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New York | August 3, 2021

NYC to mandate proof of vaccination for many indoor settings

New York | August 3, 2021

New York City is mandating proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses — including all indoor restaurants, entertainment venues and gyms, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. “It’s time for people to see vaccination as necessary to living a good and full and healthy life,” de Blasio said during his daily press briefing.“This is crucial, because we know that this will encourage a lot more vaccination.”

The program, which de Blasio dubbed the “Key to NYC Pass,” makes New York the first major US city to create such a mandate and, according to the mayor, marks a significant escalation of the city’s efforts to curb the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant, and will launch on Aug. 16.

“It will require vaccination for workers and customers in indoor dining, in indoor fitness facilities, indoor entertainment facilities,” he said. “The only way to patronize these businesses indoors is if you’re vaccinated.” “If you want to participate in society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated,” de Blasio added.

Enforcement will begin on Sept. 13, following a public service announcement campaign, de Blasio said. Entry will be denied to anyone without a shot.“If we’re going to stop the Delta variant, the time is now,” said the mayor. “This is going to make clear, you want to enjoy everything great in this summer of New York City? Go get vaccinated.”.. (Excerpts from the New York Post)

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New York | August 2, 2021

Corporations Silent on Why They Pulled Funding from Republicans Who Questioned an Election, but Not Democrats Who Did the Same

New York | August 2, 2021

Corporations were silent on why they chose to suspend political contributions to Republicans, but not Democrats who have objected to election results.

More than 15 major U.S. companies that announced they would suspend giving money to members of Congress following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot didn’t respond to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation about their political contribution activity following the 2016 presidential election. The corporations were quick to condemn Republicans lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election earlier this year, but apparently didn’t criticize or punish Democrats who have similarly objected to election results in the past.

“These corporations are doing something very new, and something that could potentially alienate an important base for them,” Craig Holman, a lobbyist at Public Citizen, told The Washington Post in January. “I’ve never heard of this happening before.”

On Jan. 6, nearly 150 Republican lawmakers — eight senators and 139 representatives — objected to the 2020 presidential election results of at least one state, The New York Times reported. Pennsylvania and Arizona received the most amount of GOP objections while four other states received one objection apiece.

Meanwhile, during the vote, throngs of former President Donald Trump’s supporters breached the Capitol building in protest of the election results. The crowd stormed the building after attending Trump’s speech at a nearby rally in which he claimed the election had been rigged and rife with fraud.

In the days following the riot and the failed Republican effort to overturn the election, around 280 corporations announced they would either conduct a review their political donation activity or no longer support those who had voted to decertify, according to a CNN database…. (Excerpts from the Virginia Star)

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District of Columbia, New York | July 30, 2021

Stefanik Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court Case

District of Columbia, New York | July 30, 2021

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has signed a Congressional Member Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), led by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and co-signed by several House Republican Members, urging SCOTUS to uphold the constitutionality of pre-viability restrictions on abortion in Mississippi State law, or return the case to the lower courts for full consideration.

The United States is one of only seven countries in the world to allow for abortion after five months, more than halfway through pregnancy. This Member Amicus Brief argues SCOTUS has repeatedly failed to clarify the definition of viability post Roe v. Wade, resulting in Federal Courts increasingly perceiving the viability line as a prohibition on any type of abortion restriction.

“The standard for viability through the eyes of the Supreme Court remains unclear. This allows lower Courts to interpret the viability standard differently, negatively impacting states’ ability to determine their own abortion regulations,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The vast majority of Americans do not support abortion after the first three months of pregnancy. I am proud to join my House and Senate colleagues in sending this amicus brief to stand up for the unborn and give states the clarity they deserve.”

Read the full amicus brief here.

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District of Columbia, New York | July 27, 2021

CDC to Announce New Masking Regulations for Vaccinated Americans at 3 PM Presser

District of Columbia, New York | July 27, 2021

Via Reuters:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set on Tuesday to announce revised mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.

Officials told Reuters the CDC is expected to recommend fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in at least some instances, but the specifics are not clear.

The CDC and White House did not immediately comment. The CDC said it plans a 3 p.m. media briefing.

Now read this from Conservative Treehouse to see how this all fits together:

It’s all a strategic Alinsky move once you connect the dots.

Earlier today New York City Mayor De Blasio announced mandated vaccinations for all 340,000 city employees….

(Excerpts from the Gateway Pundit)

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New York | July 23, 2021

Inflation Pushes Consumer-Goods Giant Unilever to Accelerate Price Increases

New York | July 23, 2021

The maker of Dove soap and Hellmann’s mayonnaise warned of accelerating price increases across a range of products, as it seeks to counter cost inflation across its business. Unilever UL -5.43% PLC said Thursday that it was grappling with higher costs for ingredients, packaging and transportation, which would likely lower its full-year profitability—a warning that sent shares down 5% in early trading. The London-listed consumer-goods giant said it would step up price increases across the world, having already raised prices 1.6% in the second quarter… (Excerpts from the Wall Street Journal)

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District of Columbia, Illinois, New York | July 23, 2021

Internet outage hits multiple companies

District of Columbia, Illinois, New York | July 23, 2021

A widespread internet outage hit multiple companies Thursday afternoon and was resolved just before 1 p.m. EST. Connection failures impacted content delivery and cloud service company Akamai, which said the outage was not the result of a cyber attack.Websites for Amazon, Google, Verizon, Delta, HBO Max, Airbnb, AT&T Fidelity, FedEx, UPS, Southwest Airlines, HomeDepot and others may have been impacted across the country and especially in major cities like New York City; Washington, D.C., and Chicago. (Excerpts from Fox News)

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