BUSINESS INSIDER – As Republican lawmakers rage against President Joe Biden's sweeping vaccine mandates, the Associated Press reported that religious exemptions are becoming more widely used as a "loophole" to avoid getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
But a Trump-loving preacher at a Texas megachurch has decreed that there is "no credible religious argument" for turning down a shot, the Associated Press said.
The Rev. Robert Jeffress, a pastor at the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, told...
(CNN) The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has apologized to Austrian climber Johanna Farber after inappropriate images of her were broadcast during the World Championships in Moscow.
Multiple media outlets reported that the event's broadcaster aired a close-up replay of Farber's bottom during the boulder semifinals last week, prompting the sport's governing body to post an apology.
"The IFSC condemns the objectification of the human body and will take further action in order for it...
THE NEW YORK TIMES – New information emerged on Saturday about a brawl outside a popular Italian restaurant in Manhattan that raises questions about initial accounts of the altercation.
Police said they arrested three women from Texas after they attacked a hostess who had asked them to provide proof of their vaccination status.
In a statement on Thursday, the police said that they had responded to an assault in front of Carmine’s on the Upper West...
KAISER HEALTH NEWS – The test results that hot day in early August shouldn’t have surprised me — all the symptoms were there.
A few days earlier, fatigue had enveloped me like a weighted blanket. I chalked it up to my weekend of travel. Next, a headache clamped down on the back of my skull. Then my eyeballs started to ache. And soon enough, everything tasted like nothing.
As a reporter who’s covered the coronavirus...
SHOTS HEALTH NEWS – Through July and August, Julie Smith watched her husband Jeffrey get worse and worse from COVID-19. In early July, the healthy, 51-year-old outdoorsman had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Within a week, he was admitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital near their home, in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The hospital treated him with antiviral drugs, convalescent plasma and steroids, but he continued to decline. Weeks later he...
A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court's recent inaction on Texas' extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue.
BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW – Some Kentucky health systems have fired employees who did not comply with their workplace's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
By the end of the day Sept. 15, the requirement deadline, Morehead-based St. Claire HealthCare had fired 23 employees for noncompliance, hospital spokesperson Amy Riddle confirmed to Becker's.
St. Claire announced its vaccine policy on Aug. 4. At that time, more than 70 percent of the health system's workforce was...
A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden's plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the extra vaccine dose only for those who are age 65 or older or who run a high risk of severe disease.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said her government would help Texas women who want an abortion, but can’t get one because of the state’s new pro-life law, to travel to New York, which she called an abortion “safe harbor.”
The rate of breakthrough cases in fully vaccinated individuals was below 1%, and hospitalisation rates in this group ranged from 0 – 0.6%. In contrast, more than 90% of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths occurred among those who were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
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