REPORTER: “Will you require all federal employees to get vaccinated?” BIDEN: “That’s under consideration right now.” U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday said his administration is considering a COVID vaccine requirement for all federal workers.
Such a move would be a major new step, as the White House intensifies efforts to vaccinate the tens of millions of Americans who still haven't had their shots.
BIDEN: “There’s one thing we know for sure, if those other 100 million people got vaccinated, we’d be in a very different world.
So get vaccinated.
If you haven’t, you’re not nearly as smart as I said you were.” The U.S. federal government is the country's largest employer.
Biden’s remarks at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence came as his administration's health experts advised fully vaccinated Americans to start wearing masks again in some circumstances due to the virus' fast-spreading Delta variant… and could signal a new- more aggressive - phase in the campaign to vaccinate more Americans.
And in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will require the city’s more than 300,000 employees to get vaccinated by September 13th or get tested weekly.
"This means everybody… This means obviously everyone who works in our schools, our educators and staffs, it means the NYPD, the FDNY, it means all city agencies." That model was also adopted by California Governor Gavin Newsom, who said all state employees – nearly 250,000 of them -- would be ordered to get vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.
More will be coming this week from the White House… which said in a statement the president will offer his plan for ‘next steps” on Thursday.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) talks to CNN’s Don Lemon about Democratic support for President Joe Biden’s agenda. Omar earlier called out Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, saying it was “saddening” to see them using GOP talking points.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s continued efforts to push conspiracy theories that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump even after an audit confirmed Biden’s victory in his state.
Shortage of truck drivers "not surprising after reopening post-Covid" and "Brexit has aggravated this but is not the main cause", professor of economics and public policy Jonathan Portes told Euronews.
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On Wednesday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency due to what he called a ‘historic weather event’ with record-breaking rain across the city leading to flooding and dangerous conditions on the roads.
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New York City on Tuesday became the first major U.S. city to require proof of vaccine for some indoor activities at restaurants, fitness centers and some entertainment venues. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from California and member of the January 6th committee, tells CNN’s Pamela Brown that if the four subpoenaed Trump loyalists refuse to testify, the committee is prepared to involve the Department of Justice.
A marine who enlisted at 19 years old and then went on to become a NYPD officer and detective volunteered at Ground Zero to help identify victims' remains and remembers what it was like on this somber anniversary 20 years ago.
Damon Ploncynski was just 23 years old on September 11, 2001, and less than a year on the job as a patrolman with the New York City Police Department. When he arrived at "Ground Zero" he saw a nightmare come to life.
President Biden called on state and local governments to use COVID-19 relief funds to give $100 to residents who get vaccinated and said federal workers will have to show proof of vaccination or face..