COVID-19 and the related vaccines highlighted this week’s broadcast. Here’s a sample of stories that were covered:
–Jim presented audio of a very intense Senate hearing exchange between Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci over the issue of gain of function research.
–President Biden claims that the unvaccinated are killing others.
–A lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging that Facebook is colluding with the White House to censor opinions that they find problematic, especially when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.
–Amy Klobuchar has introduced new legislation to hold social media platforms accountable for health related misinformation during public health emergencies.
–The President himself gave out misinformation at a town hall event on July 21st. He stated that you can’t get COVID if you’ve been vaccinated.
–Jim presented a compilation of audio clips of President Biden and VP Kamala Harris showing how they are the ones that originated vaccine hesitancy.
–A physicians group believes the home vaccine visits to encourage people to get the vaccines are unconstitutional and unethical.
–The inventor of MRNA technology behind at least two of the vaccines expressed grave concern regarding a trend where the most vaccinated nations in the world are experiencing surges in COVID-19 cases while the least vaccinated nations are not.
–L.A. County Sheriff says his department will not be enforcing the county’s indoor mask mandate which was reimposed this week after a surge in COVID-19 cases.
–The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that all children over the age of 2 should be wearing masks when heading back to school regardless of vaccination status.
–Fed up New York parents are demanding no masks in the classroom when school reopens, calling the coverings cruel, needless and detrimental to learning.
–America’s Frontline Doctors filed a motion July 19th seeking immediate injunctive relief to stop the emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for 3 groups of Americans.
–Pfizer, the only company with an improved COVID-19 shot for people ages 12-17 in the U.S., announced in May that it requested emergency use authorization to vaccinate children under 12.
–A father of 3 young children has been denied a kidney transplant by UMass Memorial Health Center unless he agrees to take COVID-19 shots before the surgery.
–Beto O’Rourke raises money for Democrats who fled from their responsibilities on the House floor in Texas.