October 13th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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Rebuffing Texas governor, American Airlines, Southwest stand by vaccine mandate Rebuffing the Texas governor, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines said on Tuesday they would comply with U.S. President Joe Biden’s executive order to require that their employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 by a Dec. 8 deadline. The two Texas-based carriers said the federal mandate superseded an order by Republican Governor Greg Abbott barring https://www.reuters.com/world/us/texas-governor-bars-all-vaccine-mandates-state-2021-10-11 COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any entity, including private employers. Southwest said it “would be expected to comply with the President’s Order to remain compliant as a federal contractor.” American said while it was reviewing Abbott’s executive order, “this does not change anything” for the company. Both carriers have asked U.S.-based employees to submit proof of vaccination by Nov. 24. Biden issued his mandate last month as his administration struggled to control the pandemic, which has killed more than 700,000 Americans. It covers all federal contractors. While supporters of vaccine mandates see them as necessary to pull the country out of the nearly two-year-old pandemic, critics are calling them unconstitutional and authoritarian. Six employees of United Airlines, which became the first U.S. carrier in August to require vaccinations for all domestic employees, have filed a class action in federal court in Texas claiming that workers who sought exemptions from the vaccine mandate were subjected to intrusive inquiries about their medical conditions or religious beliefs, including a requirement that they obtain letters from pastors.
Exclusive — Federal Judge Blocks United Airlines From Imposing Employee Vaccine Mandate A federal judge in Texas issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against United Airlines on Wednesday, blocking the airline from imposing a vaccine mandate against any of its employees in a nationwide class-action lawsuit. According to the judicial order, which could be the first of its kind in the country against a coronavirus vaccine mandate, United Airlines is prohibited from placing employees with religious and medical exemptions on unpaid leave until October 26 while litigation continues. The judge also prohibited the airline from denying any employee requests for religious or medical exemptions. Previously, the airline did not allow employees to apply for an exemption after August 31. Earlier in the case, the airline agreed of its own accord to postpone its vaccine mandate until October 15 for employees with exemptions during litigation. The day before the October 8 hearing, however, United filed a partial motion to dismiss, alleging the court lacked jurisdiction over the claims in the lawsuit. In order to allow the court reasonable time to respond to the jurisdictional challenge and to rule in the evidentiary hearing for a preliminary injunction, which was reset for Wednesday, the judge issued the TRO. United Airlines originally told its 67,000 U.S. employees they must be vaccinated against Chinese coronavirus (or secure an exemption) by September 27 or face termination. As the airline’s vaccine mandate stands, any employees with exemptions would still be considered employed but would be placed on unpaid leave and would lose their benefits for up to six years or until the airline deems pandemic conditions safe for unvaccinated employees to return, according to the complaint.
To Keep Americans Healthy, Dr. Fauci Should Step Aside Dr. Anthony Fauci has lost too much credibility in the eyes of the American people. The fact that he continues in his role, in spite of the unfortunate reality of his lost credibility, is damaging to public health. Talented, accomplished, credentialed and good-willed though he may be, the best thing “America’s Doctor” could do for public health right now would be to step aside. The latest blow to his reputation came in early October, when he told a Face the Nation interviewer that “it is just too soon to tell” if families and groups were going to be able to gather together to celebrate Christmas. The backlash to his comment was swift and strong. He later claimed his words were taken out of context, but the damage was already done. Public trust in the government with regard to Covid-19 was eroded by yet one more degree. I have deep respect for Dr. Fauci, especially given all that he’s accomplished in his post over the past 21 months, amid some extraordinarily challenging circumstances. But this most recent head-scratching claim — that our chances for Christmas are still up in the air — not only contravened the government’s own data, but also made little sense in light of the American public’s current habits.
Special Guest Lauren Ameling DC, BCND
Lauren Ameling is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Acupuncturist, and educator. She graduated from Logan University in 2006 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. She has earned over 500 hours of postgraduate certification in topics such as: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pregnancy and Pediatric Care, and Kinesiology. Dr. Lauren and her husband, a fellow chiropractor, have a private practice focused on holistic healing. She embraces the fact that the translation of the word “Doctor” means “To Teach”. Her office interactions always center on patient education and in 2010 she began teaching for a local college. Throughout the years, Dr. Lauren has taught for five colleges and universities but her true passion is working with those who desire to understand all thatnatural healthcare has to offer. She is an awarded instructor who is regularly invited to speak for the American Medical Technologists. Dr. Lauren lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, Jason, and two amazing boys, Reece and Kieran.
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Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
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Poll: Most Americans Say Anthony Fauci Has Lost Credibility The majority of Americans agree that Dr. Anthony Fauci has lost credibility with the American people, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday found. The survey asked, “Do you agree or disagree with this statement: ‘Fauci has lost all credibility with the American people. We aren’t waiting on his permission to celebrate Christmas together.’” A majority, 54 percent, said they agree with that statement, and of those, 38 percent “strongly” agree. Just over one-third, 36 percent, said they disagree with that statement, while 11 percent remain unsure. A majority of Republicans and independents agree with the statement that Fauci has lost credibility, 74 percent and 54 percent, respectively. Democrats, however, disagree, as 36 percent agree he has lost credibility, compared to 54 percent who disagree. Overall, 45 percent said they have an unfavorable view of Fauci. Of those, 31 percent have a “very” unfavorable view. Forty-one percent have a favorable view, and of those, 25 percent have a “very” favorable view: Politics has a clear influence on opinions about Dr. Fauci and COVID-19. While 68% of Democrats still have a favorable opinion of Fauci, that view is shared by only 23% of Republicans and 31% of those unaffiliated with either major party. Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans and 50% of the unaffiliated have an unfavorable impression of Fauci, as do 20% of Democrats. The survey, taken October 7 and 10, 2021, among 1,000 American adults, has a margin of error of +/- 3 percent. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head came under fire this month after appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, where he asserted it was “just too soon to tell” if Americans can gather with friends and family for Christmas.
‘Teacher of the Year’ Kahseim Outlaw Could Be Fired for Refusing Vaccine A former physical education teacher of the year may lose his job due to his decision to not be vaccinated against the coronavirus or be tested, according to News Nation Now. “Currently, I am on unpaid leave from my school,” Kahseim Outlaw, who teaches at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, Connecticut, said Monday during an interview on the Donlon Report. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) recently issued an executive order requiring school staff members to receive the vaccine or be tested. However, Outlaw argued taking the shot should be a personal choice and has therefore chosen not to receive it. “I’m a personal advocate, a big advocate, for personal health and the choices that we make with our medicine and with our medical procedures and therefore I believe it’s my own choice on how to maintain that and how to manage it,” he explained. Outlaw also noted he is not opposed to the vaccine. In regard to testing, he said, “Going to test for something that I may or may not have on a consistent basis is deemed for me, on a personal level, an unnecessary medical procedure.”
Why some young workers are leaving their office jobs to work on farms: “This is how I want my life to go” James Marriott leaves for work before sunrise. His commute starts on Boston’s crowded streets and ends at Drumlin Farm. With degrees in neuroscience and global health, the 24-year-old has recently taken a new job in farming. It’s a much different skill set, far from the lab of a biotech company where he used to work developing vaccines. “This was, you know, a very intentional decision, not something like I was ‘I don’t know what to do, let me just go work on a farm.’ This is how I want my life to go,” Marriott told CBS News’ Janet Shamlian. He is not alone. Sean Moriarty left his job as a copywriter to harvest crops, and physical therapist Cat Steckbeck traded days inside a hospital for bucolic, green acres. Almost all of these 20-somethings not just jobs but in many cases quit careers as the took hold. “It was a, believe it or not, a very stressful time. For me, it was just not the right setting and I think COVID certainly sped up the feelings of burnout,” Steckbeck said. Crops manager Matt Celona said he’s not surprised by the applicants now looking for work on the farm.
Cleveland Clinic Delays Ohio Man’s Kidney Transplant Days Before Surgery Over Unvaccinated Donor A vaccinated Ohio man who is in dire need of a new kidney is having his surgery delayed due to the Cleveland Clinic’s new policy requiring coronavirus vaccinations for organ transplant recipients and donors. After more than a year of pain, tests, and finally finding a match, Mike Ganim was just days away from getting a new kidney before the Cleveland Clinic announced that patients on the transplant list — as well as living donors — are now required to be vaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus, according to a report by News 5 Cleveland. Ganim, 52, who was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease when he was 27, had his health turn for the worse in March 2020 when he developed a blood clot that sent him to the hospital. That’s when doctors at the Cleveland Clinic told him there was no time to waste, and that he needed a kidney transplant. “The kidneys were so profound with cysts that they just pressed and pressed and pressed on his main vein and it bottlenecked it and it went all the way down into his leg,” Ganim’s wife, Debi Ganim, explained. It reportedly took months for Ganim to get onto the donor list, but he was eventually able to make it on in October 2020. Later, Ganim found a match — Debi’s friend, Sue George — and after some additional testing over the summer, the surgery was finally scheduled for Wednesday.
US task force proposes adults 60 and older should not take daily aspirin to prevent heart disease or stroke The US Preventive Services Task Force is considering making several changes to its guidance on taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke. On Tuesday, the task force posted a draft statement recommending that adults ages 40 to 59 who are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease — but do not have a history of the disease — decide with their clinician whether to start taking aspirin, based on their individual circumstances. This is the first time the task force has recommended that adults in their 40s talk to their doctors about whether to take aspirin for heart health. The draft also says that adults 60 and older should not start taking aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke because new evidence shows that potential harms cancel out the benefits, according to the task force. “The latest evidence is clear: starting a daily aspirin regimen in people who are 60 or older to prevent a first heart attack or stroke is not recommended,” Task Force member Dr. Chien-Wen Tseng said in a statement. “However, this Task Force recommendation is not for people already taking aspirin for a previous heart attack or stroke; they should continue to do so unless told otherwise by their clinician.”