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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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The stock market reacted negatively to the news that Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan contains $1,400 stimulus checks.

The market was unhappy that the plan doesn't include the $2,000 that the president-elect promised if the Democrats swept Georgia in the Senate runoffs.

Biden announced his 2-step plan of "rescue and recovery" on Thursday, Jan. 14. The $1.9 trillion stimulus plan will include $400 billion for vaccine distribution and Covid-19 testing, $130 billion to reopen schools, as well as billions in economic aid to small businesses run by Black and brown people.

The plan also includes a hike in the minimum wage to $15 per hour, extending unemployment benefits and the federal ban on evictions, both of which are set to expire in March.

"We have to act and we have to act now," Biden said.

His proposed bill is more than double the $900 trillion recently passed by Congress that included $600 stimulus checks for Americans, while billions were sent overseas to foreign countries.

About those stimulus checks: Americans were expecting Biden to keep his promise of additional $2,000 checks if the Democrats swept the Georgia Senate runoffs in early January.

Instead, the plan includes $1,400 stimulus checks, on top of the $600 checks already sent out -- for a total of $2,000.

  • $400 per week in supplementary unemployment benefits through September.
  • $350 billion to bailout mismanaged states, cities and territorial jurisdictions.
  • $160 billion to create a national program to mobilize vaccinations to 100 million people vaxxed in the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
  • $30 billion to help landlords pay their bills while their tenants live rent-free.
  • $25 billion for childcare providers.
  • Expanded food assistance, expanded child tax credits, and expanded medical and family leave of absence for illness.
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    A proposed bill would expand relief for hard-working Americans who are financially impacted by the coronavirus. The Emergency Money for the People Act would give Americans $2,000 a month until the coronavirus crisis ends.

    Qualifying Americans over the age of 16 would receive $2,000 a month, according to House Democrats Tim Ryan and Ro Khanna who introduced the bill.

    The bill allows individuals who don't have checking accounts to receive money via check, pre-paid debit card, or mobile money platforms such as Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal.

    "A one-time, twelve hundred dollar check isn't going to cut it," said Rep. Ro Khanna. "Americans need sustained cash infusions for the duration of this crisis in order to come out on the other side alive, healthy, and ready to get back to work."

    Under the Emergency Money for the People Act, monthly $2,000 payments would be guaranteed for at least 6 months and would continue until more than 60% of the population returns to work.

    The payments would not count as income and would not be taxed. Hard-working Americans who earned more than $130,000 in 2019 but are currently unemployed would be left out.

    Eligibility:

  • Every American adult age 16 and older earning less than $130,000 annually.
  • Married couples earning less than $260,000 a year would receive $4,00 a month.
  • Qualifying families with children will receive an additional $500 per child for up to three children.