Dr. Anthony Fauci said it was too early to tell whether Americans should avoid Christmas gatherings. During an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, the White House Chief Medical Advisor said he was unsure if gatherings should be limited during the holidays amid an uptick in cases.
Workers in Chicago could see backlash for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) threatened workers who defied the vaccine mandate.
More major American airlines have issued new mandates for their employees to get vaccinated. Reports on Friday said American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue each announced new vaccine requirements while citing requirements by the Biden administration for companies with government contracts to have their employees vaccinated.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied a request by New York City teachers to stop a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for their profession. The Obama appointee blocked the request made public school educators on Friday.
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding the state’s school mask mandate. The court agreed on Friday to schedule opening arguments for next month after Attorney General Mark Brnovich appealed the state’s recent ruling on mask mandates, which was immediately bypassed to the Court of Appeals.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced a mandate requiring all eligible students be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in-person classes. In a first in the nation move, Newsom announced the mandate on Friday.
New coronavirus cases have fallen by 20 percent in the past week. According to CDC data, the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday was at 107,600 compared with 128,700 the week prior. Deaths have also fallen with the CDC reporting a seven-day average of just over 1,400.
United Airlines is set to fire nearly 600 of its employees who are choosing not to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The airline announced its vaccine mandate in August, in turn, forcing all employees to get vaccinated by September 27 or face termination.
General Michael Flynn led the Health & Freedom Conference in Colorado Springs and experts broke down what they say are the effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s part of that conversation.