News Roundup & Comment
Series Crosstalk America
Here's a selection of stories from this week's edition of the "Round-Up":
--After saying in December of last year that masks and vaccines should not be made mandatory, President Biden has reversed course and has now unveiled several new executive orders and other directives aimed at increasing the share of the workforce that is vaccinated at businesses across America.
--The CDC has changed their definition of "vaccine" over time. It originally meant prevention of a disease, then became about producing immunity to a specific disease and is now being defined as the act of that which produces protection from a specific disease.
--President Biden said if governors won't help beat the pandemic, he'll use his power as president to get them out of the way.
--Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel says the federal government cannot mandate COVID-19 vaccines under authorization of emergency use. He contends there is no FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine available in the U.S. He also notes the vaccines cannot be mandatory under Title VII.
--A Las Vegas mother became infuriated after discovering that a substitute teacher from her son's 4th grade class taped the child's mask to his face in front of the class.
--Professor Vinay Prasad, who teaches epidemiology, says the cost of masking children outweighs any benefits.
--The Department of Homeland Security says they will increase the range of civil penalties that may be imposed upon individuals violating the federal mask mandate at airports, on commercial aircraft and in various modes of surface transportation.
--The Republican National Committee is planning to sue President Biden over his vaccine mandate.
|Sep 10, 2021