ABC 7: Long Beach soon requiring proof of vaccination inside bars, breweries and wineries

ABC 7: Long Beach soon requiring proof of vaccination inside bars, breweries and wineries. “The city of Long Beach is following Los Angeles County in requiring people to show proof of vaccination to go to indoor bars, wineries, breweries and distilleries. You will be required to show proof that you’ve gotten your first dose of the vaccine by Oct. 7 and your second dose by Nov. 4. City officials say they’ll issue a new health order by Friday to give people time to adjust.”

ABC News: Mississippi health officials warn some pregnant women have been denied COVID vaccine despite ongoing surge

ABC News: Mississippi health officials warn some pregnant women have been denied COVID vaccine despite ongoing surge. “The decision to not get vaccinated has resulted in a growing number of pregnant people ending up in intensive care wards, many severely ill with COVID-19. This worrisome uptick has been particularly evident in Mississippi, where state health officials have been sounding the alarm not only about the influx of fetal and maternal deaths, but also about several reports of pregnant women being turned away from getting the shot.”

Newswise: Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine

Newswise: Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine. ” A new poll finds strong support among older Americans for requiring health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In all, 61% of people aged 50 to 80 say the vaccine should definitely be required for all health care workers. An additional 19% say it should probably be required. The remaining 20% said no to such a requirement.”

CNN: FDA’s vaccine advisers meet to decide whether Americans need boosters

CNN: FDA’s vaccine advisers meet to decide whether Americans need boosters. “The all-day meeting will be packed with presentations. They’ll include Pfizer/BioNTech, which is arguing that there’s enough evidence of waning immunity to justify giving booster doses to people. The FDA will present its own take on the data that’s been sent to the agency so far — although written briefing materials published before the meeting suggest the agency is remaining neutral for the time being.”

Office Of The Governor News Release: State Launches Hawai’i Smart Health Card For Digital Vaccination Verification (Governor of Hawaii)

Governor of Hawaii: Office Of The Governor News Release: State Launches Hawai’i Smart Health Card For Digital Vaccination Verification. “Gov. David Ige and Doug Murdock, chief information officer, Office of Enterprise Technology Services today unveiled the state’s Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card. The card will enable individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccinations in Hawaiʻi to create a state-issued digital Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card that may be used to confirm their vaccination status to businesses and venues that require it.”

Wired: France’s vaccine passport worked – sort of

Wired: France’s vaccine passport worked – sort of. “Experts say that the months-long mass vaccinations, with extensive media coverage and a clear, beneficial impact on hospitalisations, have made the general public much less wary than it used to be, helping people accept Covid passports. In July, ahead of Macron’s announcements, the share of people who still refused to get vaccinated against Covid was down to 15-20 per cent. However, while France’s vaccine passport policy has gone down well with much of the population, the minority that opposes it is very vocal.”

From China, through Telegram: Fake Covid vaccination card market booms (NBC News)

NBC News: From China, through Telegram: Fake Covid vaccination card market booms. “The online market for fake Covid-19 vaccination cards is booming. Thousands of online sellers are claiming to offer near-perfect copies of the cards at prices that have risen sharply in recent weeks, with some now selling a single card for hundreds of dollars. While it’s unclear how many cards successfully make it to people who try to buy them, the federal government is intercepting reams of them.”

AL: Alabama Pickers, couple known for reselling and vaccine opposition, both dead of COVID

AL: Alabama Pickers, couple known for reselling and vaccine opposition, both dead of COVID. “A married Alabama couple known for their reselling videos on YouTube under the name ‘Alabama Pickers’ have both died of COVID. Dusty and Tristan Graham lived in Huntsville, where they would often post videos about various tips and tricks to reselling vintage items like clothes and home decor. They sold on eBay under the username, bama4348.”

BBC: Call for investigation of menstrual changes after Covid jabs

BBC: Call for investigation of menstrual changes after Covid jabs. “Changes to periods and unexpected vaginal bleeding after having a Covid vaccine should be investigated to reassure women, says a leading immunologist specialising in fertility. Writing in the BMJ, Dr Victoria Male, from Imperial College London, said the body’s immune response was the likely cause, not something in the vaccines.”

ABC News: Teens turn to COVID-19 vaccine advocacy as most state laws prohibit minors from being vaccinated without consent

ABC News: Teens turn to COVID-19 vaccine advocacy as most state laws prohibit minors from being vaccinated without consent. “There is a high school sophomore from Texas who wakes up at 6 a.m. on the weekends when she knows her parents are asleep, so she can secretly and quietly make calls as an ambassador for a teen pro-vaccine group, fighting off vaccine misinformation. The reason for all the cloak and dagger secrecy? The 15-year-old, who asked to be called Rain (not her real name), is the daughter of QAnon followers who hold strident views against mask wearing, social distancing and the coronavirus vaccine.”

Florida landlord says tenants must get the covid vaccine: ‘You don’t want to get vaccinated? You have to move’ (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Florida landlord says tenants must get the covid vaccine: ‘You don’t want to get vaccinated? You have to move’. “Although Gov. Ron DeSantis was vaccinated in April, the Republican has said that getting immunized is a personal choice that should be left to individuals. DeSantis has pushed against mask and vaccination mandates in businesses and schools. He has also issued executive orders banning businesses and government entities from requiring proof of vaccination. [Santiago] Alvarez’s policy, which was first reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, tests the boundaries of DeSantis’s orders as some businesses in the state attempt to enact their own coronavirus policies to combat the surge in cases. The Biden administration has urged officials in states with low vaccination rates to take a stricter stand on vaccine and mask mandates.”

CNN: US military branches set deadline for members to be vaccinated against Covid-19

CNN: US military branches set deadline for members to be vaccinated against Covid-19. “Four US military branches have set deadlines for when active-duty, reserve and National Guard service members must be vaccinated against Covid-19. The deadlines set by the services follow Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s announcement at the end of August that all US military service members must be vaccinated after the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine received full authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.”

Texas Tribune: Nearly 2 million people in Texas are overdue for a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Texas Tribune: Nearly 2 million people in Texas are overdue for a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “…a large number of Texans apparently have decided to stick with one dose of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines: 1.89 million have missed their second dose as of Sept. 6, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. More than 1 million of them are more than 90 days overdue for their second dose. That means that of those who received a first dose, 11% haven’t gotten their second shot within the recommended time frame.”