Workers at large businesses who haven’t gotten vaccinated face a federal deadline. A little-known truck driver scored an election upset. And Britain is the first nation to approve a pill to treat COVID-19.
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Workers face Biden’s Jan. 4 vaccine deadline
Workers at larger businesses will have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4, 2022, or face regular testing under federal rules released Thursday. Workers who choose the testing option may have to bear the cost and will be required to wear a face mask on the job beginning Dec. 5. “COVID-19 continues to hold back our workforce and our economy – and it will continue to do so until more Americans are vaccinated,” Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, wrote in an opinion piece for USA TODAY. The federal requirements also apply to state and local government workers in 26 states, including teachers and school staff.
A truck driver defeated a top Senate power in NJ on $10,000. Here’s how.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, one of New Jersey’s most powerful Democrats, lost his reelection bid to a little-known trucker, according to a call of the race Thursday by The Associated Press….