Senate Republicans Want to End Biden Policy of Expelling Troops Who Refuse COVID Vaccine

Don’t sacrifice U.S. military readiness for the sake of the “inept bureaucratic policy” on mandatory COVID vaccinations, a group of Republican senators is telling their leaders.

In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders, the thirteen senators pressed for an amendment to the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act prohibiting the expulsion of troops who refuse the COVID vaccine and reinstating those who already have been kicked out.

They say the NDAA shouldn’t advance without the amendment. But it’s not clear if the senators have the support of McConnell, without whom the amendment won’t succeed. Source: CNS News

Health care workers fired over vaccine mandate awarded $10 million in settlement

Illinois health care workers who were fired or otherwise impacted by their hospitals’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate will receive a $10 million settlement after filing a lawsuit challenging the rule.

“Let this case be a warning to employers that violated Title VII,” Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, the group behind the lawsuit, told the Washington Examiner. “It is especially significant and gratifying that this first classwide COVID settlement protects healthcare workers.”

The case centers around workers at NorthShore University HealthSystem, who filed a lawsuit in October 2021 claiming their employer illegally refused to grant any religious exemptions to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Source: Fox Business

44% of pregnancies lost during Pfizer COVID vaccine trial, company says vax not to blame

Sprinkled throughout more than 3,600 pages of “adverse events” records from Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial is a troubling finding: 44% of pregnant women lost their pregnancies during the trial.

Deplatformed feminist Naomi Wolf’s publication Daily Clout identified 22 of 50 pregnant women classified as experiencing “abortion spontaneous,” “abortion spontaneous complete,” “abortion spontaneous incomplete” or “miscarriage” as of the March 13, 2021, report cutoff date. All eventually received the vaccine, though eight were initially given the placebo.

All are tagged with the codes for “Recovered/resolved,” referring to adverse events without subsequent complications, and “other,” meaning the vaccine played no role in the lost pregnancies. The report doesn’t explain the basis for Pfizer’s conclusions that the vaccine played no role. Source: Just the News

“Booster” Shots Compared to Buying New iPhone Every Year by Moderna CEO

In a recent interview, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in an interview the advancement of a new mRNA vaccine to updating your iPhone every year.  “You don’t get the amazing camera, amazing everything the first time you get an iPhone, but you get a lot of things,” he said.

“A lot of us buy a new iPhone every September, and you get new apps and you get refreshed apps. And that’s exactly the same idea, which is you’ll get Covid and flu and RSV [respiratory syncytial virus] in your single dose.”

Cincinnati federal judge temporarily stops Air Force globally from discharging religious vaccine refusers

A federal judge in Cincinnati has certified a national class action lawsuit against the entire U.S. Air Force worldwide and issued a temporary restraining order preventing the Biden administration from enforcing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate on any servicemembers who requested religious exemptions.

In this local case that has now gone global, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew McFarland’s order Thursday stops the Air Force from discharging or disciplining servicemembers for 14 days.

This impacts 80 to 100 plaintiffs stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, who filed the lawsuit against top military leaders back in February, and now 9,000 to 10,000 service members nationally, according to the attorney for the local plaintiffs, Chris Wiest of northern Kentucky. Source: Fox19 Ohio

Dr. Fauci States Vaccines Don’t Protect “Overly Well” Against COVID Infection

“One of the things that’s clear from the data is that, even though vaccines, because of the high degree of transmissibility of this virus, don’t protect overly well, as it were, against infection, they protect quite well against severe disease leading to hospitalization and death,” Dr. Fauci said in an interview on Fox News.

Study: Natural immunity to COVID gives 97% protection against severe reinfection for many months

Researchers say in a newly released study that prior infection with COVID-19 offers long-lasting and comprehensive immunity against severe and fatal cases of the virus.

The study, published online at medRxiv and not yet subject to peer review, was conducted by a team of researchers largely based out of Qatar. The scientists in the preprint stated “the future of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic hinges on virus evolution and duration of immune protection of natural infection against reinfection.”

They also said that while immunity derived from “natural infection” offers a relatively quickly-waning protection against re-infection, the durability of natural immunity against severe reinfections was robust and long-lasting.   Source: Just the News

Birx: Biden Admin. Was ‘Hoping’, Not Lying, When It Said Vaccines Would Stop COVID Spread

Dr. Deborah Birx testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis when she was pressed by Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan about whether the government had lied about COVID-19 vaccines. He referenced numerous claims from 2021 in which federal health agencies and officials said vaccinated people can’t catch or spread COVID-19.  She said on Thursday that the federal government wasn’t “lying” when it said COVID-19 vaccines would stop transmission of the virus, but “hoping.”

Gov. DeSantis on mRNA Vaccines for Babies

“The other countries in Europe that are going in a different direction, similar to the direction Florida has gone, they have been right on COVID way more than Fauci and his crew have been throughout this whole thing. Remember, these are people in Washington that rejected the idea of natural immunity,” stated Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.