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The NBA is concerned about a cluster of unvaccinated players, including Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, who refuse to get the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the league is concerned that "leaders" like Kyrie Irving, 29, and LeBron James, 36, are jeopardizing their attempts to vaccinate the entire NBA.

The league front office is worried that Kyrie, in particular, will convince the younger players to reject the mRNA shots or the boosters.

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Kyrie, star guard for the Brooklyn Nets, will likely comply with New York City's strict vaccine mandate which calls for unvaccinated NBA players to sit out all home games.

Kyrie's aunt said recently that NBA players could sit out all home games to protest the league's vaccine policies, which she calls oppressive.

"There are so many other players outside of him who are opting out, I would like to think they would make a way. It could be like every third game. So it still gives you a full season of being interactive and being on the court, but with the limitations that they're, of course, oppressing upon you. There can be some sort of formula where the NBA and the players can come to some sort of agreement."

She went on to say that Kyrie is not looking for a religious exemption.

"It's not religious-based, it's morals based. You may have to sit on the sideline, you might not have to be in the arena during this. If it's that freaking important to get a vaccine that, hell, it's still not preventing COVID, then I'd rather them working it out that way than to say, 'Hey, if you don't get the vaccine, then you can't be a part of the franchise that you fuckin' helped build.'"

According to CDC statistics, more than 74% of Black NY residents are unvaccinated. As a result, Black New Yorkers are most impacted by NYC's vaccine mandates.

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Black Lives Matter has accused New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of discriminating against Black people.

One of the leaders of Black Lives Matter's Greater New York chapter slammed de Blasio, saying his "mandate is racist and specifically targets black New Yorkers."

Chivona Newsome calls de Blasio's vaccine mandates "modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people."

"Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises," Newsome told Fox News.

"The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.

"The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community. It's more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs."

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Rihanna appeared to make a political statement about vaccine mandates after presenting her Savage X Fenty Show in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The Bajan beauty mogul was seen leaving Pier 59 recording studios in NYC on Friday. She wore a Vetements t-shirt with a political slogan on the front: "Think while it's still legal."

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The 33-year-old singer also wore Vetements baggy jeans, a Bottega Veneta bag and metallic pointy toe boots.

For those still waiting for new music from Rihanna, the semi-retired singer told the AP she is still working on her new album.

She said her new music will be "completely different" from what fans are used to.

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"You're not going to expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear.

"I'm really experimenting. Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I'm having fun and it's going to be completely different."

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Watch video of Rihanna leaving the recording studio below.
 

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Hundreds of protesters stormed Times Square in New York City to protest the arrests of three Texas women who fought with a hostess over their vaccine status.

Hundreds of maskless New Yorkers flooded Times Square to demonstrate against vaccine mandates.

Many carried signs comparing the vaccine programs to genocide. One woman carried a sign comparing vaccination to the murders of Jews in Nazi Germany.

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Others carried the American flag and signage that read "We are NOT your lab rats", "Walk by Faith, Not by Fear" and "Freedom Over Fear."
 
READ ALSO: Women attack restaurant hostess after she asks for proof of Covid-19 vaccine
 
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an order forcing restaurants to follow vaccine mandates.

A recent investigation found that 11 out of 14 NYC restaurants were not enforcing the mandates.

But a hostess at Carmine's on the Upper West Side stopped the Texas women and demanded their vaccination cards last week.

After the women showed their cards, two males who were with the women said they left their cards behind at the hotel.

That's when the brawl erupted between the women and the 24-year-old Asian hostess.

The attorney representing the three Texas women says they were racially profiled.

"This hostess clearly has some anger management issues and unfortunately her aggression and her violence led to something that three Black women are being punished for," Texas civil rights lawyer Justin Moore told the NY Daily News.

A lawyer for Carmine's vigorously denied the Texas womens' accusations.

"Any claim that they were racially profiled is a complete fabrication, disingenuous, and outright irresponsible," said attorney Carolyn Richmond.

Another protest is planned by Black Lives Matter outside the restaurant on Monday, Sept. 20.

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A small but vocal group of Nicki Minaj supporters protested outside the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Wednesday.

According to Yahoo! News, the group was comprised of members of the anti-vaccine Black Hammer organization.

The protesters shouted "Nicki told the truth!" and "Fauci lied to me!" - referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Covid-19 adviser to Pres. Joe Biden.

The demonstrators also chanted "down with the CDC, Fauci lies to me."

A man in a black mask holding a megaphone said, "Nicki Minaj said I'm not going to take your vaccine."

The activists approached cars leaving the CDC headquarters on the city's northeast side.

Nicki sparked controversy earlier this week when she tweeted her reason for skipping this year's Met Gala.

The "Anaconda" rapper told her 22.6 million followers she was unvaccinated and preferred to do her own research before getting the vaccine.

She also claimed a friend of her cousin in her native Trinidad experienced impotency and swollen testicles after getting the shots.

Health ministers in Trinidad held an urgent press conference to deny the claim.

The ministers told the BBC "there is absolutely no reported side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad."

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A group of women from Texas assaulted a NYC restaurant hostess after she asked them to provide proof of Covid-19 before eating there.

The incident occurred at Carmine's on the Upper West Side when the hostess asked to see their vaccine cards. The brawl was captured on cellphone video and uploaded to Twitter.com.

Proof of vaccination is required to dine at any New York City restaurant, per mayor Bill de Blasio.

The women took offense when the hostess asked them for proof of vaccines to eat inside.

The unidentified hostess was repeatedly punched by the three women, ages 21, 44 and 49. Bystanders broke up the brawl just as police arrived.

The three women were taken into custody and transported to NYPD's 24th precinct station, according to NBC News.

It is not clear if they were charged. The women are reportedly tourists visiting from Texas.

New York City is the first major U.S. city to ask residents to show proof of vaccination to enter restaurants and gyms. Any business that fails to comply could face a fine up $1,000 per violation.

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Nicki Minaj launched into an expletive-filled rant on Instagram on Wednesday, after being accused of lying about being invited to the White House.

Nicki caused liberals' heads to explode on Twitter.com on Wednesday, after she retweeted a video of Fox News host Tucker Carlson defending her decision to challenge the vaccine mandates.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Nicki said she skipped the Met Gala on Monday because she is unvaccinated and she wanted to do more research about natural immunity.

The mom-of-one was criticized for doing independent research and making her own health decisions without their input.

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Nicki lashed out at her followers who called Carlson a "white supremacist."

The rapper told Twitter followers that she'd been invited to the White House to discuss her concerns about side effects of the Covid-19 vaccination with top health officials.

Nicki, who recently suggested the vaccine can lead to impotency and swollen testicles, wrote on Twitter:

"The White House has invited me & I think it's a step in the right direction. Yes, I'm going. I'll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I'll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human."

The rapper subsequently asked her Twitter followers to send their questions and concerns to her, so she can relay them to health officials.

In response to one post from a fan, she wrote:

"I'm doing it, babe. If you guys have questions you'd like me to ask, leave in the comments. You'll see it in real time with full transparency."

However, a White House official debunked Nicki's claim, and told NBC News that the "Starships" rapper had only been "offered" a call to discuss questions about "the safety and effectiveness" of the vaccine.

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Nicki hit back in a video posted to her Instagram page - after alleging she had been banned from Twitter due to her controversial posts about the vaccine.

She told her followers:

"Let me ask y'all something. In the 10, 12, 13 years, however many years you guys have known of me. Do y'all think that I would go on the Internet and lie about being invited to the f**king White House? Like, what? Do you guys see what is happening right now? Oh my goodness!"

She alleged that the call from the White House was genuine, and her manager was present when she took the call.

She claimed that she was invited to attend a meeting with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the U.S. President, but was also told she could do a live chat if she preferred.

"It's disgusting that a person can't speak about just questions or thoughts they're having about something they're gonna have to put in their body - that this attack is this hateful and purposeful. Y'all saying all this s**t on the internet wouldn't make a f**king peep in real life to these artists that you tweet and comment every f**king day."

Nicki added:

"We're living in a place without free health care. So anybody in this country has the right to question anything about their health because if your health matters that f**king much there would be free f**king health care, bozos."

The "Bang Bang" star concluded by promising her followers she would "follow up on this tomorrow".

Nicki has been an outspoken critic of the COVID-19 vaccine in recent days. She urged her followers to do their own research and to not be bullied into taking the vaccines.

Watch Nicki's rant below.
 

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The nursing shortage in America is shaping up to be one of the deadliest in 30+ years.

Large hospital systems are coping with the staff shortage by hiring traveling nurses. Hospitals justify paying more for agency nurses because it is more cost effective than hiring and training staff nurses.

Meanwhile, overworked RNs are working alongside travel nurses who earn four times their salaries for the same job.

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Nurses took to a Reddit.com sub to complain in a long thread addressing the patient deaths that result from staff shortages.

The Reddit thread was started by a frustrated nurse under the headline: "He died in the goddam waiting room."

The nurse wrote about a cardiac patient who walked into her understaffed ER and died while waiting hours to be seen.

The vaccinated nurses in the thread blame the unvaccinated nurses who departed for lucrative traveling nurse contracts. They also rage at unvaccinated patients for using up hospital resources.

In reality, vaccinated people contract and spread the coronavirus at the same rate as the unvaccinated.
 
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A hospital in Western Michigan is hiring nurses from neighboring states who quit their jobs over Covid-19 vaccine mandates.

Spectrum Health, in West Michigan, announced that employees, including nurses and doctors, who recovered from Covid-19 and are now immune, aren't required to get the vaccine.

The announcement comes after U.S. Pres. Joe Biden declared war on unvaccinated Americans in a press conference on Friday.

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Biden signed an executive order giving occupational safety agency, OSHA, the authority to fine businesses up to $14,000 per violation if they don't force their employees to get the vaccine.

According to the Detroit News, "Spectrum Health, which is in the process of merging with Southfield-based Beaumont Health, will grant an exemption to those who have a positive PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 plus a positive antibody test from within the past three months."

The hospital is the first major hospital system in the U.S. to grant exemptions to employees with prior Covid-19 infection after reviewing "new research" on Covid.

As first reported in Science magazine, a study out of Israel found that "natural infection with a prior strain of Covid-19" was 13x more effective at preventing future infection than those who are vaccinated.

The groundbreaking research study was initially ignored by the American news media. On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci was caught off guard when CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta went off script and asked how he would explain to people with natural immunity that they still need the vaccine.

Fauci's answer: "I don't have a really firm answer for you on that."

Watch Fauci's interview on CNN below.
 

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A New York hospital will stop delivering babies after half of its maternity workers resigned over the vaccine mandates.

Lewis County General Hospital will stop delivering babies after September 24 due to a nursing shortage.

Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer announced the resignations at a press conference on Friday.

Cayer said 6 of the nurses in the maternity unit quit and another 7 are undecided.

"If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County."

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In August, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced all healthy care workers at hospitals and nursing homes would be required to get at least one dose of mRNA vaccine by September 27.

Cayer said 30 nurses got vaccinated, while another 30 nurses resigned over the mandates.

"Our hope is as we get closer (to the deadline), the numbers will increase of individuals who are vaccinated, fewer individuals will leave and maybe, with a little luck, some of those who have resigned will reconsider. We are not alone."

Cayer said other NY hospitals are struggling with nursing shortages.

"There are thousands of positions that are open north of the Thruway and now we have a challenge to work through, you know, with the vaccination mandate."

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Pres. Joe Biden declared war against unvaccinated Americans in a speech from the White House on Thursday.

Biden announced his "6-pronged" strategy to combat the coronavirus that has a 99.8% survival rate.
 
READ ALSO: Biden's Vaccine Mandate Excludes Illegal Immigrants
 
Federal workers will be forced to get the vaccine or lose their jobs. There is no option to take a test if they decline to get the shot.

Additionally, OSHA will fine private businesses with more than 100 employees up to $14,000 if they don't order their employees to take the shot or take a weekly Covid-19 test.

The federal vaccine mandate also ignores the millions of Americans who recovered from the virus and now have natural immunity.

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600,000 US Postal Service employees are reportedly exempt from taking the vaccines.

APWU, the powerful union that represents postal workers, announced the exemption in July.

According to the Washington Post, the USPS "is traditionally independent of federal personnel actions like this," though postal workers are "strongly encouraged to comply with the mandate."

The APWU released a statement in July:

"While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent."

Governors in 25 states reacted to Biden's speech by threatening to file lawsuits. The list of 25 states include Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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Gov. Brian Kemp said Biden's unconstitutional mandates would be a logistical nightmare" for businesses in Georgia. He said Biden was dividing Americans.

Kemp tweeted:

"I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration."

And South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem tweeted:

"South Dakota will stand up to defend freedom. @JoeBiden see you in court."

Biden responded to the GOP threats of lawsuits by saying simply "Have at it."

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