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New York Faces State of Emergency As Vaccine Mandate Creates Hospital Staff Shortages – The state of New York faces a looming crisis as the vaccine mandate deadline threatens to create a shortage of thousands of hospital staffers refusing to get the shot.
According to the New York Times, roughly 84 percent of New York’s “450,000 hospital workers and 83 percent of its 45,400 nursing home employees had been fully vaccinated,” indicating that tens of thousands of people will either be fired or laid off when the vaccine mandate deadline for healthcare workers hits Monday, September, 27. Facing those kinds of shortages, certain hospitals will have no choice but to cut back or ration certain procedures. – READ MORE
Short-Staffed Michigan Hospitals Cut Workers, Beds Amid Patient Surge – Staff shortages have forced two large Michigan hospital systems to cut hundreds of beds.
The action comes as a fourth wave of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19, has caused hospitals to be swamped with patients. – READ MORE
North Carolina Hospital System Suspends Hundreds Of Employees After COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate – A North Carolina health care system said it suspended hundreds of its employees after the firm implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, adding that workers who refuse to get vaccinated after five days will be fired. – READ MORE
Schools nationwide struggle to fill open positions, hire substitute teachers – The coronavirus pandemic has placed a strain on most industries and has impacted millions of people across the country. As students returned to the classroom for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, school districts across the country have faced many challenges.
A nationwide labor shortage has left some schools looking to fill many open positions, but has also left some schools struggling to find replacement staff. The National Educators Association reports there is also a nationwide substitute teacher shortage. – READ MORE
Federal judge blocks New York City COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Education Department employees – A federal appeals judge has blocked a New York City COVID-19 mandate, set to take effect on Monday, from being enforced on teachers and other staff members in the NYC Department of Education.
Prior to the judge’s action out of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, it was reported that Department of Education employees who had not yet received their first dose of the vaccine before end of day on Monday could be separated or suspended without pay. – READ MORE
‘Heartless’ United Airlines Vaccine Mandate Halted in Federal Court – United Airlines reluctantly agreed to postpone its company-wide Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandate Friday until a federal judge is able to hold further hearings in a case brought by six of the airline’s employees.
Evidently fearing it could lose Friday’s court battle and be slapped with a temporary restraining order (TRO), the airline pivoted 180 degrees and agreed to postpone its mandate until October 15. United Airlines originally told its 67,000 U.S. employees they must be vaccinated against Chinese coronavirus (or secure an exemption) by September 27 or face termination. Instead, unvaccinated employees will now be able to continue working normally while the plaintiffs and the company gather what they need to proceed in court. – READ MORE
Delta Airlines Wants To Put Maskless Passengers Deemed ‘Unruly’ On A National ‘No-Fly List’ – Delta Airlines is reportedly pushing the airline industry to agree to put thousands of customers on a “no-fly list” for being “unruly” — a designation that appears to be most often applied to passengers who refuse to wear face masks.
“Delta Air Lines wants to create a national ‘no-fly’ list of banned passengers to prevent unruly behaviour onboard aircraft,” Business Insider reported Friday. “The carrier has pushed other US airlines to share their lists of passengers who have been banned during the pandemic for disruptive behaviour, according to a memo to flight attendants on Wednesday.” – READ MORE
Report: California Put Coronavirus-Infected Inmates, Including Illegal Aliens, into Communities – A San Francisco newspaper published a sympathetic feature about an illegal alien from Cambodia who had coronavirus when he was released from California’s San Quentin State Prison last July.
Chanton Bun came to the United States illegally as a child. He was convicted of armed robbery when he was 18 and served 23 years of his 49 year and eight month sentence. He left behind one child and a woman pregnant with another child. – READ MORE
COVID-19 In Norway Can Now Be Compared To The Flu, Says Health Chief – Coronavirus can now be categorised as one of several respiratory illnesses with seasonal variation, Geir Bukholm, assistant director of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), has said.
For the past year and a half, Covid-19 has been classed as a generally dangerous disease. However, this could change soon as the assistant director of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Geir Bukholm, has said the coronavirus can now be put in the same category as illnesses such as flu, common colds and RS (respiratory syncytial virus). – READ MORE
UK Scientists Think COVID Will Likely Resemble “Common Cold” By Next Spring – At this point in the pandemic, most readers have probably heard that COVID will likely remain endemic in the human population, like the cold or the flu.
And as we prepare for the second flu season (in the northern hemisphere, at least), more scientists (and, increasingly, politicians) are realizing that they’re going to need to embrace a change in messaging – messaging that, at one time, might have left them vulnerable to accusations of being an “anti-vaxxer”. – READ MORE
Costco Limits Purchases of Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, and Bottled Water amid Inflation, Supply-Chain Issues – Costco is implementing new consumer limitations on purchases of household essentials including toilet paper, paper towels, and Kirkland bottled water as the company has seen an increase in demand due to a surge in the delta variant and supply-chain complications.
Costco has been dealing with significant issues centered around supply-chain complications and inflation according to the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Richard A. Galanti. Galanti informed analysts of the issues during a conference call, transcribed by Alpha Street, regarding Costco’s fourth-quarter earnings on September 23 – READ MORE
US Meat Prices To Remain Elevated Amid Depleted Reserves – Beef, pork, and chicken in US cold storage warehouses have yet to recover from pandemic lows and could continue to support higher prices.
New United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) data shows beef reserves dropped 7.7% from a year ago in August, poultry supplies fell 20%, and pork plunged 44% to their lowest levels since 2017, according to Bloomberg. – READ MORE
CDC Not Changing Definition Of “Fully Vaccinated”…For Now: Walensky – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said Friday that the definition of “fully vaccinated” won’t change when COVID-19 booster shots are rolled out—at least in the near future.
Currently, the CDC and other federal health agencies have defined one as fully vaccinated if they receive two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, two doses of Moderna’s vaccine, or one Johnson & Johnson shot. – READ MORE
FBI Narrative About the Jan. 6th Capitol ‘Insurrection’ Is IMPLODING – An explosive report over the weekend claims to show that two alleged Capitol riot participants were actually government informants. The New York Times reported Saturday that “records, and information from two people familiar with the matter, suggest that federal law enforcement had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known.”
The revelations in The Times reveal that there was no conspiracy on the part of the Proud Boys to storm the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, as alleged by the Department of Justice. – READ MORE