June 25, 2022

CDC Director Hints Masking May End but Will Resume if Cases Increase

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky hinted Wednesday that masking may end but will resume if rising infections prevent President Biden from shutting down the virus. Walensky said a key factor in changing the mask guidance is the hospitalization rate, though the science of transmission has not changed since the beginning of the pandemic.…

Newsguard Defends NPR After Fake News Supreme Court Masking Story

NewsGuard, the establishment “news rating” project that claims to fight untrustworthy media outlets, is cautiously defending NPR as the establishment media outlet continues to claim that U.S. Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonya Sotomayor are at odds over masks, even after a statement from both Justices and Chief Justice John Roberts debunking the story.…

Virginia Public Schools Attempt to Defy Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Doubling Down on Masking Rules

Public schools in Virginia are doubling down on their mask rules in light of a slew of executive orders signed by newly sworn-in Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R), asserting they will “continue to require all individuals to wear masks.” Over the weekend, Youngkin signed nine executive orders and two executive directives at the Virginia State…

6th Circuit Court Rules Against Biden Administration in OSHA Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has denied the federal government’s motion to transfer the lawsuit challenging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirement to a different court, while also rejecting a White House bid to dissolve a stay on the mandate, delivering a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts…

Air Pollution Agency Issues Violations to LA County and Companies Over Stench in Carson

LOS ANGELES—The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued violation notices to Los Angeles County and four companies following a probe into a noxious smell coming from decaying organic material in the Dominguez Channel, the agency announced Dec. 3. Thousands of residents from Carson, West Carson, and portions of Gardena, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Wilmington,…

Rome Reinstates Outdoor Masking Despite Huge Drop in Coronavirus Cases

ROME — The city of Rome has reinstated its draconian outdoor mask mandate despite remarkably positive coronavirus data compared to last December. As of Saturday, December 4, people must wear a mask in all of Rome’s major piazzas and shopping streets, including, for example, the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna, Via del Corso, and…

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