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.
–Liberty Counsel says that since Maine and New York have terminated countless heath care workers due to the unlawful COVID shot mandates, the two governors have now activated members of the National Guard to help alleviate the shortages at hospitals and health care facilities.
–Elementary school students in Portland, Oregon, were filmed eating lunch outside, socially distancing in cold temperatures, allegedly to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
–A 4 year old British boy developed hypothermia after his school isolated him outside in a shed due to a mild cold that was suspected of being COVID.
–Between teacher shortages and burnout, schools are struggling, which is now putting parents in tough situations.
–Officials at a Massachusetts high school that became the first in the state to lift the universal mask mandate, said even some initial skeptics were surprised by the success, finding no evidence of any COVID-19 transmission after a 3 week trial.
–Elon Musk predicts chips will be implanted in human brains during 2022.