Sunday, March 14, 2021

New CDC report shows that mask mandates only lowered COVID-19 cases and deaths by 1.32% during the first 100 days after the mask policy was implemented:"For about a year now, we’ve been told to mask up to slow the spread of coronavirus around the country. In 2020, 39 states and the District of Columbia (DC) issued mandatory mask mandates. However, a new report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the mask mandates were not as effective as everyone had hoped."

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Friday, March 5, 2021

 SoCal nurse who got COVID-19 after vaccination urges others to still get the vaccine, March 2, 2021:"A Southern California nurse who got COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated is coming forward to share her story. She wants people to know that even though she got sick, the vaccine works."

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

 Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Thursday that his state would soon be making significant reductions to restrictions that the state implemented in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

“Most of the changes will go into effect on March 19, with several more coming down the line over the following two weeks,” the Hartford Courant reported. “The decision comes as President Joe Biden warns states not to move fast on reopening. Lamont said the decision was a result of Connecticut’s dropping COVID-19 metrics.”

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 'The last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking': Biden responds to decision to end mask mandate in Texas:“And the last thing, the last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it," said Biden. "It still matters...It’s critical, critical, critical, critical that they follow the science."

During his announcement Tuesday, Abbott acknowledged that COVID-19 has not disappeared, but said that based on recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices, state mandates aren't needed."

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 Lawmakers (Kansas) introduce bill that would block employers from requiring vaccines against COVID-19, other diseases:"Lawmakers are considering a move to bar employers from mandating vaccinations, an effort that experts believe has its roots in the anti-vaccine movement and comes as millions of Americans are getting inoculated against COVID-19.

Nursing home facilities in other states have required employees to get the vaccine because of their work with high-risk individuals, although there are no confirmed reports of workplaces taking that step in Kansas."

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