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After Anti-Vax Summit, 7 Docs Fall Sick

One claimed he'd been taking ivermectin and 'never felt healthier'

(Newser) - At an anti-vaccine summit in Florida, where alternative treatments for COVID-19 were discussed, a 71-year-old cardiologist stood up and criticized his 97-year-old father for getting vaccinated. "He had been brainwashed" and "didn't tell me," Dr. Bruce Boros told attendees on Nov. 6, per the Guardian . "...

Thousands in LA Schools May Have to Enroll Elsewhere

44K students haven't proven they've had COVID vaccine, and mandate deadline looms

(Newser) - In the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-biggest school district in the US, nearly 80% of students look set to comply with its mandate requiring students ages 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID by Jan. 10, per district officials. On the flip side, that still leaves about...

Nazi Symbols Appear Outside Jewish Lawmaker's Office

New York protesters were speaking out against vaccine mandates

(Newser) - Anti-vaccine mandate protesters displayed a swastika and yellow Star of David outside the office of New York state lawmaker Jeffrey Dinowitz, who is Jewish, on Sunday. The protest, organized by Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, came after Dinowitz, a Democrat representing part of the Bronx, sponsored a bill in October...

Maori Tribe Wants Anti-Vaxxers to Stop Using Famous Haka

Ceremonial dance was performed by protesters in NZ capital last week

(Newser) - A Maori tribe in New Zealand wants anti-vaccine protesters to stop using its ceremonial dance immediately. The country's All Blacks national rugby team has permission from the Ngati Toa tribe to perform the Ka Mate haka before games, but no such permission was granted to protesters who performed the...

Doctor Against Vax Mandates Has Her Privileges Yanked

Houston Methodist says Dr. Mary Bowden has spread 'dangerous misinformation' on COVID

(Newser) - A Texas hospital has suspended the privileges of one of its doctors for airing her "dangerous" views on the coronavirus vaccine. Per KTRK , Houston Methodist announced Friday evening it had yanked privileges for ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Mary Bowden, who the hospital says had been "using...

They Reluctantly Get Vaxxed, Then Try to 'Detox' From It

Anti-vaxxers feeling forced by mandates are trying to 'reverse' their injections

(Newser) - As vaccine mandates continue to go into effect across the US, some who were initially resistant are caving. That's giving rise to a new group: those who reluctantly get vaccinated in order to keep working or go to school then try to "detox" from the vaccine. Per NBC...

Report: Emilio Estevez, Mighty Ducks Part Ways Over Vax

Actor reportedly won't be back for Disney+ show after not complying with vaccine mandate

(Newser) - If you're eagerly awaiting the next season of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, recently renewed for a second installation on Disney+, be aware there's apparently one big casting cut. Yahoo Entertainment reports that Emilio Estevez won't be reprising his role as coach Gordon Bombay, which he also...

DeSantis to Anti-Vax Cops: We'll Give You $5K to Move Here

Governor hopes to sign legislation that would offer bonus to relocating officers resisting vax mandates

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis has an offer for police officers around the country: If you don't want to get vaccinated and may have to leave your job because of it, his state has a place for you. The Florida governor appeared on Fox News on Sunday, telling host Maria Bartiromo that...

YouTube Makes Big Move on Anti-Vaccine Content

Ban now covers false claims on all vaccines

(Newser) - YouTube is cracking down on medical misinformation—especially anti-vaccine content. In a blog post Wednesday, the platform said it is expanding a ban on false claims about COVID vaccines to cover other vaccines. YouTube said the ban includes content that "falsely alleges that approved vaccines are dangerous and cause...

Boy Wanting to See Sick Grandma Wins Vaccine Fight in Court

12-year-old Dutch boy's dad didn't want him to get it; a judge ruled in favor of the boy

(Newser) - A tween in the Netherlands who wanted to see his sick grandma knew it would be safer for her if he got his COVID shot first, but his father refused to let him get vaccinated. So the boy took matters into his own hands—and took his dad to court....

About to Go on Ventilator, Bride-to-Be Asked for Vaccine

Samantha Wendell, who'd delayed vaccination over fertility concerns, died Sept. 10

(Newser) - Another US woman afraid to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear that it would affect her fertility has died of the disease. Samantha Wendell, a 29-year-old surgical technician from Grand Rivers, Ky., was laid to rest earlier this month in a ceremony at an Illinois church where she'd...

Mom of 5 Died After Giving Birth. Weeks Later, the Dad Died, Too
Mom and Dad
of 5, Including
Newborn, Die
of COVID
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Mom and Dad of 5, Including Newborn, Die of COVID

Daniel and Davy Macias' children, all ages 7 and under, are now being cared for by grandparents

(Newser) - A California middle school teacher and his wife, a San Bernardino nurse, were looking forward to the arrival of their fifth child earlier this year. Their family's story has now come to a doubly terrible end, after Daniel Macias, 39, died Thursday of COVID—just two weeks after his...

Obituary: The Unvaccinated Cost Grandma Her Life

Candace Ayers, who died of COVID-19, was frustrated by vaccine hesitancy

(Newser) - The family of a fully vaccinated grandmother who died from COVID-19 is urging unvaccinated people across the country to get the shot, if not to protect themselves, then to protect someone else. "She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others infected with COVID-19. She was...

Another Right-Wing Radio Host Who Mocked COVID Dies

Colo.'s Bob Enyart, who railed against vaccines and masks, has succumbed to coronavirus

(Newser) - Yet another conservative radio host has joined the growing lineup of COVID-19 skeptics who have succumbed to the disease. Colorado's Bob Enyart, whom 9News describes as a "self-proclaimed 'right-wing religious fanatic'" who railed against vaccines and face masks, has died from coronavirus. The news was confirmed...

New CDC Research Bolsters Support for COVID Vaccines
Unvaccinated
Far More Likely
to Die of COVID

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Unvaccinated Far More Likely to Die of COVID

Moderna 'moderately' more effective at preventing hospitalization, but all 3 get thumbs-up overall

(Newser) - President Biden is getting pushback , mostly from GOP circles, on the sweeping vaccine mandates his administration put into place this week, but new CDC research may help nudge the vaccine-hesitant into getting their shots without any further directive. Per the Washington Post , the three new studies published Friday "highlight...

Unvaccinated Delta Workers to Pay $200 Monthly Charge

That's a health insurance surcharge

(Newser) - Delta employees don't have to be vaccinated like United employees do , but those who aren't will have to jump through some hoops. Specifically:
  • The company on Wednesday announced that as of today, unvaccinated employees will have to be masked in Delta's offices.
  • As of Sept. 12, unvaccinated
...

Phil Valentine Regretted Vaccine Skepticism Prior to Death

Conservative talk radio host died of COVID

(Newser) - An outspoken nationally syndicated conservative radio show host who openly expressed skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine has died following a battle with COVID-19. Per WKRN , Phil Valentine's death was announced Saturday afternoon by his station in Tennessee, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN—the same platform the 61-year-old once used to...

Cardinal Known for Vaccine Misinfo on Ventilator With COVID

Raymond Burke, ex-archbishop of St. Louis, put on oxygen support just days after testing positive

(Newser) - A former archbishop of St. Louis who's publicly expressed wariness about the coronavirus vaccine has been placed on a ventilator, just days after he announced he had the virus. "I wish to inform you that I have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus," Cardinal Raymond Burke...

Tom Hanks' Son Doubles Down on Anti-Vax Stance

'There's more evidence for UFOs being real than that vaccine being healthy for you,' says Chet Hanks

(Newser) - The rapper son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, some of the first celebrities diagnosed and then hospitalized with COVID-19 last year, says he's fine without the vaccine, thank you very much. Chet Hanks—whose rap name is Chet Hanx—was derided Tuesday after posting a video on Instagram,...

Anti-Vaccine Protesters Try to Storm Building BBC Left in 2013

They found their way to the broadcaster's current headquarters hours later

(Newser) - Anti-vaccine protesters angry about the BBC's coverage of the pandemic clashed with police officers as they attempted to storm a television building in west London Monday. But they had apparently failed to do their research—the broadcasters moved its news coverage and almost all other operations out of Television...

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