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The Biden administration is ignoring an appeals court order pausing vaccine mandates in companies with more than 100 employees.
The White House on Monday told businesses to proceed with the vaccine mandates despite the court-ordered stay, CNBC reports.
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"People should not wait. They should continue to move forward and make sure they're getting their workplace vaccinated," White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.
On Saturday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay of the mandates, citing "grave statutory and constitutional" issues with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new guidelines.
The Biden administration had until Monday, Nov. 8, to file a response to the federal court's stay.
In its response Monday evening, the Biden administration asked the court to lift the pause and dismiss the companies' objections as "premature" given that the deadlines for vaccination and testing are not until January.
The Biden administration claimed that pausing the vaccine mandates "would likely cost dozens or even hundreds of lives per day."
25 Republican governors rushed to file petitions last week to block the mandates in their states after OSHA published its guidelines for private companies that do business with the federal government.
Companies with 100 or more employees must require Covid-19 mRNA vaccinations or weekly testing at the employee's expense.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on the constitutionality of OSHA's requirements.
The Biden administration has recruited Sesame Street characters to push Covid-19 mRNA vaccinations for children.
Big Bird, the 8'-2" longtime Sesame Street resident, was reportedly recruited to push the vaccines because he is only 6 years old.
The FDA approved the mRNA vaccines for children ages 5-11 last week. Big Bird tweeted on Saturday:
"I got the Covid-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy."
"Good on ya, @BigBird," Joe Biden tweeted Sunday night. "Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep your whole neighborhood safe."
Senator Ted Cruz retweeted Big Bird's post with the caption, "Government propaganda ... for your 5 year old!"
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A U.S. federal appeals court blocked the Biden administration's vaccine mandates on companies with more than 100 employees.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday issued a temporary stay, citing "grave statutory and constitutional" issues with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new guidelines.
The 5th Circuit will expedite a judicial review to block the stay permanently. For now, companies can't enforce vaccine mandates on its employees.
The Biden administration has until Monday, Nov. 8, to file a response to the federal court's stay.
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In September, the U.S. President signed an executive order giving OSHA unprecedented authority over private companies that do business with the federal government.
Companies with at least 100 employees must require mRNA vaccinations or the unvaccinated must undergo weekly testing.
The vaccine mandates do not apply to remote employees, self-employed people who work from home, or employees who work outdoors.
OSHA finally published its new regulations that label the coronavirus as an occupational hazard in the workplace.
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Governors rushed to file lawsuits against the OSHA guidelines. At least 25 governors said they would fight the mandates once the new OSHA rules were published.
OSHA delayed publishing the new guidelines for nearly two months while thousands of essential workers -- nurses, doctors and police officers quit or lost their jobs.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of OSHA's mandates.
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Pfizer says its new Covid-19 pill will cut the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% when taken with a widely used HIV drug.
Pfizer's antiviral pill is second behind Merck Pharmaceutical, which submitted data for its anti-Covid pill to the FDA last month.
Pfizer's new pill, when taken with the HIV drug, showed strong effectiveness for treating Covid-19 at the first sign of illness in high-risk adults.
Pfizer's pill is part of a class of medicines called protease inhibitors that work by inhibiting an enzyme the virus needs to multiply inside human cells.
The coronavirus enter host cells by binding to ACE2 receptor enzymes in cells. People with higher levels of ACE2 (morbidly obese and HIV patients) are at higher risk for sickness and death.
The HIV drug slows the breakdown of Pfizer's pill so it will remain active in the body for long periods at higher concentrations.
"I think this medicine will change the way things are happening right now that will save millions and millions of lives, it has the potential to do it," Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla -- a veterinarian -- told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Pfizer will submit data to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) later this month.
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Dr. Ben Carson criticized the CDC's approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 mRNA vaccine for children.
The retired brain surgeon called mRNA vaccines for children "a giant experiment" during an appearance on Fox News on Sunday.
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When asked by anchor Maria Bartiromo whether he agreed with the CDC's recommendation of vaccines for children, Carson replied, "absolutely not."
Carson, who knows a thing or two about pediatric medicine, told Bartiromo:
"The fact of the matter is, the mortality rate for children from COVID-19 is 0.025, which is very similar to the rate for seasonal flu. And we haven't been for years and years going through all these things for seasonal flu.
"Plus, we don't know what the long-term impact of these vaccines is. So this is really sort of a giant experiment. Do we want to put our children at risk, when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don't know what the future risks are? Why would we do a thing like that? It makes no sense whatsoever."
In related news, the FDA has delayed its approval of Moderna's mRNA injections for children between the ages of 12 to 17.
The FDA is delaying its approval of the Moderna vaccine for adolescents and teens until 2022 to further examine reports of heart inflammation in males.
Reports of myocarditis - inflammation of the heart muscle - are increasing around the world.
READ ALSO: FDA ADDS HEART INFLAMMATION WARNING TO COVID VACCINES
The news comes days after an FDA panel recommended emergency use of Pfizer's mRNA vaccine in children ages 5 to 11.
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White House coronavirus coordinator Jeffrey Zients said a December 8 vaccine mandate deadline for contractors is "flexible", meaning employers will not have to terminate unvaccinated employees.
In a press briefing on Wednesday, Zients said federal contractors who refuse to be vaccinated will be offered education, counseling and other measures before their employment is terminated.
"And so, to be clear, we’re creating flexibility within the system. We're offering people multiple opportunities to get vaccinated. There is not a cliff here."
Zients' statement means employers with more than 100 workers will not have to fire unvaccinated federal contractors on December 9.
Corporations are complaining that the federal vaccine mandates have caused contractors to resign or choose to be fired.
About 60 million people nationwide are unvaccinated, meaning they haven't received the first two Covid-19 mRNA shots.
On Tuesday, the CDC updated its guidelines to recommend a fourth mRNA booster shot for people who are immunocompromised, such as cancer patients.
Some corporations who hold federal contracts with the government, including Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, have taken a stand against the vaccine mandates. Delta Airlines fines unvaccinated employees $200 a month.
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Last week, the mainstream media reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci funded horrific experiments on adorable beagle puppies.
However, it wasn't just beagles and monkeys that Dr. Fauci's National Institutes of Health (NIH) experimented on over the years.
Now comes word that Fauci funded drug experiments on orphaned children diagnosed with the AIDS virus in New York in 2004.
The AIDS orphans story was first reported on right-wing blogs. They also were first to report the beagle puppies story.
The NIH was also caught funding experiments on AIDS orphans at a New York City hospital in 2004.
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The Fauci-led NIH approved funding for experiments on hundreds of New York City orphans. Government agencies and pharmaceutical companies reportedly used the orphans in deadly AIDS drug trials.
In 2005, the city of New York hired the VERA Institute to form a final report on the drug trials. VERA was given no access to medical records for any of the children used in trials. Their report was published in 2008.
They reported that twenty-five children died during the drug studies, that an additional fifty-five children died following the studies (in foster care), and, according to Tim Ross, Director of the Child Welfare program at VERA (as of 2009), 29% of the remaining 417 children who were used in drug studies had died (out of a total 532 children that are admitted to have been used). Source
A worker who took care of some of the children said many of them immediately became ill and vomited after taking the drugs.
She said children who refused to take the drugs were operated on and gastric tubes were inserted into their stomachs to force feed them AZT.
The children, some as young as 1, were wards at the Incarnation Children's Center (ICC) in New York City. Their parents died of AIDS.
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The Centers for Disease Control is recommending a fourth Covid-19 mRNA booster shot for people 18 and over who are "moderately and severely immunocompromised".
The CDC updated its guidelines on Tuesday to add recommendations for people who are immunocompromised and have received 2 doses of mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) plus an additional booster shot.
"Moderately and severely immunocompromised people aged ?18 years who completed an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received an additional mRNA vaccine dose may receive a single COVID-19 booster dose (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) at least 6 months after completing their third mRNA vaccine dose.
"In such situations, people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses."
Also on Tuesday, an FDA advisory panel voted 17-0 to recommend Pfizer mRNA vaccines for children ages 5-11.
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The FDA advisory panel agreed that the benefits of injecting children with mRNA vaccines "outweighs the risks."
The FDA is not bound by the advisory panel's recommendation and will make its own final determination within a few days.
A CDC vaccine advisory group will then vote to approve the FDA's recommendation.
Children as young as 5-11 could begin receiving half of the adult dose of mRNA vaccine next month.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. came out in support of NBA star Kyrie Irving who was banned from all games after refusing the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.
The semi-retired boxing legend says he hopes Irving will inspire others to join him.
Kyrie, what's up? I know you're going through a lot," Mayweather said in a video shared on Twitter on Monday. Mayweather captioned the video:
"Choice is defined as an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. America gave us the choice to take the vaccine or not take the vaccine. As time moves on, that choice is gradually being stripped from us."
Rapper Plies recently weighed in on the controversy surrounding NBA players who refuse to take the Covid-19 mRNA injections.
Plies, a self-professed RN, made a series of tweets after Magic Johnson spoke out on unvaccinated NBA players such as Kyrie Irving and Jonathan Isaac.
"[They say] 'Magic Johnson, they let him play with full blown HIV.' Bruh, listen, you can't catch no HIV shaking no hands, hugging, coughing, running up and down no court, but you can catch Covid that way. Let's just call it what it is. And I already know the famous line: 'Ah they can be bleeding.' HIV gets transmitted through blood, with needles, with unscreened blood [transfusions], birth, unprotected sex. That's how that get contracted.
"So until players start having babies on the court, or unprotected sex, or sharing needles, the whole blood thing don't work."
Plies went on to say NBA players who are cut on the court are immediately removed from the court.
He concluded: "If you want to make your own rules, just get your own stuff."
Reaction to Plies' comments were mixed. A few said they would take their chances with Covid-19 over an illness that requires taking antivirals for the rest of their lives.
Question: Do you agree with Plies?