Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country – about 13% of the force – have not gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard soldiers have until Thursday to get the vaccine. According to data obtained by The Associated Press, between 20% to 30% of Guard members in six states are not vaccinated, and more than 10% in 43 other states still need shots.
An absurd COVID-19 bill by radical leftist Road Island Senator Samuel W. Bell says that residents who refuse the vaccine and its booster shots are subjected to fines and pay more income tax unless they receive an exemption.
The federal rule that requires air travelers to wear face masks, which the Transportation Security Administration first imposed more than a year ago, was scheduled to expire this Friday. But the TSA extended the requirement for at least another month, for reasons that are even harder to understand than the original rationale for the mask mandate.
Federal Court Expands Injunction Against Military Vaccine Mandate to Include All U.S. Navy Personnel
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas today expanded a lawsuit, and the preliminary injunction it issued in January in favor of dozens of Navy SEALs, stopping the Department of Defense from punishing any Navy personnel who have religious objections to the Department’s vaccine mandate. The class action and classwide injunction protect every U.S. Navy service member who requested a religious accommodation from the vaccine mandate.
A nun, who is also a board-certified surgeon and retired U.S. Army colonel, has sued the District of Columbia for refusing to grant her a religious exemption to the city’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
According to Voice of San Diego, regulators from the DSS isolated children as young as 1 to interview them about the school's masking policies. Parents are understandably upset by the state's action.
A judge cleared a father from Rochester, New York, who was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing last spring for not wearing a mask at this son’s outdoor baseball game while he was social distancing. Chad Hummel, an attorney, was facing up to 90 days in jail and professional licensing consequences; he was acquitted last week after a four-hour bench trial before Judge Joseph J. Valentino.
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo on Monday announced that his state health department will be the first to recommend against the COVID-19 vaccine for healthy children.
Calling suspending children for not wearing masks “unreasonable, heavy-handed, and simply harsh,” a Loudoun County judge issued an order Wednesday evening that Loudoun County Public Schools must allow children to attend school without a mask starting Thursday.
In a decisive victory for parental rights, a Loudoun County, VA, judge ended a pattern of genuinely appalling behavior by the Loudoun Country School Board. Enforcing a mask mandate against state Executive Order, the board has been responsible for suspending and shaming students, placing them in solitary confinement, and imposing all manner of strict penalties on students and parents.