Alaska state senator who was banned from airline for refusing to wear a mask tests positive for COVID-19

An Alaska state senator who was banned from Alaska Airlines for not wearing a mask tested positive for COVID-19.  “It’s my turn to battle Covid head on,” State Sen. Lora Reinbold announced on her Facebook page Tuesday.  The state senator has not been able to travel to Alaska’s capital since she was banned from theContinue reading “Alaska state senator who was banned from airline for refusing to wear a mask tests positive for COVID-19”

Most Canadians support health-care workers refusing treatment to threatening, disrespectful unvaccinated patients: Nanos survey

Nearly two-thirds of Canadians say they support health-care workers refusing treatment to threatening or disrespectful patients who are unvaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new survey from Nanos Research. The poll, conducted by Nanos Research and sponsored by CTV News, found that 40 per cent of Canadians support and 24 per cent somewhat support health-careContinue reading “Most Canadians support health-care workers refusing treatment to threatening, disrespectful unvaccinated patients: Nanos survey”

Feds: Florida missed deadline to receive $2.3B in school aid

Florida is the last state to submit a plan to the U.S. Department of Education that’s required before more than $2.3 billion in federal aid for Florida schools can be released, according to a letter sent to the state Monday. The letter sent to Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said the state Department of EducationContinue reading “Feds: Florida missed deadline to receive $2.3B in school aid”

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New Brunswick: Decision to end all COVID-19 measures was a mistake, says provincial infectious disease doctor

Dr. Gordon Dow says officials underestimated potential spread of delta variant in move to green phase The decision to end all COVID-19 restrictions at the end of July was a mistake, according to one of the province’s top infectious disease specialists.  Dr. Gordon Dow, an infectious disease expert with Horizon Health, acknowledged at a publicContinue reading “New Brunswick: Decision to end all COVID-19 measures was a mistake, says provincial infectious disease doctor”

Covid 19 coronavirus: Norway dumps all Covid restrictions to ‘live as normal’

Norway has ditched all its Covid-19 measures, even social distancing, in a radical move that as yet has unclear consequences. On Friday, the Nordic nation’s government announced that it was time to “live as normal” with Covid-19 after 561 days of enduring some kind of restriction, whether that be venue capacity limits or stay-at-home orders.Continue reading “Covid 19 coronavirus: Norway dumps all Covid restrictions to ‘live as normal’”

Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law

Legault wants co-operation from opposition so bill can become law as soon as Thursday Quebec Premier François Legault says he will introduce a special bill to prevent anti-vaccination protests in front of places such as schools and hospitals because his “patience had reached its limit.”  “It’s important to leave our children and our patients in peace,” Legault told aContinue reading “Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law”

Wisconsin: Beaver Dam school board member resigns over mask mandate

A Beaver Dam Unified School Board member has resigned, citing safety concerns over his support for mandating masks for students in the district’s schools. Tony Klatt has twice voted in favor of the mask mandate for Beaver Dam school and says he still feels strongly that it was the right decision based on “facts atContinue reading “Wisconsin: Beaver Dam school board member resigns over mask mandate”

DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vax Skeptic to Be Florida’s Next Surgeon General

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled his pick for the next surgeon general of the Sunshine State on Tuesday and it’s a doozy. The Miami Herald reports that Dr. Joseph Ladapo, an anti-mask, vaccine-skeptical, Harvard-trained researcher, is set to replace Dr. Scott Rivkees, who inexplicably faded from public view before quitting recently. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Ladapo falsely wroteContinue reading “DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vax Skeptic to Be Florida’s Next Surgeon General”

Alberta bar closes after ‘overwhelming’ number of threats after opting into vax pass

A bar just east of Calgary says it will be closing dine-in service after it received an “overwhelming” number of threats that came its way after it said it would be opting into Alberta’s vaccine passport program. The Langdon Firehouse Bar and Grill writes on Facebook that it has been flooded with angry comments andContinue reading “Alberta bar closes after ‘overwhelming’ number of threats after opting into vax pass”

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