White House supports vaccine mandates, says ‘meant to keep people safe’

News 07/28/21, 15:54

The White House expressed in favor of vaccine requirements for healthcare workers on Monday, July 26, but did not say whether the Biden administration would seek a national mandate. White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged that the federal government should continue to evaluate measures to increase vaccination rates but warned ...

Department of Justice claims that mandating COVID vaccines is legal

News 07/28/21, 15:41

Despite only being approved for emergency use, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published an opinion on Monday, July 26, saying that coronavirus vaccine mandates are legal.The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) emergency use go-ahead "does not prohibit public or private entities from imposing vaccination requirements for vaccines that are subject ...

Twitter suspends Arizona and other election audit accounts

U.S. 07/28/21, 05:42

Twitter has suspended several accounts that have pushed for “audits” to find evidence of election frauds, including Arizona Audit. @ArizonaAudit, the official Twitter account of the Arizona election audit, was suspended on Tuesday, July 27. The Republican-led audit in Arizona is reviewing how Maricopa County, the state’s largest county, handled the ...

CDC revokes emergency use authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 test

News 07/28/21, 05:27

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on July 21, 2021, that it is withdrawing the Emergency Use Authorization for detecting SARS-CoV-2. As a result, clinical labs using it should switch to a test that can distinguish the coronavirus from influenza viruses.“After December 31, 2021, CDC will ...

Seagull finds a mate after bonding with captain for 15 years

Inspired Stories 07/28/21, 02:39

A seagull that faithfully accompanied captain John Makowsky for more than a dozen years of sea voyages has found a new lifelong companion. In 2005 a female seagull suddenly appeared on Makowsky's lobster fishing boat while he was sailing through the Gulf of Maine. She has been at the captain's side ...

CCP exhibits ‘thuggish’ diplomacy at Biden admin’s first visit to China

U.S. 07/28/21, 00:46

Beijing officials seemingly behaved more like violent criminals at the Biden administration's first official visit to mainland China. The U.S. deputy secretary of state met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Minister Xie Feng in Tianjin city. They tried to hold diplomatic talks about bilateral relations on July 26. Wendy Sherman ...

Most San Francisco bars require proof of vaccine, negative result to drink inside

News 07/27/21, 23:21

A coalition of more than 500 bars introduced strict pandemic restrictions to counter soaring Delta variant cases in Northern California. The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance confirmed its members require customers to present proof of vaccination, or a 72-hour negative test, when entering bars in the Fog City. Customers without valid ...

Partygoers ‘stone’ Texas gunman to death after alleged shooting

U.S. 07/27/21, 22:20

Authorities are investigating how a gunman died after allegedly killing one and injuring three others at a Texas house party on July 26. Fort Worth Police Department is trying to determine exactly how a man passed away at a backyard party. Investigators are interviewing witnesses who claim the armed man opened fire ...