News Roundup and Comment
Series Crosstalk America
Here's a brief list of headlines from the "Round-Up" broadcast for this week. Review the program for more stories and details as well as comments from listeners.
--Speaking from the White House yesterday afternoon, President Biden announced the new COVID testing and mask mandates for all federal employees.
--States and cities are being asked to use federal rescue funds to provide $100 payments to individuals as an incentive to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
--Jim provided audio from the Deputy White House Press Secretary who was asked if the nation is going to be shut down again.
--The mayor of one Philippine city issued a new executive order that bans those who have not received a COVID-19 injection from supermarkets, department stores and convenience stores effective August 25.
--Anti-vaccine passport protests erupt across Europe.
--A union that endorsed Biden in the last election is furious about his vaccine mandate.
--3 House Republicans filed a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she enforced the mask mandate against them.
--The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened their training camp with a new protocol designed to single-out players who have yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
--Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is escalating his attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.
--The founder of "Shake Shack" said that his Union Square Hospitality Group will require indoor diners and drinkers to be able to show that they've been vaccinated against COVID-19.
--Americans with long COVID symptoms might qualify for disability benefits.
|Jul 30, 2021