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.
–Jim provided audio from a Maryland pastor who is using the COVID-19 shot as a metaphor for the Holy Spirit.
–Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill making them the second state to repeal HIV criminalization laws.
–The Republican head of the Wisconsin Assembly Elections Committee said Monday that she will ensure there’s a comprehensive forensic examination of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election at the same time the state’s non-partisan audit bureau conducts a review.
–Auditors in Arizona’s largest county on Wednesday finished a third count of ballots and will shift to compiling a draft report on the audit results.