News Roundup & Comment

Date:  January 7, 2022
Host: Jim Schneider
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The “Round-Up” program is back from its holiday break.  Here’s a brief list of news stories noted by Jim:  

–The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning concerning OSHA’s mandate on businesses of 100 or more as well the mandate on hospitals and their workers that would be recipients of either Medicaid or Medicare funding.

–Hyperbole and overreach are two words that came to mind when thinking about how Democrats talked about the January 6, 2021, “insurrection”.

–VP Kamala Harris compared the Capitol breach of January 6th, 2021, to the attack on Pearl Harbor and to 9-11.

–During an interview in May of 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci began to refer to Chinese Commu…, only to backtrack and call them “…scientists.”  Was this a Freudian slip? 

–President Biden maintained that COVID-19 is an illness of those who refuse the vaccine, stating that those who have not received shots should be alarmed by the highly transmissible Omicron variant even as it rampages through the unvaccinated population.

–The phrase “fully vaccinated” is being replaced by “keeping your vaccinations up to date” according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

–Mayo Clinic confirms they’ve fired some 700 employees that would not comply with their policy to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday.

–A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Monday stopping the Department of Defense and the Biden Administration from punishing U.S. Navy Seals who objected to getting COVID vaccines on the grounds of religion.

–Acknowledging that the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has been overstated, New York Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul announced hospitals must now clarify that patients with COVID-19 came to the hospital due to symptoms of COVID-19 or because of another health issue.

–A class action lawsuit brought by a Staten Island real estate broker challenges New York City’s sweeping mandate that requires nearly all private sector businesses to ban workers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

–The U.S. Postal Service is asking for a temporary waiver from President Biden’s vaccine mandate, warning it could result in substantial harm to the beleaguered supply chain.

–The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s mRNA COVID booster shot for use in children as young as 12. 

–A German government report found more than 95% of reported cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the country were in vaccinated individuals.

–A recent study by Danish researchers found that after 90 days the COVID-19 vaccines will make you more likely to get infected from Omicron, not less.

–A highly influential Scotland newspaper asking its readers if the nation should follow Australia’s lead and begin introducing COVID internment camps.

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