Thousands in Austria Protest Covid Lockdown and Vaccine Mandate

Thousands in Austria Protest Covid Lockdown and Vaccine Mandate

VIENNA — Chanting “freedom” and “resistance,” thousands of Austrians marched through the heart of Vienna on Saturday, united in their anger at their government’s decision to impose a new lockdown and a sweeping nationwide vaccine mandate in an effort to squelch a fresh resurgence of the coronavirus.The police in Vienna estimated that up to 40,000 … Read more

Austria introduces new lockdown and vaccine mandate amid coronavirus surge

Austria introduces new lockdown and vaccine mandate amid coronavirus surge

Italy has floated the idea of a full vaccine mandate, but has so far stopped short of imposing one. In October, the country introduced a stringent workplace rule that requires all employees, in both the public and private sectors, to show a health pass to prove they are vaccinated against coronavirus, recovered or have tested … Read more

Austria Covid: Nationwide vaccine mandate announced, lockdown reimposed

Austria Covid: Nationwide vaccine mandate announced, lockdown reimposed

Schallenberg said his government would look to impose the national vaccine requirement from February 1. Around 65% of Austria’s population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, one of the lower rates in the European Union, where cases are surging.The national lockdown — the first in Europe this fall — starts Monday and will last for 10 … Read more

Coronavirus live updates: States sue Biden administration over vaccine mandate for health workers

Coronavirus live updates: States sue Biden administration over vaccine mandate for health workers

On Friday, Missouri Attorney General Eric S. Schmitt (R) led a coalition of 11 states — including Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming — as well as private and nonprofit groups, in filing a separate lawsuit denouncing Biden’s policy as “unconstitutional, unlawful, and unwise.” All the states … Read more

Coronavirus live updates: New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams to ‘revisit’ vaccine mandate

Coronavirus live updates: New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams to ‘revisit’ vaccine mandate

Wilson’s grandmother, Lillie Mae Dukes Moreland, who raised Lisa and nine of her own children, was next. She’d decided against the vaccine. It was too new, she thought. Plus, some members of the family had counseled her against getting the shot. At 89, they said, she was too old. In late August, she came down … Read more

New York state health care workers will no longer have religious exemption to Covid-19 vaccine mandate, court rules

New York state health care workers will no longer have religious exemption to Covid-19 vaccine mandate, court rules

The three-judge panel in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit also sent the two court cases back to the lower courts to continue.The ongoing court cases stem from former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order that all hospital and long-term care facility workers were required to get at least one dose of the vaccine … Read more

Supreme Court Won’t Block Maine’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

Supreme Court Won’t Block Maine’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

Judge Sandra L. Lynch, writing for the panel, said the regulation did not single out religion for disfavored treatment. In a 1990 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that neutral laws of general applicability that incidentally impose burdens on religion generally do not run afoul of the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty. That decision, Employment … Read more