De Gascun: Covid-19 cases ‘will increase as restrictions ease’, but vaccines are effective

COVID-19 CASE numbers are likely to increase as restrictions ease, but this does not mean the vaccines are not effective, Dr Cillian De Gascun has said.  In a Twitter thread last night, the Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory said that the vaccines are not sufficiently effective, on their own, to suppressing or eliminating … Read more

First Dose Deadline Arrives For Philadelphia’s Nursing Home Workers

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than 1,300 jobs are on the line as the deadline arrives for Philadelphia nursing home workers to be partially vaccinated. Those workers must get their first dose of the COVID vaccine Friday if they want to stay employed. Right now, about 15% of the city’s 9,000 nursing home employees are not … Read more

‘I know the consequences’: Benched NBA star Kyrie Irving defends vax stance

Australian-born NBA star Kyrie Irving says he accepts he could lose millions of dollars for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Key points: Kyrie Irving says he won’t give up his “passion” because of New York’s vaccine mandate New York City rules say he must get the jab to play or train with the Nets Nets … Read more

Biden Says While COVID Cases Are Declining ‘Now Is Not The Time To Let Up’

President Joe Biden said that while the U.S. has made “important progress” in battling COVID-19, the country still has to “do more” to reduce the virus’s spread and “put this pandemic behind us.” In a press conference from the White House, Biden touted the declining COVID-19 cases and mounting vaccinations across the country, saying that … Read more

General Motors Canada announces it will require all workers to be fully vaccinated by December

General Motors Canada says its employees have two months to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In a statement released Thursday, the company said that all personnel, including visitors, at General Motors facilities across Canada must have two doses of a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine as of Dec. 12. “We are joining many other companies, from multiple … Read more

‘Super Majority’: 85% of NYC Adults Have Received at Least 1st Dose of COVID Vaccine

What to Know New York City is set to reach a milestone Thursday, as six million New Yorkers will have received at least the first dose of a COVID vaccine — a staggering 85 percent. Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to encourage those who have not gotten vaccinated to do so. At the rate the … Read more