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More U.S. employers are saying get a shot or get another job

“There’s a longstanding precedent to set workplace rules,” said Dorit Reiss, a professor who studies vaccine policy at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. “A safe workplace is important not just for the employer, but also for the employees and for the consumers.”

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin asks legislature to reconvene following mandatory vaccine for health systems

“I am calling on the Idaho Legislature to reconvene and take action to protect Idahoans from medical tyranny. No one should be forced to choose between keeping their job and undergoing an experimental medical procedure that violates their conscience.” Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin

Can employees be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho?

With three of the Treasure Valley’s healthcare providers now requiring staff and employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, many are wondering if its legal.

Q Check: Is a business asking for proof of COVID-19 vaccination a HIPAA violation? NO

HIPAA only governs certain kinds of entities – your clinician, hospital, or others in the healthcare sphere. It does not apply to the average person or to a business outside healthcare. It doesn’t give someone personal protection against ever having to disclose their health information.

MIT and Harvard engineers develop face mask that detects COVID-19

Researchers from MIT and Harvard have demonstrated a cutting-edge biosensor technology by developing a face mask that can detect SARS-CoV-2 in a wearer’s breath within just 90 minutes. The sensor technology can be programmed to detect any kind of virus or toxin and is small enough to be integrated into clothing fabrics.

What is the Delta variant and how is it altering the course of the pandemic?

“The delta variant has fundamentally changed the nature of the pandemic,”

I Regret Being Vaccinated: An Open Letter

Guilt, stress, and anxiety– all of these things have come along with being vaccinated. Fully vaccinated, that is. I was vaccinated, TWICE, and I think that I regret it.

Vital Relief – Montana tribes’ $200 Million path to alleviating a pandemic

Students in the 2021 Native News Honors Project set out to learn more about how Montana tribes responded to the coronavirus pandemic, looking specifically at how CARES Act funding was used to alleviate their most pressing issues.

U.S. agency says employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccination

U.S. companies can mandate that employees in a workplace must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on Friday.

Brazil, India COVID-19 variants reported in Montana – Cases Spiking – Variants may be more deadly, especially to children

On the same day that Gov. Gianforte signed a bill rescinding all mask mandates, two potentially more lethal variants of COVID-19 appeared in Montana, but officials didn’t warn the public as in other states.