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  1. Behind a paywall, but interesting headline.
  2. Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination | Eric Clapton | The Guardian Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumn Clapton performing at the O2 in 2020. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Laura Snapes Thu 22 Jul 2021 11.05 BST Eric Clapton has said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination. In response to the government announcement that vaccination passports will be required to access nightclubs and venues by the end of September, the musician has issued a statement saying he would not play “any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. “Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”
  3. Would be a great source for data mining. It does. The amount of CEOs who stepped down in 2019 is astounding. All of the Major Company CEOs That Have Stepped Down in 2019 (businessinsider.com)
  4. Prime minister risks major rebellion over Covid jab passports, say Tory MPs More than 40 Conservatives said to be ready to defy government over civil liberties concerns Prime minister risks major rebellion over Covid jab passports, say Tory MPs | Coronavirus | The Guardian (but Labour look like they will back Johnson - couldn't make it up....opposition? What is that?!) Interesting paragraph at the end of the piece...
  5. Can they fire you for not being vaccinated? Yes, they can. Q: Let’s start with the biggest question here, and that is, can employers legally require their employees to be fully vaccinated before returning to the office, and is it lawful for employers to implement a penalty if they don’t comply? A: Yes, employers can legally require employees to be fully vaccinated with the caveat that they will have to provide a reasonable accommodation to those who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or a sincerely held religious belief. In those circumstances, the employer is required under the law to engage in an interactive dialogue with the employee to determine if there is a reasonable accommodation that can be granted in lieu of full vaccination. As for a penalty, employers can adopt a mandatory vaccination policy and separate those who choose not to comply as long as those employers offer to reasonably accommodate employees who are not vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. So, provided you don’t have a disability and/or a strongly held religious belief, can a company rightfully penalize an employee for not getting vaccinated, including laying that employee off? Companies have the right to terminate employment based on an individual’s refusal to be vaccinated if the refusal is not based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidance that permits mandatory vaccination policies—whether someone is vaccinated is not a protected category. To use a silly example, if an employer decides to mandate that its workers all wear green socks, that policy is lawful. Requiring the COVID-19 vaccine is like all other employer rules, i.e., “this is what we ask of our employees.” In the private sector, such a policy is permissible. Can Employers Require Employees to Get Vaccinated? Plus, Answers to Other Legal Questions as We Return to the Office - Worth
  6. Slightly older article, but wtf?! From beer to Tinder boosts: The bribes for people to get jabbed - BBC News From beer to Tinder boosts: The bribes for people to get jabbed By Jack Hunter BBC News
  7. 18 months into this 'pandemic' and I still know no-one. Not a single person, who has had the flu, never mind anything else. And I live in a region apparently being ravaged by 'sky-rocketing' cases. I have yet to see a single person fall dead on the street and be attended by hazmat-clad pandemic clearance crews. No staff shortages soon - the people who deal with the most vulnerable are to be made exempt from having to isolate from this deadly pandemic. It's that dangerous that nurses and frontline staff don't have to isolate at all if they come in contact with a positive case. But make sure you still wear your mask in Tesco. Quarantine to be waived for NHS staff in England in ‘exceptional circumstances’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian
  8. One acre in New Mexico Surely that's just one of his back gardens!? Compared to the 69 thousand he owns in Louisiana.
  9. My cousin operates a similar strategy, but hers is a sinister greeting of "Blessed be the Fruit" and "Under His Eye" to the masked Tesco doormen Gets great reactions from shoppers in earshot, who unfortunately remain masked. Tesco doormen remain unamused. I am sure they sometimes wish they had a taser. I posted something a while back about some high level exec in Feihe (infant milk formula company) about stocks plummeting because of expected drops in birth rates following the vaccine. Link here: China Feihe to repurchase shares in open market | The Standard
  10. Bit of a coincidence that they assassinated the Haitian president... PORT-AU-PRINCE (BLOOMBERG) - Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, has earned another grim distinction: It is the only one that has not vaccinated a single resident against Covid-19. One of a handful of nations worldwide still awaiting vaccines, Haiti was among the 92 poor and middle-income countries offered doses under the Covax facility. But the government initially declined AstraZeneca shots, citing side effects and widespread fears in the population. "Haiti did not reject the offer of vaccines from Covax," Haiti Ministry of Health General Director Dr Laure Adrien said in a telephone interview. "All we asked was that they change the vaccine they were providing us."
  11. And this is why... Haiti is the only country in Western Hemisphere without Covid-19 vaccines, World News & Top Stories - The Straits Times PORT-AU-PRINCE (BLOOMBERG) - Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, has earned another grim distinction: It is the only one that has not vaccinated a single resident against Covid-19. One of a handful of nations worldwide still awaiting vaccines, Haiti was among the 92 poor and middle-income countries offered doses under the Covax facility. But the government initially declined AstraZeneca shots, citing side effects and widespread fears in the population. "Haiti did not reject the offer of vaccines from Covax," Haiti Ministry of Health General Director Dr Laure Adrien said in a telephone interview. "All we asked was that they change the vaccine they were providing us."
  12. This is what they will use when they do the next u-turn on 'Freedom Day'. There is no way they are letting us out on 19th July.
  13. I am also a little confused how we went from Delta to Lamda? Where is the order in this world?! What happened to Epsilon and it's pals?
  14. They are giving them away where I work too. Can't be because they are passed their sell-by date as it is mainly alcohol. That's a very interesting point!
  15. Sajid Javid, the new health secretary, has told the House of Commons those who have received both doses of the vaccine will not have to self-isolate if they are a close contact of a new positive case of Covid from next month. At present, if you are told by NHS Test and Trace you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid you must enter 10 days of self-isolation, even if you have had both your jabs. But from 16 August, Mr Javid announced, the rules will change so that those who are fully vaccinated can continue their lives as normal even if they are logged as a close contact. Similarly, the rules will also be relaxed on the same date for those under the age of 18, who have not yet been offered the vaccine. They too will be freed from needing to self-isolate.
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