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Federal judge ends President Biden’s mask mandate on planes, trains and other public transportation

A federal judge on Monday struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for planes, airports, trains and other public transportation. A lawsuit was filed last July by two individuals along with the Health Freedom Defense Fund. The suit named the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and various government officials as defendants, seeking a declaratory […]

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CDC says cloth masks are least effective, N95 masks provide the ‘highest protection’

The CDC updated their guidance Friday and acknowledged for the first time that cloth masks provide the least protection against COVID-19, while N95s provide the most protection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday updated their public guidance on masks, saying the updates “reflect the science on masking, including what we have […]

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks President Biden, OSHA’s vaccine-or-testing mandate for private businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Biden’s OSHA-backed vaccine-or-testing mandate for private businesses. The court issued its ruling, saying that OSHA lacked the authority to impose the mandate. Three of the nine justices issued a dissenting opinion. The conservative justices said that 84 million Americans being ordered to either obtain a COVID–19 vaccine […]

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Officials warn that older phones, other devices may stop operating in 2022 when 3G network service is shut down

Federal officials are warning consumers that 3G network service is being retired in 2022 and it may cause older phones, medical alert devices and other systems to stop operating. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that mobile carriers will be shutting down their 3G networks, which rely on older technology, to make room for more […]

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Appeals court allows President Biden’s vaccine, testing mandate to be reinstated for private businesses

A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated President Joe Biden’s vaccine and testing mandate for large employers in the United States after the mandate was blocked by another court. In early November, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more […]

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Federal court extends block on Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses

A federal appeals court on Friday extended their block on President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large employers in the United States, saying the rule “grossly exceeds” OSHA’s authority. Last Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more than […]

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Federal court temporarily halts Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses

A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large employers in the United States, saying there are “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with it. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more than […]

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Millions of Illinois private-sector employees have until Jan. 4 to get COVID-19 vaccine or face weekly testing

(The Center Square) – Large employers in Illinois, and across the country, have until January 4 for their employees to comply with President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate or face weekly testing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more […]

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CDC gives official approval for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

The CDC gave their official sign-off for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old, allowing the age group to begin receiving the vaccine immediately. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation. The CDC said there are approximately 28 million children in the United States […]