*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
+ NVN: In response to lower COVID-19 hospitalizations at the facility and an ample supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Providence has expanded its visitation policies at facilities in Southwest Washington.
+ South Sound Business: Products with Purpose Alaffia is the name of Tchala’s Olympia-based hygiene care company
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
The Guardian (UK): [Australia’s Northern Territory] NT communities of Binjari and Rockhole in hard lockdown as Covid outbreak expected to worsen – Australian defence force called in to help with transferring positive cases and close contacts
Associated Press: Protests erupt over virus rules in Austria, Italy, Croatia
U.S. Dept. of Labor: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is suspending implementation and enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for organizations with 100 or more employees. The federal court ordered OSHA “take no steps to implement or enforce” the mandate “until further court order.”
Associated Press: Official: More than 90% of fed workers got shots by deadline [Ed. note: That means 350,000 of 3,500,000 did not!]
National Vaccine Information Center: Found 2,620 cases where the Vaccine is COVID19 and there was vaccine exposure during pregnancy, the pregnant patient miscarried, reported Nov. 12th (“The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccine science, policy, law and the ethical principle of informed consent.”)
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
NBC News: ‘An invisible hazard’: Warming cities hire chief heat officers to tackle growing threat – Los Angeles joins Phoenix and Miami-Dade County in Florida in creating roles to center the risks of extreme heat.
NBC News: Cuomo’s conduct while in office was ‘extremely disturbing,’ N.Y. Assembly finds – The report concluded Cuomo used state employees to produce his book and downplayed Covid nursing home deaths. It also found “overwhelming” evidence for sexual harassment allegations against him.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
NBC News: Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Alex Jones, Roger Stone and other Trump allies – The committee’s new batch of subpoenas is in connection with a rally held near the Capitol shortly before a pro-Trump mob stormed the building in early January.
The Washington Post: RNC agrees to pay some of Trump’s legal bills in N.Y. criminal investigation
Bloomberg: Trump’s former fixer [Michael Cohen] is unleashed, and ready to make money [“I make this promise: I may have been prosecuted — and right now I am the only one (Trump confidants imprisoned) — but I will not be the only one at the end,” he said during an appearance on CNN Newsroom.]
Dallas Morning News: ‘Undeniably a cult’: Fringe QAnon group remains in Dallas, awaiting JFK Jr’s arrival – on the 58th anniversary of his father’s death