Health Care Workers Denied COVID Vaccine Religious Exemptions Will Be Paid $10.3 Million

Health Care Workers Denied COVID Vaccine Religious Exemptions Will Be Paid $10.3 Million

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), which operates six hospitals in the Chicago area, agreed to pay approximately $10.3 million to employees who were discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in an historic class action settlement against a private employer.1 2 3 Liberty Counsel filed a class action lawsuit against […]

Higher Levels of SARS-CoV-2 Virus Detected in Some Wastewater Sites

Higher Levels of SARS-CoV-2 Virus Detected in Some Wastewater Sites

In 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with local health departments and launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) to track SARS-CoV-2 virus levels in wastewater around the country. The goal was to help health officials quickly implement policies to mitigate the spread of the virus.1 The CDC recently confirmed […]

Mayor of New York City Sued for Discriminatory ‘Key To NYC’ Vaccine Mandate

Mayor of New York City Sued for Discriminatory ‘Key To NYC’ Vaccine Mandate

New York Mayor, Eric Adams, has been sued by 18 plaintiffs including five Orthodox Jews and a Roman Catholic who are suing on behalf of their minor children over the ‘key to NYC’ vaccine mandate. The plaintiffs, who are suing the mayor in federal district court in Brooklyn, claim that the vaccine passport system is […]

Sales of Pfizer COVID-19 Biologic for 2021-2022 May Near $70 Billion

Sales of Pfizer COVID-19 Biologic for 2021-2022 May Near $70 Billion

Based on better than expected sales of its experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 COVID-19 biologic, New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc. last summer revised projected sales of its experimental drug, also known as “Comirnaty,” from $26 billion to $33.5 billion in 2021. Characterizing second-quarter sales of BNT162b2 as “remarkable,” Pfizer’s chief executive officer (CEO) Albert […]

Health Officials Launch Mobile App to Pre-Register Chicagoans for COVID-19 Vaccine

Health Officials Launch Mobile App to Pre-Register Chicagoans for COVID-19 Vaccine

Story Highlights The Chicago Department of Public Health has launched a website and a mobile device application encouraging residents to pre-register to get for a future COVID-19 vaccine. Chicago’s Mayor said the electronic database will be used to prepare plans for mass vaccination of all residents after a COVID-19 vaccine is licensed by the FDA […]