Author: Charlotte Pence Bond

California Joins New Mexico In Requiring Booster Shots For Healthcare Workers

As information continues to spread about the new Omicron variant, some states are beginning to require booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers.  On Tuesday, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California will be making its healthcare workers get additional shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. In an evening tweet, Newsom wrote, “BREAKING: California …

Rite Aid Shutting Down More Than 60 Stores

On Tuesday, the drugstore chain Rite Aid announced it will be shutting down a minimum of 63 stores. According to CNBC, the chain said it will be closing the stores due to a continuing review and it expects to discover more stores to shut down in the coming months.  The company released its earnings report, …

Christian Group: 12 Missionaries Escaped From Haitian Gang

Missionaries abducted by a Haitian gang in October escaped their captors, according to the group’s Christian ministry organization.  Twelve of the 17 members of the group reportedly evaded the notorious 400 Mawozo gang to find freedom.  The Washington Post reported:  The 12 missionaries prepared overnight — putting on their shoes, packing water in their clothes …

Biden Admin Asks Supreme Court To Restore Healthcare Worker Federal Vaccine Mandate

On Thursday, the Biden administration asked the Supreme Court to get involved in recent court orders blocking the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in several states and instead allow the requirement to take effect. In the request, the Biden administration said it was exercising its “express statutory authority” and was protecting Medicare and …

FDA To Make Abortion Pills Available Through The Mail

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed restrictions from the distribution of the abortion pill, allowing it to be given out in different settings rather than the method by which it has been issued in the past. The FDA stated: After conducting a review of the single, shared system Risk Evaluation and …

France Restricts Travel With Britain Over Omicron Cases

France announced that it will not allow any nonessential travel to and from Britain due to cases of the Omicron variant in the region. As The New York Times reported: Jean Castex, France’s prime minister, said in a statement that, “faced with the extremely rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the United Kingdom,” the …