In case you missed it: Headlines 10/20/21

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

Biden scales back $2T plan: free community college unlikely

Congress:

Senate to vote on major voting rights bill that Republicans promise to block

The legislation has strong Democratic support but lacks the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.

#KillTheFillibuster

Great quote from last night’s committee vote:

Breaking News:

In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to people who have heard Manchin discuss this. Manchin has said that if this were to happen, he would declare himself an “American Independent.” And he has devised a detailed exit strategy for his departure.

Mother Jones:

Another Hostage Taker:

COVID-19/COVIDIOTS:

Fox News’s Neil Cavuto tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case

FDA expected to allow ‘mix and match’ for Covid-19 vaccine boosters

Two sources confirmed reporting that the federal agency plans to allow using a different vaccine type from the one used in initial doses.

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

21 Chicago cops put on ‘no pay status’ in vaccine standoff

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Tuesday that 21 officers have been placed on “no pay status” for refusing to comply with the city’s order to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Supreme Court won’t block Maine order requiring vaccines for health care workers

Health care workers are contesting Gov. Janet Mills’ order because it does not include a religious exemption.

Puerto Rico leads nation in Covid-19 vaccinations, White House says

At least 72 percent of Puerto Rico residents are fully vaccinated, surpassing Vermont and Guam, which also have high Covid-19 vaccination rates, according to NBC News’ tally. (MAGAts fail).

Should’ve Listened to Dr. Fauci Instead of an Illiterate, Ignorant, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:

Millions of people are vaccinated—less than 8,000 of them have died from the virus

The chances of dying from COVID-19 post-vaccination are extremely slim.

As of October 12, 2021, more than 187 million people have been vaccinated. The number of deaths from COVID in vaccinated people sits around 7,000, meaning there’s about a 0.004 percent chance of death by COVID if you’ve been vaccinated. And even within that tiny percent, 85 percent of them are in the older than 65 age range. According to a recent CDC report, vaccinated people were, on average, five times less likely to get infected with COVID-19 and if they did get infected, vaccinated folks were 10 times less likely to be hospitalized or die from the novel virus compared to people who were not vaccinated.  

In-N-Out Burger closed in San Francisco for refusing to check patrons‘ vaccination status

Southwest Airlines will keep workers on the jobs who apply for vaccination exemptions

“While we intend to grant all valid requests for accommodations, in the event a request is not granted, the company will provide adequate time for an employee to become fully vaccinated while continuing to work and adhering to safety protocols,” King said.

American Airlines said Tuesday that workers who are granted medical or religious exemptions will probably have to wear face masks and undergo regular testing, but the airline is still working on details.

Southwest and American are both based in Texas, where the Republican governor has ordered businesses not to require employees or customers to be vaccinated. Both say they will comply with President Joe Biden’s federal mandate that contractors require vaccination, which they believe has legal priority over state orders.

How To Trigger an Illiterate, Ignorant, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt: Point out he left out the accurate parts of the issues he didn’t like.

Lessons Learned: Don’t be a ‘stumbling block.’ Quit listening to Illiterate, Ignorant, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAts. They’re wrong 99.999% of the time and can get you killed.

The American Taliban/White ISIS/Wing Nuts/MAGAts/GUNZ!:

Deflect, deflect, yell, act like a lunatic:

State News:

Racism declared a New York City public health crisis

The New York City Board of Health’s resolution aims to recognize “this crisis and demand action,” said Dr. David A. Chokshi, the chair of the board.

Thomas Jefferson statue to be removed from New York City Hall

The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously to remove the statue from the council chamber before 2022.

Ohio’s Finest:

Republican lawmakers in Ohio unveil bill prohibiting transgender kids from beginning transition

Other News:

Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test

Don’t Be a ‘Stumbling Block:’

Judge to rule soon in Boardman mask policy lawsuit; hearing in January

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