Starbucks Scraps Vaccine Mandate — Here’s How Large Companies Are Responding To Supreme Court Ruling

Topline Starbucks is reversing its vaccine mandate for employees following the Supreme Court decision halting President Joe Biden’s mandate for large employers, the company said in a message to employees, becoming one of the first major companies to walk back its plans to require shots. A Starbucks logo hangs in the window of one of…

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4th Vaccine Shot Likely ‘Not Good Enough’ To Protect Against Omicron, Israeli Researcher Says

Topline A fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose may provide only limited protection against infection from the omicron variant, an Israeli researcher studying the shots said Monday based on preliminary findings, as a number of countries roll out the extra booster shots to at-risk groups. Moshe Geva Rosso receives a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on…

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Many Americans ‘Frustrated’ With Biden After First Year—Approval Numbers Still Better Than Trump’s

Topline Nearly one year into Joe Biden’s presidency, half  of Americans report being frustrated with his performance and are unsatisfied with his handling of the economy, high inflation rates and the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a poll released Sunday from CBS News and YouGov.  U.S. President Joe Biden gives remarks on his administration’s response to…

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U.S. House panel subpoenas social media firms in Jan. 6 attack probe

Author of the article: Reuters Jan Wolfe and Sarah N. Lynch and Elizabeth Culliford WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Facebook parent Meta, Alphabet , Twitter and Reddit on Thursday, seeking information about how their platforms were used to help spread misinformation and violent…

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Supreme Court Fixes Transcript After Justices Come Under Fire For Covid Misinformation

Topline The Supreme Court revised the transcript of Friday’s oral arguments on the federal government’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates, after originally erroneously reporting Justice Neil Gorsuch claimed the flu kills “hundreds of thousands” annually, as both Gorsuch and Justice Sonia Sotomayor have been criticized for making false statements during the hearing. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch…

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CDC Finds Vaccinated People Rarely Die From Covid — Unless They Have Risk Factors

Topline Vaccinated Americans face an extremely low risk of dying from Covid-19 or developing severe illness, and most of those who do succumb to the disease have multiple underlying health conditions, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cast as evidence that vaccines work — but which recommends…

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U.S. Bought Almost 20 Million Guns Last Year — Second-Highest Year On Record

Topline Americans bought about 19.9 million firearms last year, down 12.5% from 2020, according to one industry estimate — but 2021 was still the industry’s second-busiest year on record, as politics and public health continue to drive interest in owning guns. A customer tries out a Remington 1911 with a silencer at Blue Ridge Arsenal…

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Gettr—Twitter-Like Right-Wing Platform—Claims User Surge After Plugs By Rogan, Marjorie Taylor Greene

Topline The right-wing social media platform Gettr is lauding what it says is a “disruption in the social media landscape” following Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s permanent ban from Twitter, with the website, led by a former Trump associate, claiming a boost in users after controversy-prone figures joined in response to Greene’s ban. Joe Rogan does…

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Omicron Variant Now Linked To 95% Of U.S. Covid Cases, CDC Estimates

Topline Nearly all new U.S. Covid-19 cases last week were linked to the omicron coronavirus variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, as the highly transmissible new strain has quickly overtaken the delta variant and sparked new surges nationwide. People wait in line for Covid-19 tests in lower Manhattan on December 23,…

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Florida Demands 30,000 Covid-19 Antibody Doses As Hospitals Across U.S. Scramble To Secure Life-Saving Treatment

Topline Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis demanded between 30,000 and 40,000 doses of Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatment Monday despite research showing that the only abundantly available treatments are ineffective against the omicron variant, which is surging in Florida. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center on … [+]…

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Americans Still Blame Trump For The Insurrection — And Think Democracy Is Under Threat, Polls Find

Topline As the U.S. nears the one-year anniversary of the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building, new polling finds a majority of Americans continue to blame former President Donald Trump for the insurrection and hold negative views of the rioters — and many believe the event could be a harbinger for more violence…

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What Is Mass Formation Psychosis? Robert Malone Makes Covid-19 Vaccine Claims On Joe Rogan Show

Joe Rogan, seen here during a UFC event, recently interviewed Robert Malone, MD, who used the term … [+] “mass formation psychosis” to describe what’s been happening in the U.S. in recent years.(Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) Getty Images A massive rock formation? A Massachusetts psychosis? No, a “mass formation psychosis” is the term that…

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