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United Airlines Employees Sue Company Over Its ‘Draconian’ COVID Vaccine Mandate

Fox Business reported:

United Airlines employees have filed a lawsuit against the airline over its coronavirus vaccine mandate.

United in August said that more than half of its 67,000 U.S.-based employees who weren’t vaccinated in August would be required to get the vaccine by Sept. 27, but made an exception for those with medical and religious reasons, which employees argue has not been the case.

The six employee plaintiffs say United Airlines has failed to approve accommodation requests regarding the vaccine and instead offered six years of unpaid leave for those wishing not to get the vaccine.

Vaccine Mandates for NYC Teachers, State Healthcare Workers Head to Court

CBS New York reported:

A court hearing Wednesday could affect thousands of teachers and healthcare workers.

A decision should come soon on whether they must get vaccinated to keep their jobs, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported.

In separate court rulings, judges temporarily halted the mandatory vaccines. But that could change Wednesday.

Apple Wallet Is Getting Verifiable COVID Vaccination Cards

Yahoo!Finance reported:

There’s a real chance you’ll need proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain venues, and Apple is hoping it can save you the hassle of digging up an email or carrying a physical card in your pocket.

The company is bringing verifiable COVID-19 vaccination cards to Wallet as part of a future iPhone software update. The feature will take advantage of the international SMART Health Cards standard (already in use in several states) to produce proof of vaccination, sign it with a private key and create a public key to verify your info.

The just-released iOS 15 already lets you store verifiable vaccination and test results in the Health app using the same standard. You’ll receive your records through QR codes, downloadable files or healthcare providers who use Health Records on iPhone.

Report: 700-Plus Bills Fans Utilized Refund After COVID Vaccine Mandate

MSN reported:

Prior to the season, rules stated people only had to wear masks in the concourse and indoors at Highmark Stadium. At seats, no masks were required.

After video surfaced with most attendees not doing so, rules changed. Now fans must be vaccinated, at least partially, for a few weeks and then have to be considered fully vaccinated with both shots by Oct. 31 in order to attend games.

If fans chose not to do so, they had a limited window to get a full refund on their season tickets. According to the team’s radio partner WGR-550, 762 total fans have decided to do so.

A North Carolina-Based Healthcare System Has Suspended Hundreds of Employees for Not Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

CNN reported:

A North Carolina-based healthcare provider announced Tuesday it has suspended hundreds of employees for not meeting the company’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

Novant Health says employees, by now, must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or applied for — and received — a medical or religious exemption.

Those that hadn’t — about 375 workers across 15 hospitals and hundreds of clinics and outpatient facilities — are now suspended.

The Oversight Board Wants Facebook to Explain Its Controversial Rules for VIPs

Engadget reported:

The Oversight Board is pushing Facebook to provide more information on its controversial “cross-check” system, following a report that the company has allowed celebrities, politicians and other public figures to break its rules.

“In light of recent developments, we are looking into the degree to which Facebook has been fully forthcoming in its responses in relation to cross-check, including the practice of whitelisting,” the board said in a statement.

“We expect to receive a briefing from Facebook in the coming days and will be reporting what we hear from this as part of our first release of quarterly transparency reports which we will publish in October.”

Do We Need Vaccine Exemption Boards?

STAT reported:

When I was a senior in college, the U.S. government tried to draft me — and thousands of other young men like me — into the armed forces. The war in Vietnam was being fought with an army of conscripts.

The situation I faced is similar to the one facing many people today who are being told that their government wants them to get vaccinated to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. And the responses to vaccine mandates parallel those I and 171,000 conscientious objectors faced 50 years ago.

Gov. Whitmer Agrees: No Mask Mandates in Schools and No Vaccine Passports in Michigan

Fox News reported:

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state legislature have agreed on a budget proposal that includes language banning health officials from enforcing mask mandates in schools and preventing state public agencies from enforcing vaccines on employees or customers.

“The director or local health officer shall not issue or enforce any orders or other directives that require an individual in this state who is under the age of 18 to wear a face mask or face covering,” the 1,000-page budget states in one section.

Tired of Woke Politics, COVID Vaccine Mandates? There’s a New Job Site for You

Fox Business reported:

A police officer who doesn’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A school teacher who doesn’t want to teach critical race theory. A corporate executive who doesn’t agree with pushing woke culture.

Those are descriptions of workers who have reached out to Red Balloon, a new job board offering postings from companies promising their employees will be “free to work” without the fear of losing their jobs due to medical dictates or political drama.

Universities Force Choices on COVID Vaccine Mixing

Axios reported:

On Monday, the Biden administration said it would lift travel restrictions starting in November, for travelers from 33 countries who are fully vaccinated. That means that the U.S. will let in people who have received vaccines that aren’t yet authorized here in the U.S. by the FDA, like the AstraZeneca vaccine.

But for international students who are coming here to study, that may not be the case.