Tag: Vaccine Mandates

In-N-Out Refuses to Be ‘Vaccination Police’ in Move Against Mandate

(Photo by James Leynse / Corbis via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. In-N-Out just gave people from California one more reason to shut up about how it’s the best fast-food chain in the world.  The burger chain’s only location in San Francisco temporarily closed on October […]

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Sports Reporting Is Broken

For most of the last month, the biggest story in the NBA has been a mystery: Why hasn’t Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving been vaccinated against Covid-19? Irving, who at this point reporters are practically required by law to describe as “mercurial,” has been outspoken about many issues, from racial justice to flat earth theories. […]

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The Anti-Vax Movement Can’t Wait for Kyrie Irving to Be Its Idol

Kyrie Irving during a June 7, 2021 game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclay’s Center, Brookly, NY. Photo via Getty Images. The Brooklyn Nets and their star player, Kyrie Irving, have continued an awkward dance this week: Irving doesn’t want to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and Nets leadership desperately doesn’t want to keep him off […]

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Service Workers Are Now Frontline Public Health Enforcers

Service work, like all work, has changed during the pandemic in ways both dramatic and mundane. When indoor dining shut down, bartenders became waitstaff for hastily built outdoor venues. (“We got the smallest taste of what people deal with, as far as the rudeness and entitlement and disregard for our safety,” said Zoë Beery, who […]

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Jen Psaki Had Some Choice Words For ‘Expert’ Ted Cruz After He Tried To Trash Vaccine Mandates

Who doesn’t enjoy dunking on Ted Cruz? Everyone does it, even stars of his favorite movie, and he never seems to mind nor does he learn from his countless humiliations. On Tuesday, it was Jen Psaki’s turn to roll her eyes at the Texas senator, who has been once again speaking ill of the vaccine […]

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Proud Boy Rabbi Promises Religious Exemptions for COVID Vaccine

Asher Meza seen in a video from CPAC Dallas. Screenshot via YouTube.  A Proud Boy rabbi—yes, you read that right—is offering to sign religious exemption forms for people who don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccination.  Asher Meza, who hails from South Florida, posted a video for his 11,000 subscribers on YouTube last week saying […]

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Police Unions’ Latest Grievance: Vaccine Mandates

The refusal to abide by vaccine mandates should be seen as yet another attempt to entrench police unions’ authority. The rationale for the protests over vaccine—and mask—mandates is remarkably consistent. Cops simply don’t want to be told what to do—and they’re perfectly willing to issue not-so-veiled threats. At a recent council hearing in Leesburg, Virginia, […]

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New York’s Largest Hospital System Just Fired 1,400 Unvaccinated Workers

Hundreds gather outside the Department of Education in Brooklyn and march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest vaccination mandate during “Freedom Rally” in New York City, United States on October 4, 2021. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The deadlines for some workers […]

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The Baffling Legal Standard Fueling Religious Objections to Vaccine Mandates

When people apply for a religious exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine, they are stepping into a legal world shaped by Seeger. Even though that case was technically just about the interpreting the draft act, it quickly began to influence religious freedom in many other arenas. For example, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) evaluates […]

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Vaccine Mandates and the God-Given Right to Spread Covid

It’s unclear exactly how these religious exemptions—and all the complexities that come with them—will unfold in the courts. Laws vary from state to state, and even the federal government is playing catch-up. “An agency may be required to provide a reasonable accommodation to employees who communicate to the agency that they are not vaccinated against […]

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Vaccine Mandates Being Considered By Auto Industry, UAW

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