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'Tremendous hypocrisy': All the GOP governors banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates require other vaccines

Rhoda Winkelman, a resident at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020 in New York City. Pharmacists from Walgreens administered the vaccine to elderly residents at the upper Manhattan facility. Across the country, residents of nursing homes are beginning to get the vaccine following a week in which thousands of first responders and medical personal received the vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Republican governors are fightin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Walgreens, Gop, Aclu, Healthcare


Arizona becomes first state to sue over Biden vaccine mandate, even though the text isn't out yet

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Jan. 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob Christie/AP Arizona's attorney general is suing Biden's administration over his vaccine mandate. It is "unconstitutional" he said in a statement, even though the exact text is yet to be published. The AG also claimed that the mandate is unfair because it doesn't apply to undocumented migrants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsu...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Wyoming, Arizona, News UK, Vaccine, Biden, Rnc, Phoenix, U S Customs, Border Protection, Jeffrey Toobin


How a rogue doctor who called the vaccine 'needle rape' was made an Idaho public-health official in its worst COVID crisis yet

Dr Ryan Cole talking to KTVB from his Boise, Idaho lab in December 2020. KTVB/YouTube A doctor who called the COVID-19 vaccine "needle rape" made it to one of Idaho's top health boards. Dr Ryan Cole, a pathologist with no public health experience, was championed by the GOP. His victory came as Idaho was overrun with severe COVID-19 cases, its lowest ebb in the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. In Boise, Idaho, a doctor in a lab coat offered comforting words to ...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, America, Trends, Public Health, Gop, Idaho, News UK, Guardian, Mayo Clinic, Valley, BOISE Idaho, Davidson, AFD, Daniel Horowitz


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine mandate press conference

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images DeSantis did not correct a Gainesville city employee who falsely claimed the COVID-19 vaccine "changes your RNA." The false claim was made during a press conference to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates and passports. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSan...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Moderna


Fauci says he'd support requiring all US flight passengers to get vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said he supports the idea of mandating vaccinations for air travel, according to an upcoming interview with The Skimm. Fauci's comments come less than a week after President Biden announced a va...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Washington Dc, Vaccines, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Gallup, NIAID, Fauci, Dirksen Senate Office Building


After Biden announcement, Fauci predicts 'many, many' more vaccine mandates to compel enough Americans to get COVID-19 shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Pool / Pool/ Getty Images "Many, many" more local vaccine mandates are coming, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted Sunday. About 75 million eligible Americans are unvaccinated, Fauci said. The comments came after the Biden administration's sweeping new vaccine rules. See more stories on Insider's business page. "Many, many more mandates" will come on top of the Biden administrations' new vaccine restrictions, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. Fauci predicted that colle...
Tags: Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, News UK, Anderson Cooper, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, NLGJA, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Association of LGBTQ, Marianne Guenot


Biden challenges Republicans who want to sue over his new vaccine mandates to 'have at it'

President Joe Biden speaks at Brookland Middle School, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Washington. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta President Biden dared Republicans to "have at it" and sue over his new vaccine requirements. A new federal regulation will mandate vaccines or testing for employers with 100+ workers. Biden announcing the new requirement sparked backlash and threats of lawsuits from GOP figures. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden dared Republican gover...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Cambridge, Vaccines, Biden, Greg Abbott


GOP Minority Leader Vows Revenge Against Tech Firms That Comply With Jan. 6 Phone Record Requests

Here’s one way of making yourself look totally innocent: issuing wild threats against anyone who dares cooperate with investigators.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Verizon Wireless, Gop, United States, Sprint, Att, Donald Trump, Twitch, Louie Gohmert, Signal, Trumpism, Jim Jordan, T Mobile


Disney and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines will require COVID-19 vaccine for passengers as new Bahamas policy is announced

The Carnival Vista cruise ship. RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images Disney and Royal Caribbean became the latest cruise lines to require vaccine documentation. The move comes after the Bahamas signed a new declaration and Florida lost a major legal battle. The Bahamas' new emergency order would block cruises from Florida unless companies prove that all passengers on board are vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean became the latest c...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Politics, Science, Disney, US, Trends, Cruise, Gop, Williams, Miami, Bahamas, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Cruise Lines, Ron DeSantis


GOP Quietly Scrubs Webpage Detailing Trump's 'Historic Peace Agreement With the Taliban'

In the wake of the Taliban’s recent capture of Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, it looks like the Republican Party is quietly scrubbing traces of the former president’s deals with the militant Islamist group. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Military, Gop, Taliban, Republican Party, Donald Trump, KABUL Afghanistan, Abdul Ghani Baradar, Presidency Of Donald Trump, War In Afghanistan, War Conflict, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Military History By Country, Afghanistanunited States Relations


Arkansas doctor describes the 'regret and remorse' from dying COVID-19 patients who didn't get vaccinated

Dr Bolding explains the impact that Arkansas' low vaccination rate is having on COVID-19 patients. Washington Regional Medical System An Arkansas doctor described fear on the faces of dying, unvaccinated COVID-19 patients. The state lags the rest of the US in vaccinations and is seeing a surge in cases. GOP governor Asa Hutchinson has urged people to get the shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Arkansas doctor posted an emotional plea to his patients to get vaccin...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Arkansas, News UK, The Times, Vaccination, The New York Times, Crossfit, Hutchinson, Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson, Asa Hutchinson


Fauci says polio and smallpox would still be spreading in the US if anti-vaxx misinformation had been as popular in the past

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr Anthony Fauci in a CNN interview addressed anti-vaccination misinformation. If there was the same pushback against smallpox vaccines in the past the disease would still be around, he said. Vaccination rates in the US have stalled as Fox News hosts and GOP lawmakers push anti-vaccination propaganda. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House's top medical advisor, Dr Anth...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, PAC, Fox News, Republican, Biden, Fox News Channel


Tennessee department of health to stop vaccine outreach and events for children and teenagers for all diseases - including COVID-19

Nurse Matt Robinson, Patient Care Coordinator at the Methodist University Hospital COVID-19 Unit, tends to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients as the hospital prepares for the distribution of the Pfizer vaccine in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., December 14, 2020. Kevin Fogarty/Reuters Tennessee's Health Department is stopping all vaccine outreach for teens and children. The directive applies to vaccines for all diseases, and includes events at schools. The suspension comes a day aft...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, Tennessee, Associated Press, Vaccine, States, Republican Party, Department Of Health, Memphis Tennessee, Pavia, Tennessee Department of Health, Lisa Piercey, TDH


Cyber Ninja CEO Leading GOP's Hoax Audit of Arizona Election Appears in QAnon 'Documentary'

The head of the “Cyber Ninjas,” the group commissioned to carry out an ultra-partisan, comically inept “audit” of 2020 votes in Maricopa County, Arizona, is also starring in a documentary claiming the CIA helped rig the elections for Joe Biden, according to Arizona reporters who attended a screening. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Arizona, Cia, World Trade Center, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Maricopa County Arizona, Patrick Byrne, Ken Bennett, Mike Lindell, MyPillow


Video shows a Nashville crowd booing after Jill Biden called out low COVID-19 vaccination rates in Tennessee

Jill Biden speaking at the Ole Smoky distillery in Nashville, Tennessee, during a visit to promote COVID-19 vaccinations. TOM BRENNER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A crowd in Nashville booed after Jill Biden criticized Tennessee's low vaccination rates. "Well, you're booing yourselves," Biden said in response, drawing laughs. Tennessee has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the US, thanks in part to politics and weak healthcare. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Germany, US, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, David, Gop, Tennessee, Healthcare, News UK, Nashville, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Nashville Tennessee


Trump Lackeys Asked DOJ to Investigate Random Italian Guy's Claim Biden Stole Election With Satellites

GOP complaints about voting procedures in Michigan, phantom “anomalies” on ballots in Georgia, and Italian satellite hackers: Emails released by the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday show to what ridiculous extremes officials in Donald Trump’s White House went to enlist the Department of Justice in its attempt to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, Government, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Michigan, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trumpism, Trump, Mark Meadows


QAnon Is, Somehow, About to Get Worse, FBI Warns

QAnon, the rabidly pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theory and future of the GOP, may have been seriously wounded by its godhead’s failure to ascend to transcendent levels of power this year. But they haven’t gone away, and the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning Congress that disaffected believers may even…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trumpism, Alt Right, Christopher Wray, Christopher Davis, Martin Heinrich, Fake News, 8chan


Fauci brushes off GOP criticism and says attacks on him are 'attacks on science' he can debunk 'immediately'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said that attacks on him were "attacks on science." Sen. Marsha Blackburn has accused him of working with Mark Zuckerberg and "cherry-picking" facts. Fauci said he could "debunk" all criticism of his decisions, which he said were all science-based. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said all of his COV...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Tennessee, Healthcare, Republican Party, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Fauci brushes off GOP criticism and says attacks on him are 'attacks on science' that he can debunk 'immediately'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said that attacks on him were "attacks on science." Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn accused Fauci Tuesday of working with Mark Zukerberg and "cherry-picking" facts. Fauci said he could "debunk" every criticism of his decisions, which were "fundamentally based on science." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wedne...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Tennessee, Healthcare, Republican Party, North Carolina, Donald Trump


An anti-vax nurse tried, and failed, to make a key stick to her neck as proof that COVID-19 vaccines make you magnetic

The nurse attempting to make a key stick to her neck at the Ohio Statehouse at a hearing for House Bill 248. The Ohio Channel A nurse made a failed attempt at an Ohio hearing to show that a COVID-19 vaccine made her magnetic. Inspired by a conspiracy theorist, she tried to make a key and a bobby pin stick to her neck. They fell off. The legislation she was supporting passed all the same. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman testifying at an Ohio Statehouse hearing made ...
Tags: Science, Trends, Gop, House, News UK, Ohio, Conspiracy Theories, Journal, Statehouse, Ohio Statehouse, Jennifer Gross, Ohio Channel, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, Tyler Buchanan, Coronavirus


An anti-vaxx nurse tried, and failed, to make a key stick to her neck as proof that COVID-19 vaccines make you magnetic

The nurse attempting to make a key stick to her neck at the Ohio Statehouse at a hearing for House Bill 248 The Ohio Channel A nurse made a failed attempt at an Ohio hearing to show that a COVID-19 vaccine made her magnetic. Inspired by conspiracy theorist Dr Sherri Tenpenny, she tried to make a key and a bobby pin stick to her neck. They fell off. The legislation she was supporting passed all the same. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman testifying at an Ohio Stateh...
Tags: Science, Trends, Gop, House, News UK, Ohio, Conspiracy Theories, Journal, Statehouse, Ohio Statehouse, Jennifer Gross, Ohio Channel, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, Tyler Buchanan, Coronavirus


The Biden administration is working to reverse 5 Trump-era rollbacks on protecting endangered species

FILE - In this May 13, 2019 file photo provided by the National Park Service is a female condor in Zion National Park, Utah. Seven environmental and animal protection groups have filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's recent rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act. Their lawsuit filed Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in federal court in San Francisco comes after the federal government announced last week it was rescinding some protections for wildlife. (National Park Servi...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Esa, Gop, Williams, Endangered Species, Biden, Interior Department, Donald Trump, National Park Service, Endangered Species Act


Ted Cruz follows suit from red states and introduces a bill to ban the federal government from using vaccine passports

Sen. Ted Cruz during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Braun, and Cynthia Lummis introduced a bill banning federal vaccine passports. At least 10 US states already have bills or executive orders banning vaccine passports. Vaccine passports are becoming more common, as US tourists to the EU will be required to prove they are vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Republican senators have introduced a ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Senate, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Bill Clark, Cynthia Lummis


A DARPA Sarcasm Detector Is Good

Members of the media are sarcastically complaining about a sarcasm detector developed by researchers partnering with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Using sarcastic language, they indicate that it is a stupid killjoy only useful to GOP politicians. Before eye-rolling on Twitter, hear me out. An…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Psychiatry, Autism, Humour, Gop, Autism Spectrum, Daily Express, Darpa, Sarcasm, Rhetoric, Irony, Huffington Post, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Robert Walker


Anonymous Donors Keep the Climate Denial Machine Chugging

There’s lots of talk from the GOP and fossil fuel companies these days about changing their tune and finally getting really serious about climate change. But new research shows that not much has changed in the world of organized climate denial: It’s still massively funded by mostly anonymous donors shielding major…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Gop, Donald Trump, Exxon, Jones, Natural Environment, Koch, Heritage Foundation, Donors Capital Fund, DeVos, Donors Trust, Climate Change Denial, The Heritage


GOP doctors in Congress are targeting vaccine hesitancy with a video that says the shot will help 'end the government's restrictions on our freedoms'

Rep. Larry Bucshon, a Republican and a doctor, appears in the PSA video. House Television via AP Polls show Republicans are more likely to not want a COVID-19 vaccine. A group of GOP lawmakers, who are also doctors, are encouraging people to get the shot. Vaccine hesitancy could stop or slow the US from reaching herd immunity, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who identify as Republicans are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, prompting GOP lawmaker...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Gop, Psa, New York Times, Doctors, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


A GOP lawmaker asked if the COVID-19 vaccine had tracking devices, insisting the question was to debunk 'wild charges' from his constituents

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner asked if there are tracking devices in the COVID-19 vaccine. A health official denied that; Wagner said he wanted to debunk "wild charges" from constituents. Video of the moment prompted critics to accuse Wagner of spreading misinformation about the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. A GOP lawmaker in Southern California asked a top county health official if COVID-19 vaccines had "tracking devices," insisting t...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Orange County, The Washington Post, Southern California, Wagner, Johnson Johnson, Board of Supervisors, Chau, Timothy Burke, Eric Feigl Ding, Don Wagner


The Secrets of the 'Cyber Ninjas' Will Not Stand in Arizona GOP's Useless 2020 Recount, Judge Rules

The state judge overseeing a Democratic challenge to the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s “audit” of the 2020 election—a secretive effort the state GOP is using as a sort of Hail Mary to overturn or at least delegitimize Joe Biden’s victory there—has ordered that the process no longer be conducted behind closed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Arizona Senate



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