biden “continued to focus almost single-mindedly on vaccinations even after it became clear that the shots could not always prevent the spread of disease.” “The White House bet the pandemic would follow a straight line, and was unprepared for the sharp turns it took,” the Times piece continued. “The administration did not anticipate the nature and severity of variants, even after clear warning signals from the rest of the world.” The article...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland added nearly 2,700 new COVID-19 cases as the statewide positivity rate and hospitalizations continue to fall, according to data released Monday by the Maryland Department of Health. But even as those key metrics fade from peak levels recorded earlier this month, Gov. Larry Hogan and healthcare leaders are warning Marylanders not to let their guards down, with Hogan saying Thursday that “we’re not out of the woods.” READ MORE: 3 Marylanders Killed In Head-On Crash In La Plata, Troopers SayHospitalizations fell to 2,330, decreasing by 130 over the past 24 hours and down from a Jan. 11 peak of 3,462 patients. The positivity rate, which flirted with 30% on Jan. 5, has fallen to 14.81%, a 0.46% decrease compared to Sunday. Hogan on Thursday said the next week or so will be key to the state’s response to surging infections, and he encouraged Marylanders to continue wearing masks and avoiding crowds, and to get tested and vaccinated. “Even though we have been able to attain considerable drops in the metrics, and they’re continuing to drop, they’re...
    A long-time Nike employee was fired after refusing to supply his COVID-19 vaccination records to a third-party verification service used by the sportswear giant.  Dex Briggs, 53, claims he was terminated from his marketing manager position at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon earlier this month after a 26-year run with the company - despite being fully-vaccinated against the virus. He says he found the company's vaccination verification process too worrying to comply with. It sees vaccination records uploaded to software created by unidentified third-party firm.  That firm then has permission to share the information with others in an effort to confirm the vaccination, which Briggs - who has previously fallen victim to identity theft - found too great a breach of his privacy to endure.  'I have my vaccination card. I'm quite willing to show you that. But I'm not willing to give my personal information to this (outside) company, and any other company they want to share it with, without even telling me who they are,' Briggs told The Oregonian. Nike, which has approximately 14,000 workers assigned to its headquarters near Beaverton,...
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers responded to President Joe Biden’s comment about him being unvaccinated, questioning the administration's credibility and calling it a “fake White House." While touring tornado damage in Kentucky last month, Biden told a Green Bay Packers fan that Rodgers needed to get the vaccine. The quarterback had been silent about the comment until a few days ago. "When the president of the United States says, 'This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,' it's because him and his constituents, which, I don't know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes," Rodgers told ESPN. Rodgers referenced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement now indicating that 75% of vaccinated adults who died of COVID-19 had at least four comorbidities, according to a recent study. “How do you even trust them?” Rodgers said. "When in the course of human history has the side that's doing the censoring and trying to shut people up and make them show...
    SARAH Palin has got Covid again, after saying that she'd get the vaccine "over her dead body." The former Alaska governor was previously diagnosed with Covid in March 2021. 1Sarah Palin has been diagnosed with Covid againCredit: Getty Images - Getty She also spoke out against the lifesaving Covid jab despite being diagnosed with the virus last year. Appearing at Americafest, an event organized by Turning Point USA, Palin called on others to “stiffen their spines” and fight back against vaccine mandates. “There is an empowerment in a group like this where we can kind of feed off each other,” she said. Most read in NewsSNOW JOKE Winter storm Jasper sparks weather warnings as snowfall breaks recordsSTYLE ICON LOST Fashion designer to the stars Thierry Mugler dies suddenly aged 73PLANE GRAVEYARD Haunting wreckage of WW2 US bomber that crashed 70 yrs killing 13 on boardBRUTAL ATTACK Moment female McDonald's customer is PUNCHED by security & dragged on floor More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s health ministers have approved a recommendation to use a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine to better protect people with a weakened immune system against the virus. Christie Morreale, the minister for public health in the federal government, said Monday that she and her regional counterparts have greenlighted the proposal made by the country’s health council. Morreale did not give a date for the start of the program. About 77% of Belgium’s nearly 11.5 million people are now fully vaccinated, and some 6.3 million Belgians have received a booster dose, according to the latest figures from health authorities. Belgium had 2,851 COVID-19 patients in the hospital as of Monday, including 364 in intensive care units. At least 28,800 people have died from COVID-19 in Belgium since the start of the pandemic. On Sunday, police fired water cannons and thick clouds of tear gas in Brussels, the capital, to disperse people protesting COVID-19 vaccinations and government restrictions that aim to curb the fast-spreading omicron variant. Police said the protest drew an estimated 50,000 people, some traveling from...
    Liberal talk show host Bill Maher is ready for the pandemic to end, and he said that Dr. Anthony Fauci “doesn’t know a lot about anything.” As Maher prepared for his 20th season of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, a show that tackles present-day issues with a comedic spin, he said he now pokes fun at both Republicans and Democrats. “Before what I was doing was, almost always, making fun only of the conservatives,” Maher said in an interview with Deadline. “Now, I have to, if I’m an honest broker, if I’m going to just call things as I see them, I’m doing it for both sides.” When asked about putting the pandemic in perspective and the medical research that has been done to date, Maher said he was “over COVID” and suggested a humble perspective. “In general, we still don’t understand too much about how the human body works,” Maher said. “Do you really think in 50 years people will look back and say, 'Oh, yeah, we had it all figured out...
    SACRAMENTO —  A California lawmaker known for tightening restrictions on school vaccine laws will propose a bill Monday to close a loophole in the state’s requirement that children receive COVID-19 shots. State Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) will announce Monday morning a bill to add COVID-19 vaccines to California’s list of required inoculations for attending K-12 schools, a move that would override Gov. Gavin Newsom’s scaled-back mandate from last year. “We need to make sure schools are safe so that all parents are comfortable sending their children to school,” said Pan, a pediatrician whose legislation has strengthened oversight of vaccine exemptions in previous years. “And we want to keep schools open.” Pan’s legislation is the second major vaccine bill announced this year by a group of Democratic lawmakers who formed a work group last week to focus on measures to increase vaccination rates and reduce misinformation. On Thursday, Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill 866, which would permit children 12 and older to choose to be vaccinated, including against COVID-19, without a parent’s consent or knowledge. Both bills are expected...
    Eric Clapton has claimed that anyone who has taken the Covid vaccine is a victim of 'mass formation hypnosis'. The singer, 76, previously claimed he suffered alarming side effects after his AstraZeneca jabs and released ant-lockdown single Stand And Deliver with Van Morrison in 2020. In a new interview for The Real Music Observer YouTube channel, Eric has claimed that that subliminal messaging hidden in advertising led people to get the jab.  Different take: Eric Clapton has claimed that anyone who has taken the Covid vaccine is a victim of 'mass formation hypnosis' He said: 'Whatever the memo was, it hadn't reached me. Then I started to realise there was really a memo, and a guy, Mattias Desmet [professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium], talked about it. 'And it's great. The theory of mass formation hypnosis. And I could see it then. Once I kind of started to look for it, I saw it everywhere. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Gemma Collins displays her incredible curves as she poses in... TOWIE's Joey Turner displays his slender...
    (Getty Images) Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with health care partners, the local health department and private partners to vaccinate members of our community against the coronavirus.  You can receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot at any Miami-Dade County COVID-19 vaccine site, as well as at pharmacies and community clinics. Minors between the ages of 5 and 17 may receive the Pfizer vaccine but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring with them a completed parental consent form. Homebound individuals 12 years of age or older can call 888-201-5490 or email vaccinations@ilshealth.com to schedule an appointment at home to be vaccinated. CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE SITE NEAR YOU IN MIAMI-DADE. The COVID-19 vaccination sites in Broward County are operated by Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward). They are  FREE and do not require an appointment. Through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, free vaccines are also offered at Costco, CVS, Publix, Sam’s Club, Walgreen’s, Walmart and Winn-Dixie. Eligible homebound residents may receive vaccine in their residence. Call 954-412-7300 for an appointment.​​ CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE SITE NEAR YOU IN BROWARD....
    People who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer allowed in France’s restaurants, bars, tourist sites and sports venues unless they recently recovered from the virus. The new law came into effect Monday requiring a “vaccine pass” that is central to the government’s anti-virus strategy. France is registering Europe’s highest-ever daily coronavirus infection numbers, and hospitals are continuing to fill up with virus patients, though the number of people in intensive care units has dropped in recent days. The government has imposed few other restrictions amid the surge in the omicron variant, focusing instead on the vaccine pass, approved by France’s parliament and Constitutional Council last week. Omicron is less likely to cause severe illness than the previous delta variant, according to studies. Omicron spreads even more easily than other coronavirus strains, and has already become dominant in many countries. It also more easily infects those who have been vaccinated or had previously been infected by prior versions of the virus. Critics question whether the pass will make much difference in a country where 94% of French adults have had...
    Two months after scientists in South Africa alerted the world to the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, the global surge in infections resulting from the variant is finally subsiding. To be clear, exhausted health-care workers in overcrowded hospitals are still fighting to save lives. But many epidemiologists are beginning to look ahead to a post-Omicron world. The pandemic experts The Daily Beast spoke to were unanimous. Omicron is not the end. New variants–“lineages” is the scientific term–are coming. Worse, a host of entirely new coronaviruses lurk in animal populations and could make the leap to human beings at any time, seeding a whole new pandemic after or on top of COVID-19. A new vaccine that works equally well against all lineages of SARS-CoV-2, as well as any future coronavirus, could blunt both. A “pan-coronavirus” vaccine is the holy grail of public health. Dozens of labs all over the world, including several in the U.S., are working overtime to develop one. Scientists hope universal vaccines will hugely simplify global efforts to end the current pandemic and...
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, is facing backlash for telling a crowd of anti vaccine mandate protesters that life was like 'Hitler's Germany.'  Kennedy and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were among big names who addressed the rally Sunday morning. Around 20,000 people were expected to attend the demonstration, with reports of the crowd ranging from several thousand to the Daily Caller's 30,000. 'Americans want democracy back, and this rally is a demand by Americans to get their democracy back,' Kennedy said of the rally, according to WUSA9.     Kennedy compared the plight of the vaccine-adverse to that of Anne Frank on Sunday, saying that 'even in Hitler's Germany, you could hide in the attic like Anne Frank did.' RFK Jr. was shellacked on social media for his take, including one tweet from the Auschwitz Memorial. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a rally and march protesting vaccine mandates on the National Mall in Washington DC on Sunday. Kennedy used an analogy to the Holocaust...
    (CNN)At a rally against vaccine mandates in Washington, DC, on Sunday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. likened vaccine policies in the US to the actions of a totalitarian state, even suggesting Anne Frank was in a better situation when she was hiding from the Nazis. "Even in Hitler Germany (sic), you could, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland. You could hide in an attic, like Anne Frank did," said Kennedy, a prominent anti-vaccine advocate, in a speech at the Lincoln Memorial. "I visited, in 1962, East Germany with my father and met people who had climbed the wall and escaped, so it was possible. Many died, true, but it was possible." Kennedy's historically inaccurate anti-Semitic remark ignores the fact that Frank and some 6 million other Jews were murdered by Nazis. Frank, who was a teenager at the time, hid in an attic in the Netherlands, not Germany, before she was caught and was sent to a concentration camp, where she died.The Auschwitz Memorial responded to Kennedy in a statement on Twitter, saying, "Exploiting of the tragedy of people who...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins University has launched a free virtual course to teach people how to talk to parents about the COVID-19 vaccine for children. When it comes to the vaccination rate, Maryland is faring well. Around 88.2% of the state’s children ages 5 and older have received at least one dose. READ MORE: Wizards Get Dominated At Home By The CelticsBut having a meaningful conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine with other people isn’t always easy. “I know for a lot of people it’s really difficult to have these conversations,” Dr. Rupali Limaye, a behavioral scientist who studies global vaccine hesitancy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “They get emotional; they get heated.” A brand new, free online course from Johns Hopkins is looking to change that though. The online course is called COVID Vaccine Ambassador Training: How to Talk to Parents. The goal of the course is to equip parents, teachers, and members of the community with the skills necessary to have a respectful and empathetic conversation with parents and guardians who remain hesitant about the...
    MARIN, Calif. (KGO) -- Thousands of people spent their Sunday protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates across the country from our Nation's capitol to here in the Bay Area. Local activists say they have plans to fight those mandates.A group calling themselves Marin Parents United, rallied and marched around the Marin County Civic Center Sunday protesting COVID-19 mandates."Our message here today we're against mandates of any form, masks and vaccines," said activist Tief Gibbs."I don't believe people should be forced to take the vaccination it should be a choice, there's evidence some people have been harmed by it," said activist Derrick Main.RELATED: Bay Area parents protest statewide school vaccine mandates by keeping kids homeThe group says it's considering a lawsuit against the Marin County Board of Education for requiring that some parents be vaccinated."Those school districts are discriminating against parents and children who are unvaccinated, not allowed to attend sports events if the can't provide proof of vaccination," said Gibbs.The Marin County Office of Education says mandates are needed for health and safety."The public health department requires people gathering in large groups...
    The Auschwitz Memorial denounced comments made by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s at an anti-vaccine rally in Washington DC on Sunday as "exploiting the tragedy" of the Holocaust.  During a speech at the rally, Kennedy, a conspiracy theorist and prominent anti-vaxxer, warned of a massive surveillance network being created with satellites in space and 5G mobile networks collecting data.  "Even in Hitler's Germany, you could hide in the attic like Anne Frank did,” Kennedy said, illustrating his point that surveillance today is all-encompassing.  Anne Frank, who died in a Nazi concentration camp, achieved posthumous fame for a diary in which she documented her family's two years in hiding.  In a response to a video of the speech on Twitter, the Auschwitz Memorial said Kennedy's remarks were “a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay.”  “Exploiting of the tragedy of people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany — including children like Anne Frank — in a debate about vaccines & limitations during global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay,” the organization wrote in a statement.  The speech came...
    THOUSANDS of demonstrators marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in a rally opposing Covid-19 vaccine mandates on Sunday. The organizers of the “Defeat the Mandates” campaign said they aren’t against vaccines, however. They are just opposed to people being forced to get them. 5Thousands marched in Washington DC, calling for an end to Covid-19 vaccinesCredit: Alex Kent for The US Sun 5'Defeat the Mandates' organizers claimed they weren't anti-vax but rather they didn't want the vaccine to be forced on peopleCredit: Alex Kent for The US Sun 5Major US cities have implemented citywide rules that require proof of vaccination to enter places such as bars and movie theatersCredit: Alex Kent for The US Sun Protestors and speakers called for an end to mandates worldwide after major US cities such as DC, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Boston have implemented citywide rules requiring proof of vaccination. This proof is needed to enter certain establishments such as restaurants, bars and gyms. Around 30,000 to 35,000 people attended the protest, calling for an end to mandates, passports...
    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Customers at the Walker Brothers in Highland Park showed their vaccine cards at the entrance of the restaurant. The North Shore suburb is the only Lake County municipality mandating vaccine cards for patrons at its restaurants.Waving American flags and holding freedom signs, dozens rallied together outside to protest the mandate Sunday."If you want to get vaccinated, that's great but when a governing body says you can't go into a restaurant unless you have a vaccine card, that is wrong," said Highland Park resident Bill Dahms."Why should I divulge my medical history today at a restaurant? This is not about health, it's about control," added protest organizer Susie Wahl.For Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, the restaurant mandate is about health"People are taking their off masks, potentially spreading the virus," said Mayor Rotering. "Let's do what we can do to mitigate pressure on our healthcare system."However, Wahl claims the mandate is driving customers away from restaurants. She took pictures of empty dining rooms last Saturday afternoon."I talked to the owners and I saw the empty dining rooms,...
    (CNN)Gonzaga University has suspended season tickets for one of its most notable alumni and Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton after he refused to comply with the school's mask mandates at games, he said in an interview with The Spokesman-Review in Washington. The former Utah Jazz point guard confirmed the school suspended his tickets in an interview Saturday. "Basically, it came down to, they were asking me to wear a mask to the games and being a public figure, someone a little bit more visible, I stuck out in the crowd a little bit," Stockton said. "And therefore they received complaints and felt like from whatever the higher-ups -- those weren't discussed, but from whatever it was higher up -- they were going to have to either ask me to wear a mask or they were going to suspend my tickets." Stockton told the Spokesman-Review he and the school had "been in discussions about various COVID things for a couple years now." CNN has reached out to Stockton for comment.Read MoreJohn Stockton of the Utah Jazz drives towards the...
    Thousands of anti-vaccine mandate protesters marched in Washington D.C. on Sunday in an event dubbed "Defeat the Mandates," which featured several prominent speakers including Dr. Robert Malone. Protesters gathered at the Washington Monument and marched to the Lincoln Memorial steps at around 11:30 am. Many demonstrators held signs and banners promoting freedom of choice when it comes to the vaccines, as well as criticizing health officials and the Biden administration. TWITTER ERUPTS OVER PICTURE OF FAUCI'S HOME COVERED IN FAUCI PARAPHERNALIA Dr. Peter McCullough of Texas spoke to the crowd about risks associated with the COVID-19 vaccines, which he say are muffled by the media and corruption in the pharmaceutical industry. Doctor Peter McCullough addresses crowd at #DefeatTheMandates pic.twitter.com/0DgsBz2mVT— Matthew Miller (@mattmiller757) January 23, 2022 A spokesman from a group of Firefighters against the vaccine mandates, called "Operation Freedom of Choice," attended the event to raise awareness for how the mandates have negatively affected first responders around the country. "The mental strain on first responders is already at an all time high,... to turn...