December 6, 2021 6:05 pm

NYC to expand COVID vaccine mandate to the private sector Dec. 27

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday a first-in-nation COVID-19 vaccine mandate on all private workers that will take effect after Christmas, greatly expanding rules that apply to city workers. “Our health Commissioner will announce a vaccine mandate for private sectors employers across the board. All private-sector employers in New York City will…

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South African hospitals prepare for COVID-19 patients from omicron

President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africans to get vaccinated for COVID-19 “without delay” Monday as an omicron-fueled fourth wave strikes the nation ahead of the holidays and hospitals prepare to admit more patients. Mr. Ramaphosa said scientists are trying to answer critical questions about the variant, including how fast it spreads and whether it causes…

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Bipartisan Senate group backs ‘9/11-style’ commission on COVID-19 response

A bipartisan group of senators said Tuesday they are seeking a “9/11-style commission” to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic began, the U.S. government’s response and ways to prevent a similar tragedy. Sen. Roger Marshall, Kansas Republican, said a bipartisan commission is “long overdue” as the nation grapples with a virus that’s killed over 750,000 people…

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N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy, Jack Ciattarelli make closing arguments

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy told voters Tuesday they must reelect him to preserve a battery of progressive reforms, arguing the state “cannot afford to go back” to old policies as GOP challenger Jack Ciattarelli claimed momentum in the final hours of the race. “This is it, folks. Election Day is here,” Mr. Murphy, a…

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