TEDDY DANIELS (GUEST): If you’ve had that conversation with your doctor and you feel a vaccine is the best route for you, go for it, cool. But for those that don’t that’s also cool, you know, let people live their lives.
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Wait, but shouldn’t we kill people who don’t want to get the vaccine?
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department warned judges Monday that at least 17 Capitol riot defendants may be “effectively without counsel” after the prominent right-wing attorney who represents them was reportedly hospitalized in potentially serious condition.
In a filing Monday, the DOJ said attorney John Pierce, of the California-based firm Pierce Bainbridge, had been out of contact and had missed multiple court hearings since August 23. An associate, Ryan Marshall, who has been appearing in Pierce’s place told a judge last week he believed Pierce was “ill with COVID-19, on a ventilator, and unresponsive,” according to the DOJ. The agency notes another of Pierce’s associates allegedly told NPR he was not on a ventilator, however, and claimed he was suffering from dehydration and exhaustion.
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County School District will now require masks for teachers and students, eliminating the opt-out form.
The school superintendent made the announcement Monday. The new COVID-19 protocol will go into effect for 30 days and will start on Sept. 1.
School officials said if students or staff don’t wear masks, they will follow the same process used last year as well as provide options for families if this is an ongoing issue. There could be disciplinary actions depending on the situation. Employees will have progressive discipline that will be addressed if they don’t follow the mandate.
There will be a medical opt-out for the mask mandate, Lee school officials confirmed. A letter on this is expected to go out to parents Tuesday after more discussion.
Physical fights were seen being broken up outside of the district’s headquarters after the mask mandate was announced.
Top YouTube comment: “Imagine being this irate about masks, but not school shootings.”
Hey assshole, maybe the rest of us who don’t believe in the magic man in the sky would like to be able to go to a fucking grocery store without worrying about being infected and robbed of our lives and seeing our loved ones. WTF is wrong with these people?
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves believes religion has a lot to do with the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a Thursday, Aug. 26, fundraiser at the Eads home of Shelby County Election Commission Chairman Brent Taylor, Reeves spoke to several dozen Republicans.
“I’m often asked by some of my friends on the other side of the aisle about COVID … and why does it seem like folks in Mississippi and maybe in the Mid-South are a little less scared, shall we say,” Reeves said.
“When you believe in eternal life — when you believe that living on this earth is but a blip on the screen, then you don’t have to be so scared of things,” he said, but added: “Now, God also tells us to take necessary precautions.
Eric Clapton, a staunch critic of measures designed to tackle the Covid pandemic, has released a song entitled This Has Gotta Stop.
While the song does not directly mention lockdown measures or vaccines, the musician has performed on anti-vaccine songs in recent months. His latest offering has been interpreted by some as an attack on the measures recommended by health officials.
“I can’t take this BS any longer, It’s gone far enough, You want to claim my soul, you’ll have to come and break down this door,” Clapton sings. Other lyrics include: “I knew that something was going on wrong, When you started laying down the law, I can’t move my hands, I break out in sweat.”
Clapton has previously talked about the negative reaction he had to a vaccine dose he received. According to Rolling Stone, he said: “I took the first jab of AZ [AstraZeneca] and straight away had severe reactions which lasted 10 days … The reactions [to the second] were disastrous. My hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again.”
He referred to extensive scientific research, which has found the vaccines on offer in the UK to be safe and save lives, as “propaganda”. Clapton has also said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination.