Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

What About Aaron Rodgers? Antonio Brown’s NFL Suspension Over COVID-19 Rules Prompts Questions

NewsOne Featured Video The announcement that NFL star receiver Antonio Brown would be suspended multiple games for violating the professional football league’s COVID-19 policies drew attention to the decided disparity in punishment for all-pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ similar transgression. Both Brown and Rodgers misrepresented their vaccination statuses, but Brown received the much harsher punishment of […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Thinks Republicans Share ‘Common Ground’ With The Nation Of Islam

NewsOne Featured Video Source: OLIVIER DOULIERY / Getty Republican hot head Marjorie Taylor Greene shared an odd tweet on Nov. 8 suggesting that the Republican Party and The Nation of Isam shared “common ground” on their beliefs about the COVID-19 vaccine. Greene’s latest revelation occurred as she was visiting a prison institution in the nation’s […]

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How Access To Vaccines Could Alter The Impact Of COVID-19 For Kids

NewsOne Featured Video Elementary school children in the United States will soon have one more layer of protection to keep them safe from COVID-19. On Oct. 29, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The move came days after a tense and […]

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ICYMI: Ice Cube Turns Down $9 Million Movie Role With Sony Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

NewsOne Featured Video Source: David Becker / Getty To say the COVID-19 vaccine mandate has divided us as a nation is definitely an understatement at this point, now even affecting how Hollywood chooses its lead movie stars. Seasoned rapper/actor Ice Cube is the latest to be made an example of that theory. He recently quit […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Causes Some Parent Concerns Ahead Of Roll Out For Kids 5-11

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Fly View Productions / Getty With the FDA paving the way for children 5-11 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, it remains to be seen whether this age group will see high vaccination rates. A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests most parents may not be in a rush to […]

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Newsweek Gets Dragged For Child Vaccine Hesitancy Cover Photo That Looks Like Anti-Vax Propaganda

NewsOne Featured Video If there’s one thing this pandemic has made painfully and abundantly clear, it’s that a lot of people don’t trust the media—until the media is telling them exactly what they already want to believe.  Obviously, this was a thing long before COVID-19—as people of all demographics and ideologies are susceptible to confirmation […]

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‘Power to the People’: Floyd Mayweather Throws His Support Behind Kyrie Irving’s COVID-19 Vaccine Stance

Floyd Mayweather Comes to Kyrie Irving’s Defense Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Advertisement While it sure as hell isn’t my place to tell Kyrie to accept consultations on freedom of choice from a dude who can’t keep his hands off of women or who may or may not be a homophobe, anyone who encourages you to […]

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Fox News Couldn’t Wait to Politicize Colin Powell’s Death

Fox News Couldn’t Wait to Politicize Colin Powell’s Death G/O Media may get a commission Save $35 Clearstem Clear Kit Target breakouts and wrinkles at the same timeEach item is also free of all possible pore-cloggers and contains zero hormone disruptors. From HuffPost: Cain used the news of Powell’s death to rail against President Joe […]

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The Chicago Police Union Has Told Officers to Defy COVID-19 Vaccine and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Is Pissed

The Chicago Police Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Are Still Beefing Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates The police union continues to challenge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s mandate, so of course that means the FOP president Catanzara made his case on Fox News. “We have a profession that nobody wants to work in,” Catanzara said. “It gave us […]

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The Republican War on Vaccine Mandates Will Not End Well for Them

Democrats have struggled to regain control of the narrative, in part because they have spent most of the summer griping over a bill that has little to do with the pandemic, at least not directly. The Build Back Better Act and its accompanying infrastructure bill were designed for a post-Covid world that hasn’t yet materialized; […]

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Making a Martyr: Kyrie Irving Is Prepared to Die on His $186 Million Hill

Kyrie Irving Is Prepared to Die on His $186 Million Hill As we’ve previously reported at The Root, New York City imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandates that require proof of vaccination in order to enter arenas, gyms, restaurants, and other indoor venues. As a result of these protocols, players from the New York Knicks and Brooklyn […]

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Anti-Vax GOP Candidate Ignorantly Compares Kyrie Irving’s Vaccine Hesitancy To Magic Johnson’s HIV

NewsOne Featured Video Obviously, the worst thing about anti-vaxxers is that they are dangerous to the collective health of the general public, especially during an ongoing global pandemic. But it’s the pseudo-intellectualism and anti-intellectualism that make them insufferably annoying. It’s also the hubris in how they appear to believe they’re taking a stand against government […]

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Candace Owens Suggests ‘Extremely Overweight’ People Lack Moral ‘Authority’ To Promote Vaccine

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jason Davis / Getty In her deplorable, ongoing quest to invalidate the COVID-19 vaccine, America’s pre-eminent expert in personifying all things anti-Blackness has continued to one-up each failed attempt at logic with a desperate reach more expansive than the last. And Sunday night was no exception when Candace Owens — yes, […]

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Anti-Vaxxer Allen West Says He Has ‘COVID Pneumonia’ But That It’s ‘Not Serious’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Michele Sandberg / Getty Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West is downplaying his admitted case of “COVID pneumonia” despite being hospitalized for it on Saturday night. The ultra-conservative Republican who has not endorsed the COVID-19 vaccine tweeted about his medical status and tried to put a positive spin on what sounded like […]

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NHL Player Being Investigated For Allegedly Using A Fake Vaccine Card

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Icon Sportswire / Getty UPDATED: 10:00 a.m. ET, Oct. 7, 2021 Originally Published 9:00 a.m. Aug. 16, 2021 NHL forward  Evander Kane is under investigation for allegedly using a fake COVID-19 vaccine card. According to AP News, a source told the publication that the league investing whether Kane submitted a fake […]

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The Black-White Vaccination Gap May Be Gone but Republicans, Whites Still Hesitant

Black-White Vaccine Rate Closes. Republicans, Whites Still Most Hesitant G/O Media may get a commission It was never true. Many media outlets didn’t care enough to know that the difference in vaccination rates between African Americans and whites was a reflection of healthcare disparities, economics and—most of all—access. There are simply more health facilities in […]

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Sage Steele Calls ESPN’s COVID-19 Mandate ‘Sick’ and ‘Scary’

Sage Steele Calls ESPN’s COVID-19 Mandate ‘Sick’ and ‘Scary’ The fact that Steele is only willing to take the vaccine to keep her job, instead of using it as a preventive measure from endangering her friends, family, and colleagues is telling. But then again, we’re talking about somebody who bitched and moaned on Instagram about […]

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Notable NBA Players Who Are Against The COVID-19 Vaccine

NewsOne Featured Video CLOSE As America struggles to combat the highly transmissible Delta Variant strain, it appears as though another pandemic is slowly emerging amongst COVID-19 skeptics called anti-vaxxers. Unfortunately, some of those COVID-19 conspiracists happen to be stars we love and admire. Boxing Champ Laila Ali recently expressed her concerns over receiving the potential […]

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Notable Black Anti-Vaxxers Who Won’t Endorse The COVID-19 Vaccine

Lenox Hill Hospital Chair of Emergency Medicine Yves Duroseau receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Doctor Michelle Chester at Long Island Jewish Medical Center on December 14, 2020, in New Hyde Park on Long Island, New York. | Source: Scott Heins / Getty UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. ET, Sept. 28 Originally published Sept. 14 Public health officials […]

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Massachusetts State Troopers Are Latest Anti-Vax Public Servants To Quit Over Vaccine Mandates

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Yulia Naumenko / Getty Dozens of state troopers in Massachusetts have handed in their resignation papers following the state’s recent COVID-19 vaccine mandate, CBS reported. The state has now required the department’s employees to show proof of vaccination by the Oct. 17 deadline. State police employees could potentially risk losing their […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rips Unvaccinated, Anti-Vax NBA Players For Their ‘Arrogance’ And Hypocrisy

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Rachel Murray / Getty One of the consensus top-five greatest basketball players of all time had some strong words for the anti-vax athletes in the NBA ahead of the start of the professional hoops league’s upcoming season. Responding to the report of holdouts among NBA players who have not been vaccinated […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Who Threaten To Quit Their Jobs Over Vaccine Mandates Rarely Do, Data Shows

NewsOne Featured Video People participate in a rally and march against COVID-19 mandates on September 13, 2021, in New York City. | Source: Spencer Platt / Getty Are workplace vaccine mandates prompting some employees to quit rather than get a shot? A hospital in Lowville, New York, for example, had to shut down its maternity […]

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‘Battling COVID-Like’ Symptoms, Wayne Dupree Is Latest Anti-Vax Right-Wing Talk Show Host To Get Sick

NewsOne Featured Video A number of anti-vax right-wing talk show hosts have been not only coming down with COVID-19, but they’ve also been dying in an unfortunate trend following their expressions of doubt about or completely discrediting the COVID-19 vaccine to their millions of listeners. But in a decided departure from that growing apparent tradition, […]

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