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Texas Governor Bans Mask Mandates as Republicans Embrace Death and Disease

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday night that bans local mask mandates used to fight the covid-19 pandemic, which has gotten worse in recent days thanks to the highly infectious delta variant of the virus. The executive order comes after Republicans in Congress staged a protest Thursday …Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Medicine, Congress, Articles, Vaccine, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Fauci, Greg Abbott, Kevin McCarthy, Covid 19 Pandemic, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic


The Philippine president told unvaccinated people 'for all I care, you can die any time' as he continues his brutal threats against vaccine deniers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan The president of the Philippines is continuing threats against those who deny coronavirus vaccines. He said to people who don't want the vaccine: "For all I care, you can die anytime." He also said police may restrict their movements, having previously threatened to jail them. See more stories on Insider's business page. The president of the Philippines said he doesn't care if people who deny the coronavirus vaccine die ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Bloomberg, Philippines, News UK, Rodrigo Duterte, Coronavirus, Ezra Acayan, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Reuters Duterte


Corporate America Is Building Its Own Surveillance State. Will the FTC Stop It?

Americans are used to hearing about what a great country they live in—how lucky they are to have been born in, or to have immigrated to, the United States. “American exceptionalism”—a phrase, funnily enough, coined by Joseph Stalin—is an idea that, on the whole, is still embedded in the country’s collective identity.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, America, United States, Social Issues, Mlb, Joseph Stalin, Digital Rights, Equifax, Rohit Chopra, Internet Privacy


Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all federal employees, asks Pentagon to 'look into' approving mandate for military

President Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Federal employees must be fully vaccinated or be tested regularly for COVID-19 and wear a mask, President Biden said Thursday. This latest mandate will impact the nation's roughly 2 million federal workers and 2 million in the military. The US is battling an increase in coronavirus cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that all f...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, California, White House, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Bill De Blasio, Pentagon, Fda, Vaccine


Biden calls on local governments to give out $100 to anyone getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Two vials labelled Coronavirus vaccine and a syringe seen displayed on one hundred US dollar banknotes. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Biden is calling for local governments to offer $100 to people getting the first shot of the vaccine. The US Treasury Department said governments should use COVID relief funds to pay for the incentives. The announcement comes amid increased concern over the spread of the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Treasury, Vaccine, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US Treasury Department, Igor Golovniov, COVID


John McAfee Virus Infects QAnon

The late John McAfee was a lot of things: a rumored rapist, murderer, and speed-fiend who somehow escaped prosecution, but also a libertarian cryptocurrency shark facing a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint and, of course, the founder of the security company bearing his name. Now, the Daily Beast reports, …Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission, John Mcafee, Trumpism, Alt Right, McAfee, Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew Gordon, John F Kennedy Jr, 8chan, QAnon


The Queen Really Hates Harry and Meghan’s Kid

Queen Elizabeth has endorsed reducing plastic pollution at Buckingham Palace, but it turns out the monarchy may not be taking a climate-friendly turn just yet. On Wednesday, the Guardian published a scathing report detailing how the Queen spent months quietly lobbying Scottish ministers to exempt her private land from…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Scotland, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Energy Policy, Countries, Elizabeth, Meghan, Parliament of Canada, Paul Wheelhouse, British Monarchy, 100 Renewable Energy


Ecuador Tells Julian Assange His Citizenship Has Been Revoked

Julian Assange’s long, contentious relationship with Ecuador is officially over: According to Associated Press, the nation has chosen to revoke his citizenship effective immediately.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Government, Asylum, Articles, Associated Press, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Chelsea Manning, Rafael Correa, Moreno, Guillermo Lasso, Lenín Moreno, Indictment And Arrest Of Julian Assange, Embassy Of Ecuador London


Wishing Harm to Anti-Vaxxers and Climate Deniers Won’t Solve Anything

I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend in how people are talking about covid-19. As vaccines have become widely available in the U.S., people are treating the unvaccinated with scorn and anger. Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey even went so far as to say “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for the new…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, Alabama, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Deception, Michael Stern, Climate Change Denial, Kay Ivey, Vaccine Hesitancy


The CDC quietly changed its guidance to say even vaccinated people should get tested if they've been exposed to COVID-19

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 on August 31, 2020, at a testing booth in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Until Tuesday, the CDC maintained that fully vaccinated people did not need to get tested for COVID-19, unless they developed symptoms. But, new data shows vaccinated people may be able to transmit the Delta variant just as well as the unvaccinated. The CDC is now urging anyone who's been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to get teste...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Breaking, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, CDC Covid Data Tracker, Speed desk


NYC offers $100 to anyone who gets their first COVID-19 vaccine shot

Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio speaks during the opening of a vaccination center for Broadway workers in Times Square on April 12, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images NYC is offering $100 to anyone who goes to a city-run site to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new vaccine incentive was announced Wednesday amid increased concerns over the the Delta variant. About 41% of NYC residents still haven't gotten the shot, according to city data. See more storie...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Bill Clinton, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, Vaccine, Brookings Institution, Times Square, Centers for Disease Control, New York City Bill de Blasio, New York City Read, COVID-19, COVID


Fully-vaccinated travelers from the US and EU will soon be able to enter England without quarantine, report says

Passengers wearing face masks at London Heathrow Airport. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images England is to lift quarantine rules for people traveling from "amber list" countries, HuffPost reported. That includes the US and most European countries. They previously had to isolate for 10 days, but England will now recognize vaccination documents. See more stories on Insider's business page. England will change its coronavirus rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US and ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Science, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Bbc, News UK, Department For Transport, HuffPost, London Heathrow Airport, Getty Images England, Dominic Raab, Daniel Leal Olivas


Fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the EU will soon be able to enter England without quarantine

Passengers at London Heathrow Airport. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images England plans to begin lifting its quarantine rules for non-UK residents. The rules are set to ease for fully vaccinated people from the US and the EU. Previously, they have had to isolate for 10 days upon arrival. See more stories on Insider's business page. England is changing its coronavirus rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the European Union to enter without quarantining.The chan...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, France, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, News UK, Northern Ireland, Sky News, Afp, Scotland Wales, Getty Images England


California Gov. Gavin Newsom pulled his kids out of summer camp after a photo showed his son not wearing a mask inside

Gavin Newsom with his children and wife in 2018. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images California's governor said he pulled his kids out of a summer camp over its mask policies. Gov. Newsom's office said it missed an email that said the camp wouldn't enforce mask guidance. He was criticized after his son was photographed not wearing a mask at the camp. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's governor pulled his kids out of a summer camp after facing criticism...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Trends, News UK, Mask, Gavin Newsom, Napa Valley, Mellon, Newsom, Newson, Kevork Djansezian Getty, Erin Mellon, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Mask Mandate


Arkansas Reports 33 New Covid-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators in Single Day

Arkansas hospitals placed 33 new covid-19 patients on ventilators Tuesday, according to the state’s department of health, bringing the total to 205 patients struggling for life on the machines. Sadly, that’s the highest number of patients on ventilators since January, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, Articles, Arkansas, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Life Sciences, Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Vaccine Hesitancy, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Easing travel rules for those vaccinated in US and EU ‘reckless’, says Labour

Angela Rayner warns plan to lift quarantine for arrivals in England could allow in new Covid variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLabour has called plans to significantly ease restrictions for millions of travellers “reckless”, saying the move could lead to the importation of another more infectious Covid variant that could wreak havoc.Concerns were raised after the Guardian revealed ministers were poised to recognise the double-jabbed status of people if they were ...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Air transport, Microbiology, Transport, Angela Rayner, Coronavirus


Mayor Garcetti announces that Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof of vaccination or test weekly

Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses a news conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. Irfan Khan/Pool via REUTERS Los Angeles is following New York in requiring proof of vaccination for city employees. Mayor Garcetti said that in the last month in Los Angeles COVID-19 cases have soared 20-fold. Workers who do not show proof of vaccination will be required to test negative for COVID-19 weekly. See more stor...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Los Angeles, Trends, Fda, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Martinez, Los Angeles California, Garcetti, Dodger Stadium, City of Los Angeles, Nury Martinez, Azmi Haroun, Speed desk


Biden administration to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday. CNN first reported that the announcement was coming on Thursday. The move would affect an estimated 2.1 million people. See more stories on Insider's business page. CNN reported that the Biden administration will announce a vaccine mandate or regular testing requirement for federal workers as early as Thursday.President Joe Biden initial...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Gavin Newsom, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID, Joe Biden Doug Mills, Azmi Haroun Charles Davis


Biden administration weighing a vaccine mandate for all federal employees

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is reportedly considering a vaccine mandate for federal employees. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.The move would follow recent decisions to require vaccines for state workers in California by Gov. Gavi...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Bill DeBlasio, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronaivrus, Azmi Haroun, Joe Biden Doug Mills, Speed desk


Arizona Republicans Subpoena Routers Amid Cyber Ninja's Shambling Election Audit

The Republican goons in the Arizona Senate backing the farce of a “recount” of the 2020 election results is pressing local election officials for access to even more data, the Associated Press reports. Yet they might not be able to back up their threats, and some key figures behind the audit appear to be getting cold…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Joe Biden, Arizona, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Slate, Maricopa County Arizona, Moseley, Arizona Senate, Legislatures, Ken Bennett, Paul Boyer, Election Security, Michelle Ugenti Rita


Biden administration expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday, according to a report. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.CNN reported that the Biden administration is expected to announce the...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Bill De Blasio, Biden, Gavin Newsom, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID


The vaccine mandate 'tipping point': These entities are requiring vaccines as the Delta variant spreads

A man holds his vaccination reminder card after having received his first shot. Wilfredo Lee/AP On Monday, city, state, and federal agencies began to announce vaccine mandates. California, New York City, and the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs became the first government entities to do so. A group representing 300 bars in San Francisco will require vax cards. More entities may follow. See more stories on Insider's business page. As COVID-19 cases rise again across the US and the Delta vari...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Va, Bill De Blasio, Associated Press, Vaccine, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Newsom vows California will have the 'strongest vaccine verification system in the US' as mandate is announced

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Associated Press California will require state employees and all healthcare workers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly. Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed that California will have the "strongest vaccine verification system in the US." "Too many people have chosen to live with this virus," Newsom said Monday as he announced the new mandate. See more stories on Insider's business page. California will soon require state employees and all he...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, California, New York City, US, Trends, Healthcare, Bill De Blasio, Vaccine, Gavin Newsom, Golden State, Department of Veterans Affairs, Newsom, Breaking, Associated Press Read


New York City will require all city workers - including NYPD cops, firefighters, and teachers - to get vaccinated

An NYPD vehicle in New York. Tim Drivas Photography/Getty Images New York City will require all city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the middle of September or require that they be tested for the disease weekly, The New York Times first reported Monday. The vaccine requirement will affect roughly 340,000 municipal workers, including teachers, firefighters and NYPD officers, according to the New York Times.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to make the announcement l...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Bill De Blasio, Vaccines, Nypd, New York Times New York City, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, Speed desk


US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in April 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Because of increasing COVID-19 cases, the US won't lift its travel restrictions, an official told Reuters. The White House official told Reuters that the spread of the Delta variant had driven that decision. Cases are increasing in the US, especially among unvaccinated people, health officials say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Because of the...
Tags: Travel, New York, Science, News, White House, India, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Delta, John, Reuters, Kennedy Airport, Reuters The White House


The US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as it stands mostly empty due to the ongoing cutbacks in travel because of the coronavirus on April 16, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US will not lift its existing travel restrictions due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus and increasing COVID-19 cases, Reuters reported. "Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintai...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, White House, India, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Delta, John, Jfk, Reuters, Breaking, Kennedy Airport JFK, Coronavirus


Carl Bernstein called Trump 'our own American war criminal' over COVID-19 deaths and encouraging the Capitol riot

A screenshot of Carl Bernstein on CNN. CNN The legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein has accused former President Donald Trump of being "our own American war criminal" over his actions during the coronavirus pandemic and the January 6 Capitol riot.Speaking to CNN's Brian Stelter, Bernstein said: "I think we need to calmly step back and maybe look at Trump in a different context: He is America's, our own American war criminal. Of a kind we've never experienced before."Stelt...
Tags: Politics, Science, America, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Hitler, Donald Trump, Trump, Bernstein, Capitol, Watergate, STELTER, Carl Bernstein, CNN CNN, Justin Baragona


US in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid cases

Hospitals are filling up, especially in areas with low vaccinationsCDC offers no change in guidance on mask wearingThe US is “at another pivotal moment in this pandemic” as rising Covid-19 cases show no signs of abating, driven by the Delta variant, and some hospitals are filling up, especially in areas with low vaccination rates, government officials warned on Thursday.The US government did not change its guidance on mask wearing, despite debates going on in the White House and the Centers for ...
Tags: Science, White House, US, US news, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Federal Judge Forces Accused Capitol Rioter to Unlock Laptop With Face Recognition

A federal judge has ordered a man accused of participating in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol to unlock his laptop for investigators, CNN reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Government, Joe Biden, Ars Technica, Cnn, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Dallas Morning News, Trumpism, Face Recognition, Capitol, United States Capitol, Elie Honig, William Welch


U.S. Intel Officials Eyed DLive as Recruitment Vehicle for Neo-Nazis Targeting Young Gamers

Growing interest among a host of violent extremists in a lesser-known livestreaming app—one that’s largely geared toward younger gamers—prompted U.S. intelligence officials in January to circulate warnings to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies only days after the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Articles, Social Media, Intel, New York Times, Bittorrent, Video Hosting, Trump, Deception, Alt Right, Jackie Speier, Patrick Casey, Ryan Shapiro, Nick Fuentes



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