Unicorn bar owner Adam Heimstadt said he didn’t think local health officials went far enough with just a mask suggestion. When his Capitol Hill bar reopens Friday, Heimstadt will require all patrons to show the doorman their COVID-19 vaccine card along with ID to drink at his bar. “I wish this was a mandate for all bars,” he said. “We need to all join together to require a vaccine card. It’s the only way. If some place does not do it, the people are just going to go to that bar and possibly get someone sick.”
“It’s just a big bummer,” Heimstadt said. “We all want to get out of this pandemic.”
(Another popular bar on Capitol Hill, The Doctor’s Office recently posted on Facebook that starting on August 1, it will require “proof of full vaccination or a negative test within 48” hours for entry.)
President Biden will announce MANDATORY VACCINES for all federal workers and contractors!
Washington: I was supposed to meet up with my friend Hugo this weekend, but that won’t be happening anymore.
Hugo, a 28-year old architect who lives in New York, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated with Moderna for three months.
A day later another friend in New York, who was vaccinated with Johnson&Johnson, also tested positive for the virus.
Such “breakthrough” infections among the vaccinated remain rare, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But it’s clear they are becoming increasingly common in the US as the Delta variant spreads across the country.
— Haley Messenger (@HaleyMess) July 28, 2021
As the Biden administration prepares to make vaccines mandatory for all federal workers, and the CDC Director hints at ‘health passes‘ to be able to function in society, the nation’s largest union boss says that the AFL-CIO supports mandatory vaccines for workers.
In comments to C-SPAN‘s “The Washington Journal,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said “Yes we do” when asked if the organization supported vaccine mandates. “If you are coming back into the workplace, you have to know what’s around you.”
Earlier this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to require that all its medical facility employees receive the jab, while President Biden on Tuesday announced that a mandate for federal employees is “under consideration right now” (with news orgs today reporting it’s all but certain).
Geraldo Rivera, now the voice of reason on Fox’s The Five, has continually raged against this talking point. In fact, the pundit said on Wednesday that anyone unvaxxed people expecting to cross his door could expect a kick in the ass.
After host Katie Pavlich whined about vaccine passports, Rivera responded, “I think less of people who are not vaccinated. I think it’s an arrogant, selfish, reckless act. I have five grandchildren, all under the age of 12, who are susceptible to someone sneezing on them.”
Geraldo continued, “I think it is absolutely so selfish, that it is appalling. Sometimes the government has to tell, not ask. The government has to tell right now. I want people to have to show, when I go to the bar, I want to know everybody is vaccinated. Or have the test. Here is my negative test, here it is, and every week it has to be updated.”
Geraldo doubles down, if you come into my house unvaccinated, I'll kick your ass. pic.twitter.com/TQJ0atcHmf
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) July 28, 2021
CHICAGO — The hordes of people expected to descend on Chicago’s Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival this week will be required to show proof that they’ve been vaccinated for covid-19 or tested negative for the disease within the last three days.
The four-day festival starts Thursday and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees. After missing last summer because of the threat of the coronavirus, it will easily be Chicago’s largest gathering since the pandemic started, and one of the country’s.
This year’s festival will look very different than in the past. To gain entry, attendees will have to present their vaccination cards or a printed copy of a negative covid-19 test that is no more than 72 hours old. That means that anyone with a four-day pass who isn’t vaccinated will have to get tested twice. Furthermore, anyone who isn’t vaccinated will have to wear a mask.
New: @NYCMayor is announcing a new vaccination incentive. If you walk into a city vaccination site and get the shot, you will receive $100 dollars. It starts Friday.
— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) July 28, 2021