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Dec 01 2021
Nearly 9,000 U.S. marines haven’t been vaccinated — with most not filing for an exemption — despite a Nov. 28 mandatory deadline, meaning they could get booted from service, Military.com reports.
As of Monday, the Marine Corps reported 5% of the force hadn’t had even one COVID-19 shot, meaning around 9,000 Marines are completely unvaccinated.
About 1,300 have temporary exemptionsNewsmax (News)
Jan 19 2022
The recently released executive order from President Biden called for thousands of businesses to implement a mandatory vaccination policy. Although the order provided many details about why the mandate would help the United States bounce back from damage done by COVID-19, it avoided to provide specific details like; who would be responsible for associated costs, timeline employers will need toIncentFit
Jan 12 2022
An obscure federal agency has proposed creating a database capturing the names and “personal religious information” of government employees who submit “religious accommodation requests” to be exempted from the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
At least seven other federal agencies, including five Cabinet departments, are apparently setting up similar “personal religiousWashington Times
Nov 10 2021
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will not challenge staff on religious exemption requests for the coronavirus vaccine, the Washington Examiner has reported.
VA Secretary Denis McDonough described such claims as "self-executing" and stressed that the department is not "going to challenge the legitimacy of someone’s claims to a religious [exemption]."
However, McDonough didNewsmax (News)
Oct 21 2021
Christians should be allowed to follow their conscience and opt out of vaccine mandates, especially in cases where aborted fetal tissue may have been part of the cell line used to develop the vaccine, key Vatican Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller tells Newsmax.
Mueller, originally of Germany, is currently in the United States, and answered questions on a variety of topics on "AmericanNewsmax (News)
Nov 21 2021
Political partisanship has complicated the country’s response to COVID-19 from the beginning, so it should come as no surprise that Democrats and Republicans have different views on one of this fall’s most contentious pandemic-related debates.
New research from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty shows that members of the GOP are much more supportive than their more liberal peers ofDeseret News
Sep 29 2021
More and more employers are ordering workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 without the option of getting tested instead. Now workers are pushing back.
In Washington, D.C., more than 400 fire and emergency medical workers applied for religious exemptions to the city's vaccine mandate. In Los Angeles, roughly a quarter of the police department is expected to seek religious exemptionsNPR (Online News)
Sep 14 2021
A federal judge Tuesday temporarily blocked New York state officials from imposing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on healthcare workers who claim the shot violates their religious beliefs.
U.S. District Judge David Hurd in Albany, N.Y., entered a temporary restraining order from enforcing a state Department of Health rule, Bloomberg reported.
The order came in the case of 17Newsmax (News)
Dec 14 2021
For the second time in less than two months, Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh joined with Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court’s three progressives (Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan) to uphold a state vaccine mandate over a religious-liberty challenge by medical professionals.
This time, it was New York’s vaccine mandate, whichAndrew C. McCarthy
Jul 07 2019
State legislators across the country are moving to tighten limits on vaccine exemptions for children amid one of the worst outbreaks of preventable diseases in recent history. In response, an unusual coalition of libertarians and liberals influenced by a debunked study has launched a loud and at times threatening campaign to protect the statutory exemptions. A few instances required policeThe Hill