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Iowa Gov. Defends Rescinding Mask Mandate: ‘Iowans Know What to Do’

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds defended her decision to revoke the state’s mask mandate, saying she trusts that Iowans “know what to do.” Reynolds rescinded the mandate last Friday after expressing her confidence in Iowans’ ability to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus independently. She also cited falling case numbers as...

DeSantis, Rubio Rip Biden Ahead of Possible Fla. Travel Ban Over Virus ‘Mutations’

Florida officials slammed the Biden administration after it was reported that the White House is considering restricting domestic travel to the Sunshine State, due to a rise in variant coronavirus cases in the state. The Miami Herald reported on Wednesday that Biden’s health officials are seriously thinking about restricting travel...

Johnson & Johnson Asks Regulators to Clear Single-Dose COVID Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson asked U.S. regulators Thursday to clear the world’s first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, an easier-to-use option that could boost scarce supplies. J&J’s vaccine was safe and offered strong protection against moderate to severe COVID-19, according to preliminary results from a massive international study. It didn’t appear quite as strong...

Wisconsin Legislature Repeals Statewide Mask Mandate; Governor Issues New Order

UPDATE VIA AP: Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide mask order on Thursday, an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate. The Democrat Evers said in a video message that his priority is keeping people safe and that wearing a mask was the most basic...

FAUCI: Don’t Let Super Bowl Parties Become Super Spreaders

(Headline USA) The nation's top infectious disease expert doesn't want the Super Bowl to turn into a super spreader. Dr. Anthony Fauci, says when it comes to Super Bowl parties during the pandemic, people should “just lay low and cool it.” He said during TV interviews Wednesday that now isn’t the time...

With Biden Now Installed, Dems Pressure Schools to Reopen, but Unions Remain Opposed

(Headline USA) One of the political boons that Democrat politicians hoped to gain from their coronavirus-inspired lockdowns was to inflict maximum suffering on voters who would blame then-President Donald Trump. But with Trump out of office, they are now the ones facing the heat from outraged voters in areas that...

Democrats Push Bill to Label Racism a ‘Public Health Crisis’

Three Democrats reintroduced a bill this week that would label racism a nationwide public health crisis. The bill, titled Anti-Racism in the Public Health Act, was introduced last year by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., along with Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Barbara Lee, D-Calif. If passed, it would establish two new...

Fauci Now Says There’s ‘No Evidence’ to Support Double-Masking

Dr. Anthony Fauci said there is no evidence that shows two masks are more effective against the coronavirus than one, despite claiming otherwise last week. Last week, Fauci argued wearing two masks instead of just one “makes common sense.” When asked whether double-masking would make a significant difference in preventing the...

Oregon 1st state to Decriminalize Possession of Hard Drugs

(Headline USA) Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs as a ballot measure that decriminalized them took effect on Monday. Instead, those found in possession would face a $100 fine or a health assessment that could...

House Democrat Tests Positive For COVID After Receiving Both Vaccine Doses

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., announced on Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 even after receiving both doses of the Pfizer vaccine. In a statement, Lynch spokeswoman Molly Rose Tarpey explained the congressman came into contact with a staff member who had tested positive for the virus earlier last...

US Pauses Plan to Give Virus Vaccine to Gitmo Prisoners Ahead of Needy Elderly

(Headline USA) The U.S. is backing off for now on a plan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the 40 prisoners held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Biden administration has been widely criticized for the plan to administer the shots to enemies of the country ahead of citizens...

CDC: Face Masks Mandatory for All Public Transportation; Breathing Freely Now Illegal

(Headline USA) Travelers on airplanes and public transportation like buses and subways will be required to wear face masks starting next week. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a mask-wearing rule late Friday that builds on an order announced Jan. 21 by Joe Biden. The rule "will protect...
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