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FILE - People wear face masks at an outdoor mall with closed business amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles on June 11, 2021. During earlier surges of the COVID-19 pandemic, some governors ordered business closures, issued mask mandates and required vaccines in certain settings. Some even required quarantines for out-of-state travelers. No more. The record-shattering caseload of the omicron surge has been met with a collective shrug by most governors, who are displaying little appetite for widespread public orders or shutdowns. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Oxfam calls on govt. to impose 99% one-time tax on rich

An anti-poverty organization calls for the government to impose a one-time tax on the world’s billionaires to fund COVID-19 vaccines. On Monday, Oxfam called for a 99 percent tax on the world’s richest, suggesting the money be used to fund the production of vaccines for the poor.