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This picture taken on March 1, 2021 shows a view of the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), part of Destroyer Squadron 2, arriving in Port Sudan. Commander Lucian Kins has been relieved of duty. While an official spokesperson said Kins lost the confidence of superior officers for refusing a “lawful order,” anonymous officials told Associated Press it was because his COVID-19 vaccine religious exemption was denied, yet he still refused injection.
Fired Navy Destroyer Commander Allegedly Refused COVID-19 Vaccine
A commanding officer for a U.S. Navy destroyer has been removed from his position, allegedly a result of refusing to comply with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine mandates. Commander Lucian Kins, second in command of...
People queue to enter a market, where the flow of people is managed in an attempt to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Singapore on October 9, 2021.
Singapore Sees ‘Unusual Surge’ in COVID-19 Cases
Despite being one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, Singapore is seeing a continued surge in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The situation has left experts baffled. On Oct. 27, the country’s health...
Florida has one of the lowest COVID-19 infections in the United States despite not implementing strict pandemic restrictions.
Florida Registers Lowest COVID-19 Infection Rate in America, State Sues Biden
For months, pro-vaccination groups have been criticizing the state of Florida and its governor, Ron DeSantis, for what they believe were lax pandemic measures. However, recent data shows that Florida is doing quite well in...
Britain's Health Secretary Sajid Javid (R) and UK Health Security Agency Chief Executive Jenny Harries attend a press conference inside the Downing Street Briefing Room in central London on October 20, 2021.
COVID-19 Infection Rates Higher for Vaccinated Than Unvaccinated in UK
A recent UK Health Security Agency study showed the unvaccinated had more robust protection against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection than the vaccinated, raising questions about the legal basis of vaccine passports. The study tabulated...
Cargo transportation companies are worried that Biden's vaccine mandate will complicate the labor situation in the U.S.
Transportation Companies Warn Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Will Worsen Worker Shortage
In September, President Joe Biden ordered all private companies and federal contractors employing more than 100 workers to impose Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine mandates. The controversial order has been heavily opposed by several businesses...
COVID-19 vaccination status may soon be used to divide members of society in New Zealand.
Green-Orange-Red: New Zealand PM Advocates Discrimination Based on Vaccination Status
The Prime Minister (PM) of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that she is planning to create a two-tiered society based on vaccination status against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Ardern had recently unveiled a new...
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Viral Infections and Deaths Rise in Russia, Putin Orders Citizens to Stay Home for a Week
Russia is once again grappling with a surge in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. In the past three weeks, the country has repeatedly had record-high numbers of infections and deaths. To tackle the crisis, Moscow...
The Gates foundation plans to make molnupiravir available to nations with lower incomes.
Gates Foundation Announces $120 Million to Distribute Merck COVID-19 Drug in Underdeveloped Countries
On Oct. 19, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it would be setting aside 120 million dollars to ensure Merck’s experimental Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) drug, molnupiravir, is made available to people in...
The Shijiazhuang railway station was empty during the spring festival travel season because of COVID-19 on Jan. 27, 2021 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China.
North China Imposes COVID-19 Lockdowns, Leaked Documents Suggest Preparing for Large Outbreaks
After a few Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases were reported in China’s northern regions, authorities swiftly implemented lockdown measures in these places. The lockdowns are part of a “zero tolerance” national policy, in which areas...
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (R) greets French Senator Alain Richard (L) at the Presidential Office in Taipei on October 7, 2021.
French Visit to Taiwan Sparks Beijing Aggression
On Oct. 6, French senators landed in Taiwan to engage in negotiations with Republic of China (ROC) President Tsai Ing-wen, ignoring warnings from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The French delegation The delegation that visited...
A protester burns a QR code during a rally against the mandatory COVID-19 health pass in front of the Council of Ministers in Sofia on October 20, 2021.
Bulgaria Mandates Vaccine Pass for Leisure Activities, Less Than a Quarter of Population Vaccinated
Bulgarian Health Minister Stoicho Katsarov issued a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-pass mandate for most leisure activities beginning Oct. 21 in an attempt to increase the nation's low vaccination rate. 76.4 percent of the country’s 7...
A man is restrained by police as demonstrators take part in a protest on September 10, 2021 in Vilnius, Lithuania against their government's Covid-19 policies, which include an attempt to introduce a mandatory health pass for access to cafes, shops, public transportation vehicles and other venues.
When the Government Turns Hostile: Life for the Unvaccinated Made Virtually Impossible in Lithuania
In a desperate outcry for help, a Lithuanian man shared his insights on social life in his homeland—or lack thereof for the unvaccinated and those without a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine passport. Known as...