News Roundup & Comment


Here's a brief selection of stories from those that made the cut as Jim presented another edition of the News Round-Up:

--U.S. Supreme Court rules on Texas abortion law.

--Wisconsin Governor Evers vetoed several bills including one that would require medical care for a baby who survives an abortion and another one that would prohibit sex selective, race selective and disability selective abortions.

--A suicide machine has passed legal review in Switzerland.

--The Food and Drug Administration has asked a judge to give it 75 years to produce data concerning the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, up 20 years from a previous request.

--The current crop of COVID-19 vaccines will not effectively handle the new Omicron variant according to the CEO of one of the largest shot-producers, Moderna.

--Although major physician associations oppose its use, a number of doctors nationwide believe that ivermectin is an effective treatment for COVID-19 and they prescribe it within the confines of their own offices.

--Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, said she was warned again and again by her supervisor at the University of Hong Kong in early 2020 to be silent and not to cross a red line.

--TJX Companies (The parent company of Marshalls and T.J. Maxx) is mandating that all of its eligible office employees obtain a COVID-19 booster shot to return to work.

--All private sector employers in New York City will now be required to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate by December 27th.

Dec 10, 2021
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