Thousands of healthcare workers across New York State could lose their jobs today, given the state-imposed deadline for them to receive the Covid-1 vaccine.
All health workers in hospitals and nursing homes are required to have at least one dose under an order issued by former Governor Andrew Cuomo. Home care, hospice and adult care workers must be vaccinated by October 7, according to the rules, which some workers are challenging in court.
About %% employees of state hospitals were fully vaccinated last week. It’s not clear how many others got a shot. The state Department of Labor has issued a guideline that those who lose their jobs will not be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Governor Kathy Hochul said she is considering declaring a state of emergency, plans to bring in the National Guard and recruiting staff from other states and countries if staffing problems are reduced.
“We are still at war with Kovid to protect our loved ones and we must fight with every weapon we can,” Hochul said in a statement. Read more here.
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Anna Navarro, contributor to The View, says she tested negative for Covid-1 three times after Friday’s dramatic on-air moment when she and co-presenter Sunny Hostin were told they tested positive-a President Kamala Harris just before the studio interview.
In Milwaukee, Lancaster School will be transformed into Virtual Learning. As of Oct. 5, three percent or more of the school’s total population tested positive for Covid-1 for 14 days, according to a report released Sunday from Milwaukee Public Schools.
Joe President Joe Biden called on those eligible for the Covid vaccine booster shot to take them, calling them “key steps” in tackling the epidemic. Biden said he plans to get his booster as soon as possible.
3Today’s number: According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 42.9 million confirmed Covid-1 cases and about 688,000 deaths have been recorded in the United States. Worldwide total: more than 231 million cases and 4.7 million deaths. According to the CDC, more than 183 million Americans – 55% of the population – have been fully vaccinated.
3 What we read: Some vaccine resistant people have been galvanized by the idea that the shot is “animal mark”. Is there a connection with the Bible? Read more here.
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Massachusetts troops plan to release vaccine mandate
The State Police Association of Massachusetts said dozens of soldiers are planning to quit their jobs after a judge on Thursday rejected a request by Governor Charlie Baker to delay the state employee’s Covid-1 vaccine mandate.
“We are disappointed with the judge’s decision, but we respect his decision. It is unfortunate that the governor and his team have chosen the country’s toughest vaccine mandate without any reasonable alternative,” said Michael Cherven, president of SPAM. In a statement.
As a result of Judge Jackie Cowan’s decision, “dozens of soldiers have already submitted their resignations, some of whom plan to return to other departments, providing reasonable alternatives such as wearing masks and regular examinations,” the union wrote.
The union is also trying to list covid-1 infections as line-of-duty injuries.
The outbreak of police, firefighters in LA is responsible for thousands of infections
According to information obtained by the Los Angeles Times, public health officials in Los Angeles have identified 211 coronavirus outbreaks in police or fire agencies across the county since the outbreak began. The newspaper reported on Sunday that the outbreak of more than 2,500 cases between March and last month in March 2020, represented %% of the total workplace outbreak across the county. Although vaccination rates among police and firefighters have increased, the outbreak has occurred regularly and the number of individual coronavirus cases per outbreak has decreased since last winter.
The data show that 38 outbreaks were identified in the public safety agency in April 2021, the highest in any month since the onset of the epidemic. One month later, 355 outbreaks – the second highest – were recorded by the county public health department.
Vaccination rates for Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Fire Department employees generally lag behind eligible% eligible county residents who received their shots. Critics have accused police officers and city firefighters of neglecting public safety – and refusing to uphold their sworn responsibilities.
Officials in Cincinnati have issued warnings in protest of the covid vaccine
The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office said anti-vaccine protesters would face serious charges for trying to block highways in the Cincinnati area as part of a nationwide protest. Prosecutor Joe Deters said his office learned of the protesters’ plans to block highways across the country Monday morning in protest of orders for masks and the Covid-1 vaccine.
“I want to be completely clear,” Deters said in a statement. “Anyone who tries to block highways in Hamilton County will be removed from their vehicles, charged with disrupting public service, and will go to jail.”
Posted on social media platforms, particularly Tiktok and Facebook, called on trackers and other drivers to take part in the “Patriot Shutdown” demonstration by blocking traffic at certain highway mile markers, including the “Hamilton County location,” according to Amy Closing, Prosecutor’s Office Part The Cincinnati told The Enquirer.
– Quinlan Bentley, Cincinnati Inquirer
Alabama lawmakers weigh in using virus funds to build prisons
Alabama lawmakers will begin a special session today focusing on plans to build at least three new prisons and সংস 1.3 billion to renovate others. The projects will be completed in phases and will be funded by রাজ 785 million in bond issues, 150 150 million in general funds and 400 400 million from the state’s 2 2.2 billion share of the American Rescue Plan Fund. Governor K. Ivy and Republican lawmakers have defended the use of the Covid fund, saying it would enable the state to “pay cash” primarily for construction parts and avoid using state dollars and paying interest on loans.
Ivy told reporters this week why the virus funds should be used to build the prison.
Contributions: Joseph Specter, New York State Team; Associated Press