Joe Biden Provides Update on Federal Surge Response at Omicron
The Supreme Court has rejected a vaccination warrant from the Biden administration that would have required 80 million workers to be vaccinated or undergo regular testing.
Striking a blow to the president’s pressure to get more Americans vaccinated, the move comes as health experts believe the United States could approach the peak of the latest wave of Covid-19 caused by the highly variant. contagious Omicron.
While the political right hails the decision, there is an outcry from the medical community and the left. MSNBC host Joy Reid called the judges who chose to overturn the warrant “right-wing ideologues.”
Meanwhile, a number of Republican politicians have vowed they will defy Washington, DC’s proposed vaccination mandate for businesses.
The mandate, which was announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser in December, will require many establishments – from gyms and theaters to bars and restaurants – to require patrons over the age of 12 to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before to enter.
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Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 4:50 p.m.
An unvaccinated Quebec father temporarily loses the right to see his child
A father in Quebec, Canada, has temporarily lost the right to see his 12-year-old child because he is not vaccinated.
A provincial judge ruled it was not in the child’s “best interests” to see the parent after the father asked to extend his visitation time over the holiday season.
A family law expert told the The duty paper that this is the first case where a parent has been banned from seeing their child because of their vaccination status.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 5:13 p.m.
ICYMI: Five times Fauci and Paul have clashed over leaked emails, masks and Omicron
The Republican senator and the federal government’s top infectious disease expert have clashed over emails from the start of the pandemic warning of a possible ‘gain of function’ of research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the creation of Covid -19.
Mr. Paul asked Dr. Fauci that it was appropriate to use his $420,000 salary to attack scientists who disagreed with the science of Dr. Fauci, who became the public face of the response Federal Government Covid.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 5:35 p.m.
270 Scientists Write Letter Asking Spotify to Address Joe Rogan Against Anti-Vax Misinformation
Spotify is being urged to tackle Covid misinformation by hundreds of scientists and medical professionals, following another controversial anti-vax episode by Joe Rogan.
Rogan, who has a $100 million podcast deal with the streaming giant, interviewed doctor Robert Malone in a recent episode, who claimed on his show that Americans were “hypnotized” into wearing masks and getting vaccinate.
Malone also said The Joe Rogan Experience that the country was suffering from “mass-forming psychosis,” which psychology experts say is a concept that doesn’t even exist.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 5:56 p.m.
Trump denounces GOP politicians who dodge vaccine questions as ‘courageless’
Former President Donald Trump has blasted GOP politicians who refuse to say whether they received a Covid-19 reminder on Tuesday – a rant that some see as a collateral attack on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 6:15 p.m.
Biden offers free masks and 1 billion tests
President Joe Biden has said his administration will unveil a plan to provide free masks to Americans, to encourage their use to stem the spread of Covid-19.
Mr Biden also said Thursday his administration would order another half a billion home Covid-19 tests to be sent to any American who requests them on a website that has yet to be disclosed, adding to a previous order of 500,000 placed by the administrative last month.
Andrew Feinberg reports from Washington, DC.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 6:45 PM
Rand Paul: Fauci “deserves everything he gets”
Senator Rand Paul suggested that Dr Anthony Fauci “deserves” criticism for his handling of Covid and said The independent he “resented” the chief medical adviser of the United States, blaming him for the threats made against the foremost expert in infectious diseases.
Gino Spocchia has the story.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 7:03 PM
Ann Coulter blames Trump for digging ‘unrestrained’ after recall fire
Donald Trump has called out politicians who refuse to say whether they’ve had a “gutseless” Covid-19 recall – and he appeared to be referring to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who dodged questions about whether he took the last stroke of coronavirus.
Speaking on the conservative One America News Network, the former president said, “You have to say it. Whether you had it or not, say so.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter lambasted Mr. Trump for defending Mr. DeSantis on Twitter.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 7:18 PM
Scientists mobilize to defend Fauci
Dozens of scientists and medical professionals have signed a letter of support for Dr Anthony Fauci following the fierce criticism he faced from Republican lawmakers this week.
In the letter, Dr Fauci, one of the leading infectious disease experts in the United States and chief medical adviser to the White House, is congratulated on his 40 years of service to the country through HIV, Ebola and now Covid .
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 7:24 PM
Deployment of Covid-19 pill hampered by shortages
Two new Covid-19 pills that were believed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the United States are in short supply and have played little role in tackling the wave of omicron infections.
The problem is that the production is not yet perfected and that the pill considered much superior, that of Pfizer, takes six to eight months to manufacture.
With supply expected to improve dramatically in the coming months, doctors are now clamoring for the pills, not just because omicron is causing an explosion in cases, but because two antibody drugs that were once the treatments benchmarks don’t work as well. against the variant.
“It should be a really joyous time because we now have very effective antiviral pills,” said Erin McCreary, a pharmacist and administrator at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “Instead, it looks like the hardest and most chaotic part of the pandemic.”
The pills – and other Covid-19 drugs, for that matter – are carefully rationed, reserved for patients most at risk.
Olivier o’connellJanuary 13, 2022 7:40 PM
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