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Florida issued a $3.5 million fine against a county that enforced COVID-19 vaccine passports

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In April, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned government agencies from imposing vaccine passports. On Tuesday, the state fined Leon County over $3.5 million for violating that policy. Leon County fired 14 employees who did not show proof of vaccination by the October 1 deadline. A Florida county was fined over $3.5 million by the state's health department for violating Gov. Ron DeSantis's executive ord...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, White House, Trends, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, Florida Department of Health, Leon County, Ron DeSantis, Jen Psaki, Psaki, DeSantis, WCTV, COVID


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's vaccine mandate ban won't make airlines or other large businesses drop their plans, legal experts say

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday banning vaccine mandates in the state. Legal experts told Insider the order is unlikely to have an impact on large businesses that will have to comply with a proposed federal vaccine mandate. Law professor Dale Carpenter called Abbott's order "more of a political statement than a legal statement." Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning vaccine mandates in the state is un...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Texas, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, University Of Houston, Biden, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Reuters, Carpenter, SMU


At one of the last abortion clinics in South Texas, people are learning they're pregnant when it's already too late to get an abortion

Protesters hold signs supporting abortion clinic access on March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images In the Rio Grande Valley, one of the poorest regions in the US, getting an abortion was already hard. After Texas passed a law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy, it's nearly impossible. The 19th visited the only abortion provider south of San Antonio to see what it's like for people. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington Post, Washington, Mexico, US, Trends, Austin, Mexico City, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, New Mexico


'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


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


Bumble and Match Have Created a Relief Fund to Help Cover Abortion Costs in Texas

The dating platforms Bumble and Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, have teamed up to create a relief fund for Texas women seeking abortions after the state passed an insidious six-week ban on the procedure earlier this week.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, United States, Social Issues, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Roe V Wade, Bumble, Matchcom, Match Group, Greg Abbott, Abortion In Texas, Wade, Roe, American Society, Abortion Rights Movement


Elon Musk Backs Texas Abortion Ban, Claims Governor, to No Objection

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has “consistently” praised the “social policies” of the state of Texas during his “frequently” chats with Greg Abbott, the Texas governor said Thursday, in an interview focused on his state’s landmark abortion ban.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Tesla, Social Issues, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Revolution, Greg Abbott, American Society, Sexual Reproduction, Abortion In Australia, United States Anti Abortion Movement, Anti Abortion Movements, United States Law


Texas is suspending enforcement of Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates in public schools as it deals with legal challenges

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Texas will temporarily stop enforcing the governor's ban on mask mandates in public schools. The Texas Education Agency and the state's supreme court said schools can require masks for now. Parents, local governments, and school boards have brought lawsuits against the mask-mandate ban. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas' education agency said it has temporarily stopped enforcing Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on ma...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Trends, Ap, News UK, Associated Press, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Texas Education Agency, Texas Supreme Court, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Mask Mandate, Speed desk


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive for Covid-19 Hours After Attending Maskless Campaign Event

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive for covid-19, the Governor’s Office announced on Tuesday afternoon less than a day after attending a campaign event filled with unmasked attendees. The governor, who banned mask mandates in the state even as the Delta variant of the deadly virus spreads, is vaccinated, his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Office, Nbc News, Pfizer, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, Regeneron, Moderna, BioNtech, Cecilia Abbott, Conservatism In The United States, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Pandemic In Texas


Texas Supreme Court Says Schools Can't Require Masks as Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

The Texas Supreme Court temporarily ruled in favor of Gov. Greg Abbott and his ban on mask mandates in the state on Sunday, according to a new report from the Texas Tribune. The ruling comes as Texas struggles with the delta variant of covid-19, which has caused infections to skyrocket in recent weeks, primarily among…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Mask, San Antonio, Dallas Morning News, Greg Abbott, Texas Tribune, Texas Supreme Court, Reactions, Michael Hinojosa, Covid 19 Pandemic In Texas, States Of The United States, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic, Andy Segovia, Texas Attorneys General


The new school year is already a disaster: Thousands of students are quarantining as COVID-19 cases skyrocket among kids

A child wears a mask at a California school. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Days into the school year, COVID-19 outbreaks have already forced thousands of students to quarantine. Experts predict that pediatric infections will continue to rise, leading to more school closures. Bans on mask mandates while young kids wait on vaccine authorization make it tough to protect students. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mere days into the new school year, thousands of k...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, News, Mississippi, California, Masks, US, Trends, Missouri, Delta, Dallas, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines


Florida and Texas are seeing more kids under 18 hospitalized with COVID-19 than any other state. Mask mandates in schools are banned.

A child watches as an adult gets vaccinated. Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Florida and Texas are seeing more young people hospitalized with COVID-19 per day than any other state. In the last week, about 54 kids under 18 were hospitalized with COVID-19 per day in Florida, and 40 in Texas. Both states have banned mask mandates in schools. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida and Texas have had far more kids under 18 hospitalized with COVID-19 in the l...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, University of Utah, Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Ron DeSantis


Texas governor announces deployment of 2,500 healthcare workers to help the state as the Delta variant surges

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Article X of the state budget, effectively defunding the entire legislature. Eric Gay/AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will deploy 2,500 medical staff to help hospitals battling COVID-19 cases. The state has seen a surge of nearly 3,000 COVID-related hospitalizations in the past week. Abbott has tried to ban face-mask rules, but that hasn't gone over well in parts of the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Trends, Cnn, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Response, Tribune, Ga, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Tribune, DSHS, Eric Gay, Coronavirus


I Am Legend Screenwriter Forced to Tell Anti-Vaxxers His Zombie Movie Is Fake

The screenwriter who penned the 2007 zombie movie I Am Legend starring Will Smith has been forced to clarify something on Twitter that’s sure to make us all depressed today. The writer, Akiva Goldsman, had to explain that I Am Legend is, in fact, fiction. It’s not a documentary about zombies or something like that.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Will Smith, Greg Abbott, Zombie, Virology, Simmons, Akiva Goldsman, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, I Am Legend, Covid 19 Vaccine


Dallas schools are defying Texas Gov. Abbott's order and will require masks

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Dallas Independent School District will require masks across its campuses beginning Tuesday. The mandate is in direct defiance to a May order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prohibiting schools from requiring masks. The move comes amid a surge in coronavirus cases in North Texas and throughout the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dallas Independent School District will require students and teachers to wear masks at its campuses...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Delta, Dallas, Houston, Dallas Morning News, Abbott, Greg Abbott, North Texas, Dallas Independent School District, Jake Epstein, COVID, Michael Hinojosa


Gov. Abbott banned COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the state

In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference about migrant children detentions, in Dallas. Associated Press/LM Otero Texas Gov. Abbott signed a new executive order on Friday banning mask mandates and vaccine passports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Abbott signed on Friday, banning COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the state.The order bans government entitie...
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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


Tesla Makes Cars in Texas but Has to Re-Import Them to Sell in the Lone Star State

The Texas legislature adjourned on May 31 without making any changes to the state’s auto dealer franchise laws—meaning that the only way for Tesla to sell electric cars made at its forthcoming factory in Austin will be to ship them out of state and re-import them.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Cars, Tesla, Austin, Nikola Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Lucid, Greg Abbott, Lone Star State, Motor Vehicles, Business Finance, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks


Lauren Boebert stated there hadn't been a single COVID-19 death in Texas since mask restrictions ended in March. Data shows thousands had, in fact, died.

Rep. Lauren Boebert on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Lauren Boebert falsely claimed Texas hasn't recorded a single COVID-19 death in two months. "Since removing the mask mandate ...Texas has not reported a single COVID death," she claimed. Data shows 3,600 Texans lost their lives to the virus since March 2, the day restrictions were lifted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Lauren Boe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Colorado, Cdc, Trends, Long, House, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Houston, Greg Abbott, Houston Chronicle, Capitol, Austin Texas, Texas Department of State Health Services


Louisiana Representative Boldly Offers to Make His State a ‘Sanctuary’ for Fossil Fuels

A brave Louisiana legislator has a plan to protect poor, helpless fossil fuels by offering up his state as a safe space where they can be dug up, refined, and burned free from judgment (and government regulation). Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Keystone Pipeline, Louisiana, Biden, Natural Environment, Greg Abbott, Fossil Fuel, Climate Change Denial, Danny McCormick, Pipelines In Canada, Politics Of Climate Change, Nobodys


Texas Wind Energy Set a Record—But Republicans Are Still Trying to Squash It

Despite recent baseless attacks on wind power as unreliable and unneeded from Texas politicians, wind was the number one source of electricity on the state’s grid last month. Awkward!Read more...
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Emails Show Texas Officials Shared Climate Denier's Talking Points During Blackouts

As the lights went out during last month’s cold snap, Texas politicians turned to talking points from Alex Epstein, a regular on the climate denial circuit, to explain their way out of the mess. NBC reported Thursday that Epstein’s propaganda found its way into the inbox of Gov. Greg Abbott and that the chairman of a…
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Nbc, Environment, Articles, Fossil Fuels, Rube Goldberg, Greg Abbott, Sean Hannity, Peabody Energy, Heritage Foundation, Epstein, Alex Epstein, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Climate Change Denial


Charts show the US on the brink of a 4th coronavirus surge as variants spread and states relax restrictions

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona US coronavirus cases have increased 12% in the last week. About 30 states are reporting upticks. Experts think the spread of a more infectious, deadlier variant is partially to blame. Charts show how cases are spiking in the six states seeing some of the most dramatic increases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Although 23% of the US populatio...
Tags: Health, Florida, UK, New York, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Miami, Michigan


Oklahoma governor lifts COVID-19 restrictions on events and mask-wearing in state buildings

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Alonzo Adams/AP Oklahoma is lifting all COVID-19 related restrictions on events, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced. "There will be no statewide restrictions on events, or Oklahomans," Stitt said Thursday. The Sooner State is the latest to significantly roll back COVID-19 restrictions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Oklahoma is lifting all COVID-19 related restrictions on events, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced on Thursday.The Sooner State is the latest s...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, Abc, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, The New York Times, Oklahoma, Biden, Greg Abbott, Sooner State


"The doctors-facts-science mantras have become familiar over the past year. The experts tell us, expertly, what we need to know, and we do it."

"At least until all this science starts to fog up our mental windshields and we, the people, start to wear out. Our irritability mounts; our attention wanes; the guide-rope in our mouth starts to chafe. It is then that the bawdy obstreperousness and its odd twin, the glory hallelujah, of democracy come into view — a single unit; maddening, infuriating, nevertheless fused. And Greg Abbott or someone else steps up to lead the beast forward, by instinct if not by Hoyle... The love of democratic cit...
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The CDC delayed its looser rules for vaccinated people, while states ease restrictions despite being told it's too soon

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube The CDC delayed issuing new, laxer COVID-19 rules for vaccinated people, Politico reported. The guidance was due to be updated Thursday, but was slowed without a clear reason. It came after President Biden criticized states like Texas and Mississippi for relaxing their COVID-19 rules.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Cen...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, News UK, Michigan, Biden, Anthony Fauci


A Texas ER doctor said reopening too soon is 'devastating' to state's medical community

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (center) visits with Barbara Alexander of Bedford as she receives her COVID-19 shot from Arlington firefighter Andrew Harris at a mass vaccination site inside the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center in Arlington, Texas, Monday, January 11, 2021. Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to reopen the state "100%" and lift Texas's mask mandate. Dr. Natasha Kathuria, a doctor based in Austin, Texas said "we can't let our guar...
Tags: Texas, Science, Cdc, America, Trends, Austin, Dallas, The New York Times, Houston, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Austin Texas, ARLINGTON Texas, Bedford, Arlington


Texas Gov. Abbott has reopened the state '100%' amid a rebound of cases, despite regretting doing the same thing last year

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images Gov. Greg Abbott said last year he regretted reopening bars too soon as Texas saw a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, he reopened Texas "100%" after the CDC recommended against rolling back restrictions. The CDC has warned states not to reopen prematurely as coronavirus variants still spread. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he regretted reopening bars too soon in th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Cdc, White House, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, WFAA, Texas Gov Abbott, US Texas, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Texas Gov. Abbott opening state '100%' and lifting mask mandate a day after CDC warned states not to relax COVID restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies, for the first time outside the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing businesses to open "100% and lifting the mask mandate. Texas is seeking an uptick in cases after the winter storm and has numerous hotspot counties. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned this week that states shouldn't let their guards down...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Houston, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Houston Chronicle, Patrick Svitek, ERCOT, Texas Democratic Party


Texas Gov. Abbott says he's opening the state '100%' and lifting the mask mandate a day after the CDC warned states not to relax COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas. Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he'd lift a mask mandate and allow businesses to open "100%." There's been an uptick in cases in Texas after the winter storm, and it has numerous hot spots. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned this week that states shouldn't let their guard down. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas to allow the state's businesses to open "100%" and to lift the state's ma...
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