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Pentagon to Require COVID Vaccine for All Troops by Sept. 15

The Pentagon will require members of the U.S. military to get the COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 15, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. That deadline could be pushed up if the vaccine receives final FDA approval or infection rates continue to rise.

“I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon” licensure by the Food and Drug Administration “whichever comes first,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says in the memo to troops, warning them to prepare for the requirement. “I will not hesitate to act sooner or . . .

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Students Ask Supreme Court to Block College Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being asked to block a plan by Indiana University to require students and employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It’s the first time the high court has been asked to weigh in on a vaccine mandate and comes as some corporations, states and cities are also contemplating or have adopted vaccine requirements for workers or even to dine indoors.

The case is not the first time a coronavirus-related issue has been before the court. In rulings over the past year the conservative-dominated high court has largely backed religious groups who have challenged restrictions on indoor services during the cononavirus pandemic.

In the current case, however, a three-judge federal appeals court panel, including two judges appointed by . . .

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CNN fires three employees for coming to work unvaccinated

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has fired three employees who violated company policy by coming to work unvaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

CNN chief Jeff Zucker told staff members of the firing in a memo sent Thursday that reminded them that vaccines were . . .

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Cuomo Calls on New York Businesses to Require Vaccine

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked businesses in the state to only serve customers who are completely vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to avoid a “worst case scenario,” the governor said on Monday.

“I am asking them, and suggesting to them, go to vaccine-only admission,” Cuomo said during a press conference, referring to private businesses, according to CNBC. “I believe it is in your best interest.”

He added that Radio City Music Hall “did this months ago,” and has since reopened only to . . .

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Texas AG Ken Paxton to Newsmax: People Can’t Be Forced to Disclose COVID Information

Amid changing messages from the Biden administration about mandated COVID-19 vaccinations and masks, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Newsmax on Saturday that law would preclude people having to attest to their health and vaccination status.

“I would absolutely think federal law would cover that,” Paxton told “The Count.” “But also, what right does the Congress of the federal government have to tell anybody that they have to be vaccinated. That’s an . . .

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Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated.

Federal workers will be required to sign forms attesting they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else comply with new rules on mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and more. The strict new guidelines are aimed at increasing sluggish vaccination rates among the huge number of . . .

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