Thursday, February 17, 2022

Senate GOP Threatens to Delay Government Funding Bill Over Biden’s Vaccine Mandate; Science Shows the Vaccine Mandates are No Longer Necessary, and other C-Virus related stories

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Senate GOP threatens to delay government funding bill over Biden’s vaccine mandate:
A cadre of Senate Republicans are pledging to delay speedy consideration of a government funding bill unless Congress defunds President Biden’s vaccine mandate.
In a letter to colleagues Monday, Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas argued that the mandate continues to affect countless Americans, even though a portion of it has been ruled unconstitutional for private employers.
“Millions of Americans are now free from this unwarranted federal invasion into healthcare decisions, but for how long,” the lawmakers wrote. “In addition to the lingering, harmful uncertainty faced by those subject to the four remaining COVID-19 mandates – specifically, those imposing vaccine requirements on medical workers, military personnel, federal employees, and federal contractors – the American people as a whole still face uncertainty as to whether President Biden has abandoned his desire to impose similar requirements on them.”
lso signing on to the letter were Republican Sens. Roger Marshall of Kansas, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Braun of Indiana.
Together the six lawmakers are promising to use an arsenal of legislative procedures to delay consideration of a short-term funding bill unless it defunds the mandate. --->READ MORE HERE
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Science shows the vaccine mandates are no longer necessary:
State and local vaccine mandates might be legal — but are they necessary or advisable? The evolving science says no.
This is a particularly pressing question now as many unvaccinated workers have or are about to lose their jobs. Nearly 3,000 New York City employees — including essential workers such as police officers, firemen and teachers — face termination for refusing the shots.
The time has come for reconsideration. Whatever justifications once supported COVID-19 vaccine mandates have largely disappeared.
Mandates are typically justified as a way to protect the population from infection. The more people vaccinated, the less likely anyone is to become infected and to transmit the virus on to someone else.
Mandate advocates argue that even if people decide to endanger their own lives by remaining unvaccinated, their decision endangers others by exposing them to disease. Moreover, they claim failure to vaccinate could lead to large numbers of sick people, overwhelming the healthcare system and interfering with others ability to obtain care for COVID-19 and other medical needs. --->READ MORE HERE
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