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Why Vaccine and Mask Mandates Hold Up in Court

Oct. 12, 2021 — President Joe Biden’s announcement in September that large companies will soon be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for employees set off a domino effect of legal challenges in various states.Court cases began to crop up even before that when mask mandates came into play. And while the president’s…

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Why vaccine mandates could become an ethical minefield for employers

This article is part of the Future of Work briefing, a weekly email with stories, interviews, trends and links about how work, workplaces and workforces are changing. Sign up here. The COO at global customer data platform BlueConic wants her team to be open-minded about returning to in-person working, yet when it comes to vaccinations the company’s…

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New Ads Target Vaccine Holdouts in Rural Pennsylvania

As rural counties in Pennsylvania continue to see lower COVID-19 vaccination rates than other parts of the state, three organizations have deployed a unique approach to hopefully reach more holdouts. Flashy lottery prizes or mandates are not on their agenda. Instead, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP), the Pennsylvania Academy…

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Vaccine Holdouts Embrace COVID Antibody Treatment, Mystifying Doctors

Oct. 4, 2021 — Houston architect Lanson Jones is one of the nearly 80 million Americans who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine, arguing the shots are experimental, were rushed to market, may cause side effects, and aren’t all fully approved by federal officials. But when he contracted COVID in September, he didn’t hesitate to…

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New York’s Vaccine Mandate Is Working, But Hospitals Are Struggling With the Fallout

By almost any measure, New York State’s requirement that health care workers get vaccinated against COVID-19, which was announced on Aug. 16 and went into effect Sept. 27, has been a success. Thousands of reticent health care workers across the Empire State have been vaccinated over the last month. Among hospital staff specifically, 87% were…

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YouTube bans vaccine nonsense, such as claims that vaccines alter genetic makeup

Take your vaccine misinformation elsewhere — YouTube starts crackdown, group led by RFK Jr. among the first to be banned. Jon Brodkin – Sep 29, 2021 8:50 pm UTC Enlarge / A COVID-19 vaccine.YouTube is banning a wide range of anti-vaccine misinformation, saying it will remove videos that falsely claim vaccines cause diseases or alter…

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Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect for NY Health Care Workers

Sept. 27, 2021 – Health care workers across New York state awoke to a new reality Tuesday – the day all of them must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to continue to work. As the state’s new vaccine mandate took effect, an estimated 70,000 out of 450,000 health care workers remain…

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Pfizer vaccine for kids may not be available until November

In this Jan. 22, 2021, file photo, a certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they’re confident both seniors and other vulnerable Americans seeking booster shots and…

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New York’s vaccine mandate for health care workers is a success, despite media doomsayer predictions

As pressure mounted on President Joe Biden to institute vaccine mandates — and especially after he went ahead and did it — the public got drenched in media warnings that he had made a grave mistake and it would backfire badly in the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic.  On CNN, Jake Tapper criticized Biden…

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Vaccine mandates: How sincere is a ‘sincerely held belief’?

While large businesses generally favor President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates as offering clarity, they now find themselves in the position of having to decide what “sincerely religious” means as the number of requests for exemptions based on faith rise.As the delta variant created a surge in caseload this summer, overwhelming a number of hospitals in states…