With the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 rising across the country, a growing number of education and health officials are shifting gears, calling for mandatory vaccinations among teachers and mask requirements in schools.
“For the educators, I feel strongly that if you’re eligible to get vaccinated, get vaccinated.” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona told CBS’s "Face the Nation": "We’re clearly at a fork in the road in this country.
You’re either going to help students be in school, in person, and keep them safe, or the decisions you make are going to hurt students." Randy Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second-largest teachers' union - who once said members should not be coerced into getting the shot - told NBC’s "Meet the Press" Sunday that teachers should be vaccinated, especially to protect kids under 12 who aren’t eligible for the vaccine.
And Arkansas’s Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson told "Face the Nation" he made a mistake in April when he signed a law banning mask mandates in his state.
"It was an error to sign that law, I admit that." On Friday, a judge in Arkansas blocked that ban, a move Hutchinson praised.
The U.S. has reported more than 100,000 new cases a day on average for the past two days, a six-month high, according to a Reuters tally.
Hospitalizations are the highest since last February.
Amid the surge, Florida's Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has refused to mandate masks and has blocked school districts from requiring them, despite his state leading the nation in pediatric hospitalizations based on its population.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the vice chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, speaks before voting to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has formally accepted the endorsement of Former President Donald Trump — but he also said why. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza discusses Grassley’s Senate race and how his tune about Trump has changed some.
A major figure in the Republican Party for decades, Colin Powell wanted the GOP to broaden its base and reach out to minorities. He died less than a year after saying he could “no longer call [himself] a fellow Republican.”
Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer looks back on his life and career.
The remnants of former Hurricane Nicholas continue to slowly drift across the south, while an atmospheric river event sets up across the Northwest. CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the Friday forecast.
Soggy conditions for much of the South today as a quick moving system pushes east. What is not so quick to move are the clouds over Seattle where the city has experienced a record number of days with no sunshine. Pedram Javaerhi is in to let you know when the sun will shine in both regions.
A new law in Florida is taking aim at telemarketers who call or text consumers who didn’t give written permission. Taking Action Reporter Jackie Callaway found a class-action lawsuit filed in Pinellas County will put this new rule to the test.
For the eighth week in a row, the COVID-19 case positivity rate in the Sunshine State continues to decline. It’s now sitting at 3.8% for the week of October 8. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/coronavirus/at-the-end-of-the-delta-wave-health-experts-optimistic-as-covid-cases-decline-in-florida
The CDC is currently evaluating a “test-to-stay” method in schools, where a student who may have been exposed to Covid-19 can continue to attend school in person instead of quarantining at home, as long as they test negative. CNN’s Jacqueline Howard has more.
According to the CDC, 34.4% of Latinas say they’ve experienced domestic violence at some point in their lives. Plus, some Latinos who are undocumented are concerned about reporting domestic violence because of fears of possible deportation.
According to the CDC, 12.9% of women born in America will develop some form of breast cancer during their lives. On Monday, Gov. DeSantis announced that Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis has breast cancer.
California Teachers Must Now , Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19, or Be Tested Regularly.
California is the first state in the country to mandate vaccines for all public and private school teachers..
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