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US New York City Will Start Paying People to Get Vaccinated as Delta Variant Cases Surge

01:20  26 november  2021
01:20  26 november  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Washington Nationals sued by ex-employees over vaccine firing

  Washington Nationals sued by ex-employees over vaccine firing The Washington Nationals are being sued by two former employees who were fired for refusing to comply with the team’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lawrence (Larry) Pardo and Brad Holman were pitching coaches in the Nats’ organization. The two refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons and were fired by the Nats as a result. The team instituted a mandate on Aug. 12 that went into effect on Sept. 10, leading to the firing of both men.Now the two have filed a lawsuit against the club, TMZ Sports reports.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday the city will pay New Yorkers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Chirlane McCray, Bill de Blasio standing in front of a sign: New York City Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city will pay people to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Above, de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray join hundreds of police, fire, hospital, and other first responders in a ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes on July 07, 2021 in New York City. © Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images New York City Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city will pay people to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Above, de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray join hundreds of police, fire, hospital, and other first responders in a ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes on July 07, 2021 in New York City.

People who get the shot at a city-run vaccination site will receive an incentive of $100 starting Friday.

"When you get your first dose you will get a $100 incentive," the mayor said at his daily briefing. "Can't get better than that."

The Latest: Local transmission of virus variant in Scotland

  The Latest: Local transmission of virus variant in Scotland LONDON -- Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there is evidence of local transmission of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus after the country reported its first six cases. She told a news conference that not all the cases in Scotland had links to recent travel, adding that this suggests “there might already be some community transmission of this variant in Scotland.” The new cases takes the U.K.’s total to nine after three cases were identified in England over the weekend.The arrival of the variant on British shores prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to tighten restrictions on mask-wearing and testing of international arrivals to England.


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The announcement comes as a push to get more New Yorkers vaccinated amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the city caused by the highly transmittable Delta variant.

Only 54 percent of eligible New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, according to NYC Health.

This is a breaking story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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US to maintain travel restrictions due to delta variant .
The United States will keep current international travel restrictions in place for the time being due to the delta variant and rising coronavirus cases domestically, the White House said Monday."We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point for a few reasons. The more transmissible delta variant is spreading both here and around the world," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters\ Monday."Driven by the delta variant,"We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point for a few reasons. The more transmissible delta variant is spreading both here and around the world," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters\ Monday.

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