Joe Biden has suffered a series of severe blows to his popularity, most recently the shambolic retreat of US troops from Afghanistan. With the ongoing rise of new coronavirus infections and pressure on the southern border, Mr Biden has been warned he faces increasing risks to his polling numbers in the coming months. Asked whether the situation is going to improve for Mr Biden, Republicans Overseas Vice-President Dr Jan Halper-Hayes told GB News: “No, he’s not.
“It’s going to get worse.
“I mean, I’m being serious, not because of my political affiliation or anything like that.
“Where he’s really hurting is with the independents. And when you start losing the independents, your poll numbers are going to keep going down.
“It has been the fact he did not get coronavirus under control like he promised. Afghanistan, the independents care about that but the issue is more our border.”
Dr Halper-Hayes continued: “And our border is going nuts.
“We’ve got measles coming in, we’ve got TB coming in, and where all Americans have to wear masks and be vaccinated, none of the illegal aliens coming in are required to even have a health test.”
For weeks, Haitians have been fleeing economic, political, and social chaos in their Caribbean homeland, with many thousands still on the move in Central America and Mexico, in the hope of a better life in the United States.
Thousands have fanned out across northern Mexico in recent weeks, spurring concern among officials that mass crossings such as those seen in Ciudad Acuna could happen elsewhere.
A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Cincinnati, Ohio-area healthcare provider could require its employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their job, in what appears to be the first ruling of its kind for a private employer in the United States.
The employees of St. Elizabeth Healthcare failed to establish that their individual liberties were being violated by the vaccine requirement of the hospital operator, which has the right to set employment terms, said U.S. District Judge David Bunning in Covington, Kentucky.
Employer vaccine requirements have spawned numerous lawsuits, although most are still in the initial stages.
A federal judge in June dismissed a lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital under Texas wrongful termination law.
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The class action on behalf of St. Elizabeth employees was based in part on concerns about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, among other claims.
Those suspicions cannot override the law, said Bunning.
“If an employee believes his or her individual liberties are more important than legally permissible conditions on his or her employment, that employee can and should choose to exercise another individual liberty, no less significant the right to seek other employment,” wrote Bunning.
President Biden had called for booster shots against the novel coronavirus to begin this week for all people once they were eight months out from vaccination, pending regulators’ approval.
But the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only this week cleared the way for a subset, though they did broaden the time frame for eligibility by two months.
Biden administration officials have said they would follow the science on additional vaccines and had set the week of September 20 as a goal in order to prepare for more inoculations.