The fight over COVID vaccine mandates by the Federal Government is now heading to the House of Representatives, where more than a dozen Democrats are urging officials to require proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing at the US Capitol.
Progressive lawmakers argue the halls of Congress could be the perfect place to spread COVID because of employees’ rigorous travel schedule to parts of the country with the highest infection rates.
“Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), who led a letter signed by 19 Democrats to the Capitol physician, Brian Monahan, said that he was moved to start the effort after observing the utter breakdown in civility. He further cited the risk to his grandchildren, who are too young to be vaccinated, if he were to catch the virus while in the Capitol,” reports The Hill.
“We’re going to have something uglier happening if we don’t begin to consider each other’s health as we conduct the business of the nation,” Cleaver told The Hill. “I don’t think that it’s asking too much that members who choose not to take the vaccine are tested, and that we know that everybody on the floor is COVID-free.”
Senator Rand Paul released a video this week urging all Americans to “resist” new COVID rules, saying the government “can’t arrest all of us.”
“It’s time for us to resist. They can’t arrest all of us. They can’t keep all of your kids home from school,” he said in a video he posted on Twitter on Sunday. “We don’t have to accept the mandates, lockdowns and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and bureaucrats. We can simply say: ‘No, not again.'”
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'ROUTINE ERROR': 6,700 North Carolina Residents ‘Incorrectly Told They Have Coronavirus’ via Text
Nearly 7,000 residents in North Carolina were told via text message last week that they tested positive for the Coronavirus despite not actually having contracted the disease.
“More than 6,700 individuals in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina were told in a text message sent from Mecklenburg County Health Department on Friday that they tested positive for COVID-19 and over 500 people were told through a county email that they were also infected with the novel coronavirus. But the results were incorrect due to a technical error by Health Space, the company they use for contact tracing, according to a statement on the county’s website,” reports Fox News.
“An error during routine maintenance last Friday resulted in a county data vendor sending erroneous texts and email messages to people saying they were positive for COVID-19,” the statement on the county website said.
“Very quickly we began to work with the vendor to understand the issue and make sure that it did not continue. Once corrected we were told that 6,727 text messages and 541 emails were sent to individuals who were already in their system. We then worked with the vendor to send a corrected text/email to all that received the erroneous one,” the email stated in part.
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'SICKENING': Backlash Grows Against Denver Democrat Who Supported Spreading Coronavirus at MAGA Rallies
Denver’s Democratic Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is facing a growing backlash on social media this week after calling for those sick with the deadly Coronavirus to intentionally spread the disease at ‘Make America Great Again’ rallies.
“Democrat Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca says that she stands in ‘solidarity’ with someone who says that they if they get the coronavirus that they will attend as many Trump rallies as possible She appears to have made the statement on her government Twitter account,” posted a reporter with the Daily Wire.
These people are sick. https://t.co/74mEIJDOpa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 3, 2020
“These people are sick,” posted Donald Trump Jr.
“This elected Democrat in Colorado doesn’t seem very nice!” the Trump campaign War Room Twitter account posted in response.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020
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Source: Fox News