The Olive Press: Madrid hospital worker masterminded database fraud to register ‘anti-vaxxers’ in Spain for Covid-19 certificates

The Olive Press: Madrid hospital worker masterminded database fraud to register ‘anti-vaxxers’ in Spain for Covid-19 certificates. “The Prensa Iberica newspaper group has discovered that the man worked as a nursing assistant at the La Paz General Hospital in Madrid. He’s accused of making over €200,000 for accessing the National Vaccination database to get hundreds of people registered for receiving Covid-19 vaccines despite not getting them because of their ‘anti-vax’ stance.”

Department of Homeland Security: DHS Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering the United States via Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals

Department of Homeland Security: DHS Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering the United States via Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals. ” Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend temporary Title 19 requirements and continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request.”

ProPublica: Vaccine Medical Exemptions Are Rare. Thousands of Nursing Home Workers Have Them.

ProPublica: Vaccine Medical Exemptions Are Rare. Thousands of Nursing Home Workers Have Them.. “Although few reasons exist for claiming a medical exemption, nearly 20,000 nursing home workers nationwide, or about 1 in 100, have obtained them, according to a ProPublica analysis of federal data. That rate is three times that of nursing home residents, a notably vulnerable group, who didn’t get the vaccine for medical reasons.”

ABC News: California to delay COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students

ABC News: California to delay COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students. “California will not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least another school year, health officials announced Thursday. The earliest the requirement would go into effect is now July 1, 2023, pending full approval by the Food and Drug Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine for children under 16 years old.”

HuffPost: Top New York Judge Not Complying With Vaccine Mandate

HuffPost: Top New York Judge Not Complying With Vaccine Mandate. “Judge Jenny Rivera, one of seven jurists on the state’s Court of Appeals, is barred from court facilities and has been working remotely since October, court officials said. She is one of four judges statewide who have been referred to the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct for being out of compliance with the mandate that applies to all court personnel.”

New York Daily News: Unvaccinated Yankees and Mets can’t play at home under current NYC rules

New York Daily News: Unvaccinated Yankees and Mets can’t play at home under current NYC rules. “Unvaccinated players on the Yankees and Mets are covered by the same private sector employer mandate that is keeping Kyrie Irving off the court in Brooklyn, a City Hall spokesperson told the Daily News. Mayor Eric Adams repealed the Key2NYC vaccine mandate covering indoor spaces like gyms, dining and entertainment on Mar. 7. But Irving remained ineligible to play under a separate regulation: A private employer mandate put in place by the de Blasio administration on Dec. 27.”

Covid: Austria suspends compulsory vaccination mandate (BBC)

BBC: Covid: Austria suspends compulsory vaccination mandate. “Austria has decided to suspend its mandate for compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for over-18s, days before it was due to start enforcing it. It was the first EU country to adopt the measure. The government now says it considers it disproportionate to the threat posed by the Omicron variant.”

Washington Post: Cities are ditching vaccine mandates to dine out and watch shows. Did they work?

Washington Post: Cities are ditching vaccine mandates to dine out and watch shows. Did they work?. “Public health officials say these rules delivered on the promise of creating safer environments and nudging at least some people to get vaccinated. Some cities, including Chicago and Philadelphia, say they are prepared to bring back vaccine mandates to combat surges. But they are wary of locking thousands out of public life in perpetuity.”

Hawaii is ditching strict entry requirements: No more COVID tests, vaccine proof or quarantine (USA Today)

USA Today: Hawaii is ditching strict entry requirements: No more COVID tests, vaccine proof or quarantine. “Hawaii is lifting its strict COVID-19 entry requirements on March 26, Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday. Travelers will no longer need to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test to bypass a mandatory quarantine. The five-day quarantine, which has applied to those who don’t show vaccine proof or a negative test, is going away, too. The state is keeping its indoor mask mandate, however.”

The Guardian: Mandatory Covid jabs dropped for NHS staff in England from mid-March

The Guardian: Mandatory Covid jabs dropped for NHS staff in England from mid-March. “Mandatory Covid-19 jabs for health and social care workers in England will be scrapped on 15 March, Sajid Javid has said, as he confirmed staff will no longer be required by law to get vaccinated. The rules came into force for care home staff in November, and had been due to be introduced for frontline NHS and wider social care staff in regulated settings from 1 April.”

The Verge: Google won’t fire or suspend unvaccinated employees, but they need approval to visit the office

The Verge: Google won’t fire or suspend unvaccinated employees, but they need approval to visit the office. “Google is no longer requiring its US-based workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to CNBC. ‘We’re not enforcing vaccination requirements as a condition of employment for US office workers at this time,’ Google spokesperson Lora Lee Erickson said in a statement to The Verge after we first published this article…. However, a policy that requires staffers to be vaccinated to return to the office is still in effect.”