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Global COVID-19 Vaccinations

WHO Director Says Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters While 90% of Africa Remains Unvaccinated Is ‘Immoral’ and ‘Unfair’

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more people in America are currently receiving booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines than are getting their first shot or are becoming fully vaccinated each day. While that news is good for public health as a whole, it…

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Employer Mandates and Increased Access to Public Events Among Key Reasons People Are Finally Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The U.S. has seen a recent surge in men and women getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and employer-enforced mandates, as well as policies restricting access to concerts, sporting events, restaurants and other leisure activities, appear to be driving the spike, at least in part. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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175 Novant Health Workers in North Carolina Fired for Failing To Comply With Hospital System’s Vaccine Mandate

In what has been called one of the largest-ever mass firings related to vaccination compliance, North Carolina’s Novant Health confirmed that it had recently fired 175 hospital employees who failed to comply with the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Hill’s Jordan Williams reported that “approximately 375 of its 35,000-member workforce…

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In a Highly Tone-Deaf Remark, Ted Cruz Tells Americans Losing COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits To ‘Get a Job’

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has a message for the millions of Americans who had received emergency federal unemployment assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic but lost those benefits when the program expired at the start of September. “Um, get a job?” he said in the typical, tone-deaf Ted Cruz…