The Coronavirus

Judge blocks Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers after Texas, other states sue

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had called the mandate “an unprecedented federal vaccine decree” on health care workers.


Protesters rallied against Houston Methodist Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate outside the Baytown facility on June 7, 2021. Several employees who chose not to inoculate themselves worked their last shift that day and were facing job termination, a policy criticized by the protesters as unfair and unauthorized.

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