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The White House has announced Pres. Joe Biden's 6-pronged strategy to combat surging cases of Covid-19 Delta and Mu variants on Thursday.

Biden will require all 2.3 million federal workers to get vaccinated - with limited exemptions and no option for testing.

Biden signed an executive order forcing all federal employees and contractors to get the vaccine. They will have 75 days to get vaccinated with few exceptions.

Federal workers were previously allowed to take a Covid-19 test if they refused a vaccine. That option is now off the table.

"There will be limited exceptions for legally recognized reasons disability or religious objections," Whit House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday.

Biden's plan will disregard people who previously contracted Covid-19.

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Biden will speak to the nation from the White House at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday.

He will address the six areas where Covid-19 mandates can be tightened for federal employees and contractors.

Psaki said anyone who "fails to comply, will go through the standard HR process, which includes counseling and face disciplinary action."

"Obviously the federal workforce is one of the largest in the country and we would like to be a model to what we think other businesses, organizations should do. The expectation is that if you want to work with federal government or be a contractor, you need to be vaccinated unless you are eligible for one of the exemptions."

Biden is pressuring states to push vaccinations in populations where vaccination rates are low.

However, some southern states such as Florida and Texas are pushing back.

About 70% of Black people are unvaccinated.

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The National Football League has canceled Grammy winner Victory Boyd's National Anthem performance over her vaccination status.

Boyd refused to take the coronavirus vaccine citing religious reasons, according to reports.

She will not receive $20,000 the NFL pays for performing the National Anthem.

In an email to Boyd's father and manager, John Boyd, obtained by The Epoch Times, NFL Senior Director for Media and Entertainment Events Seth Dudowsky said that her refusal to get the vaccine made her ineligible to perform the National Anthem.

"As I understand that Victory will not be fully vaccinated by the time of the Kickoff game, she would not have been able to comply with the terms of the Game Day Field Access Policy. And as a result, we, unfortunately, will not be able to invite Victoria to perform the national anthem at this year’s Kickoff game."

In the email, Dudowsky repeated the NFL's policy that all "individuals accessing the playing field and surrounding sideline areas" be fully vaccinated.

"Under the Policy, 'fully vaccinated' means 14 days have passed since the individual received the final dose required in the vaccine sequence, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This requirement is mandatory and fully complies with the laws applicable to the type of business relationship contemplated here, and we are not in a position to make an exception."

The NFL does not have a vaccine mandate in place for players.

Players who refuse the vaccine must submit a negative coronavirus test prior to playing. Players who have previously been infected with the virus - and are assumed to have natural immunity - will be considered fully vaccinated only after they had one dose of the vaccine.

Critics of vaccine mandates are concerned that Black people will be discriminated against since 70% of Blacks are unvaccinated.

Black people are wary of government vaccine programs due to a history of medical abuses in the Black community.

Boyd, who is Black, was scheduled to perform the National Anthem when the Tampa Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Kickoff Game in an open-air stadium in Tampa Bay on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Boyd would have performed on the field in the open air, far away from spectators.

She told the Epoch Times that she will continue to refuse the vaccine for religious reasons.

"The Bible admonishes Christians to appreciate their bodies as being sacred and a temple of the Holy Spirit and to not participate in things that can defile the body or render the body dysfunctional.

"I am in prayer to make sure that the Lord guides me into the right decision concerning receiving an unproven injection with artificial properties that can potentially have a longterm effect on my reproductive health."

Boyd previously performed the National Anthem before a Monday Night Football game at MetLife Stadium on November 4, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Watch her performance below.

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A health expert says Covid-19 will be around forever and people should "get used to" taking endless booster vaccines per year.

Australian health chief Dr. Kerry Chant said booster vaccines will be forever because the coronavirus will mutate very year just like the flu.

"We need to get used to being vaccinated with COVID vaccines for the future," she said. "I can't see COVID is not going to be with us forever."

She continued:

"As a public health doctor we always want to have diseases go, um, get totally eliminated, but that is not on the horizon in the near future. Booster doses and repeat doses will be part of it...

"I can assure you that the commonwealth government has purchased large quantities of vaccine into 2022 and this will be a regular cycle of vaccination and revaccination as we learn more about when immunity wanes."

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Dr. Chant also claimed that natural immunity is not as effective as immunity conferred by the vaccines.

Australia has imposed the most restrictive covid-19 guidelines in the world via lockdowns for the unvaccinated and fines of up to $11,000.

Police reportedly shot stray dogs to prevent spreading the virus because the Covid virus, SARS-CoV-2, originated from animal reservoir and can infect numerous animal species.

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Candace Owens believes she might have Covid-19, but when she tried to get a Covid test, she was denied.

The conservative political commentator took to Twitter.com to post an email she received from a "rabid activist" at a Covid testing facility.

Owens tweeted:

"Holy crap!! I just received an e-mail from a Covid testing facility that they are refusing to administer a test to me because they don't like my politics. I'm banned from making sure I don't accidentally spread Covid?"

Owens suspects she was denied because she is "proudly unvaccinated and unmasked".

In the email, the owner of the testing facility wrote:

"as the owner of this business am going to refuse this booking and day service. We cannot support anyone who as pro-actively worked to make this pandemic worse by spreading misinformation, politicizing and DISCOURAGING the wearing of masks and actively dissuading people from receiving life-saving vaccinations."

In her response, Owens wrote:

"That nobody stopped you from hitting send on such as emotionally unstable and hysterical email leads me to believe the people who work for you must love me, and would therefore never deny me this entertainment."

Read both emails below.
 

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Pfizer-BioNTech has announced a new oral antiviral treatment for the coronavirus that must be taken twice per day along with the mRNA vaccines.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla announced the new pills in a tweet on Wednesday.

"Success against #COVID19 will likely require both vaccines & treatments. We're pleased to share we've started a Phase 2/3 study of our oral antiviral candidate-specifically designed to combat SARS-CoV-2-in non-hospitalized, low-risk adults."

Pfizer is projected to earn $34 billion in 2021 from sales of its mRNA vaccines.

In a press release this week, Pfizer stated the pills were developed to specifically target SARS-CoV-2 in fully vaccinated, "non-hospitalized, low-risk adults."

Pfizer says the oral protease inhibitor antiviral pills will be "mandated" for all symptomatic adults who are "not at increased risk of progressing to severe illness, which may lead to hospitalization or death."

In other words, the pills will be mandated for adults who have natural immunity and are not likely to get sick if they contract Covid-19.
 

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A man suffered erectile dysfunction after getting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine. The unidentified man's wife reported he suffered the adverse event shortly after receiving the mRNA vaccine.

"My man hasn't been able to have an erection since he took the vaccine. At first I was teasing him but when I saw how distressed it made him I realized that its [sic] serious. We are going for professional consultation today. Hoping for a positive outcome."

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According to goodrx.com, Covid-19 has been linked to erectile dysfunction (ED) in research studies. However, there isn't enough research to prove whether Covid-19 vaccines can cause ED.

"COVID-19 can cause swelling and inflammation in the penis. It can also damage blood vessels and lower or prevent blood from reaching tissues and organs. If blood can’t reach your penis, having an erection will be more difficult."

A small study cited by goodrx.com reports that men infected with the coronavirus had lower testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels can lead to ED.
 
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Other risk factors for ED include obesity, age, high blood pressure, respiratory illnesses, mental illness, and diabetes.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database doesn't show any reports of ED.

The data may not be available because some men are embarrassed to report their inability to get it up after taking the vaccines.

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In June there were reports that Covid-19 mRNA vaccines made people magnetic. The reports were fueled by "Covid-19 vaccine magnet challenge" viral videos.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) dismissed the magnetism concerns. And one of the people making the claims - Ohio physician Sherri Tenpenny - was discredited as a member of the "Disinformation Dozen," the 12 people responsible for 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on the Internet.

On Thursday, the Japanese Ministry of Health announced that vials of Moderna mRNA vaccine contained metallic contaminants that "reacts to magnets."

"It's a substance that reacts to magnets," the official told Nikkei, adding "It could be metal."

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Around 1.6 million doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine have been discarded due to contamination in some vials, according to a Japanese ministry official.

Moderna confirmed receiving "several complaints of particulate matter" in vials distributed in Japan, but no "safety or efficacy issues" were found related to the reports.

A Moderna spokesperson told Nikkei:

"The company is investigating the reports and remains committed to working transparently and expeditiously with its partner, Takeda, and regulators to address any potential concerns."

The official added that a "manufacturing issue" at a plant in Spain was to blame, and the vaccine lot in question as well as two adjacent lots have been taken out of circulation.
 

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Dr. Christina Parks, a Ph.D in cellular and molecular biology, gave testimony in support of Michigan's House Bill 4471 earlier this month.

The HB4472 bill prohibits certain vaccinations, such as Covid-19 mRNA, from being mandated as a condition of employment in Michigan.

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Dr. Parks explained that the vaccines should not be mandated because vaccinated employees can spread the virus the same as unvaccinated employees.

"We can not mandate something that does not prevent transmission," she said.

"Vaccine requirements and mandates are based on the faulty assumption that the vaccines in question prevent transmission of the pathogen. They were never designed to do that. They only attenuate symptoms...

"Recent studies have shown that the vaccinated -- especially with the delta variant -- and the unvaccinated have similar amounts of virus in their nose and throat."

She cited a recent study by the CDC that tracked a Covid outbreak of 469 cases in Massachusetts.

"74% of the cases occurred in fully vaccinated people and four out of five of those hospitalized were vaccinated."

She added:

"My main complaint is with our health agencies and the CDC who basically know better and are misleading the public."

Watch Dr. Parks' testimony below.
 

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Teyana Taylor is reportedly recovering from emergency bilateral mastectomy surgery after discovering multiple lumps in both breasts.

The singer and actress's health scare is covered in the latest episode of her E! reality series "We Got Love Teyana & Iman" (see video below).

The 30-year-old mom of two is seen having a biopsy conducted on her "dense" breast tissue, with the samples sent to be analyzed.

Teyana said she has a family history of breast cancer, and reportedly made the difficult decision to have both breasts and nearby lymph nodes removed.

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"I just want this to be the last time I go through this," Teyana explained while fighting back tears. "Cancer runs through my family, so it's a scary thing both for me and Iman," she said, referring to her husband Iman Shumpert.

Uncertain of the outcome of her surgery, Teyana asked Iman to take their daughters to Chicago to be with his family.

During the surgery, Teyana's doctor removed a sample of breast tissue for lab analysis. Fortunately, the biopsy samples were not cancerous.

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After recovering for a week in Miami, Teyana returned home to Atlanta, where she was greeted by her eldest child, who made her a card and had a bunch of flowers.

"Oh my gosh, it's so great to see them right now because honestly this week in Miami has been very, very emotional for me because it's very seldom that we're apart. Junie is so loving and caring."

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Teyana said it is difficult not picking up her daughters, 5-year-old Junie and 11-month-old Rue, after being advised to avoid any lifting for the next six weeks.

Rue struggled to understand why her mom wasn't picking her up, as Teyana explained:

"Rue don't understand what's going on. She's like, 'Pick me up, hello, what are you doing?' I can't do any tight hugs. I don't even know if I'm going to last six weeks."

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Later in the episode, Teyana reflected on the surgery, saying:

"I accept every single body scar, everything that comes with mommy-hood, but the changes physically, mentally, emotionally, it's crazy. As mommies, we really are super-women.

"It's been a rough year for me, but I feel like I, like, overcome it and I did a great job of balancing everything, trying to be mommy, trying to be wife, trying to be entrepreneur and everything else I have going on. I just want to enjoy this moment and try not to think of the negative."

Watch the video below.
 

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An NFL wife is speaking out after her husband was sent home after a "close contact situation" with a staffer who tested positive for Covid-19.

Rachel Bush, who is married to Buffalo Bills star safety Jordan Poyer, took to social media to call out the league's Covid-19 protocols.

Bush is a social media influencer and Instagram model with 1.7 million followers on Instagram. She was annoyed that Poyer was sent home for 5 days after a "close contact situation" with a vaccinated Bills staff member who tested positive for Covid-19.

Poyer is among 5 unvaccinated Bills players who tested negative for Covid-19 but were sent home anyway.

Bush tweeted on Tuesday afternoon:

"All these headlines should be starting off with 'vaccinated staff member...' then take it where you want it. But the reason we are missing 5 guys right now is because of a VACCINATED PERSON. Call it like it is."

Bush declined to name the fully vaccinated Bills staff member who tested positive for Covid-19. But she said the rules need to be addressed.

"I don't want to point fingers at the staff member either.. he/she had no choice, they had to keep their job. It's the rules that need to be addressed and changed because the vaccinated are putting others at risk. It's very clear now."