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White House to announce more COVID-19 measures this week despite vaccine mandate backlash

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Despite the massive backlash against President Joe Biden’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Biden administration is set to announce more coronavirus measures this week, according to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

Last week, the administration announced that it would mandate the vaccine via the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), meaning employers with over 100 workers would have to force staff to get the vaccine or face massive fines — $14,000 per violation.

This prompted a wave of resistance from Americans, from the blue-collar class all the way up to politicians.

19 governors and two attorney generals asserted they would attempt to block the mandate through the courts.

“I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wrote last week.

However, despite the rebellion, the Biden administration seems to be doubling down, with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy revealing that there will be more measures announced before the U.N. General Assembly meets this week.

“There will be more actions that we continue to work on, especially in the global front,” said Murthy.

“What the president and what all of us have said as public health leaders from the earliest part of this pandemic is that we have to use every level of government, and we all in the private sector have to do everything we can to tackle this virus,” Murthy said. “The requirements the president announced are an example of that.”

In a separate interview with ABC News, Murthy claimed that vaccine mandates such as the one enforced by Tyson Foods increase vaccine uptake.

However, others insist that the mandates will actually harden resistance.

“This is going to harden opposition,” said former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. “Sometimes when you’re a leader, you have to go in and use a sledgehammer. And I’ve been known to do that when I was governor. Sometimes it’s appropriate, but this one was not the time to do it. We have to be persuasive, we have to continue to persuade.”

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson echoed Christie’s sentiment, asserting, “We’re all together in trying to get an increased level of vaccination out in the population. The problem is that I’m trying to overcome resistance. But the president’s actions in a mandate hardens the resistance.”

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‘Money plays a big part’: Audio reveals Miami Beach mayor, developers planning re-do of Ocean Drive

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla.  Miami Beach voters are being asked to stop alcohol sales at 2 a.m. instead of 5 a.m.

Proponents of the measure backed by Mayor Dan Gelber link the three-hour rollback with stopping crime and chaos on South Beach.

But, in a private Zoom call last month, Gelber met with developers to court their support for a wholesale re-do of Ocean Drive and the entertainment district.

Spearheading the meeting and solicitations for money was former Miami Beach mayor and businessman Philip Levine.

Read more from ABC Miami.

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Proud Boys continue to make mark and show growth in Miami, with latest rise coming from their assistance in getting Art Acevedo fired

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Art Acevedo, whom Miami Mayor Francis Suarez dubbed the “Tom Brady” and “Michael Jordan” of police chiefs, has been defeated, after City of Miami commissioners voted unanimously to fire the top cop of the Miami Police Department (MPD) — and it came with a little help from an unlikely source: the mainstream right-wing Proud Boys.

During a grueling hours-long commission hearing on Thursday, an attorney for City Manager Art Noriega called witnesses to testify to eight reasons Noriega had outlined for why he suspended Acevedo on Monday and why commissioners should vote to dismiss the police chief who rode into town on a metaphorical mayoral parade float a mere six months ago.

From a joke that the MPD was run by the “Cuban Mafia” to a suggestion on Spanish-language radio that the city should force officers to get vaccinated, Noriega’s eight-point list of alleged transgressions also included an “ill-advised interaction” with a civilian — one that prompted Acevedo to request that Noriega issue him a formal reprimand.

Read more from the Miami New Times.

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World Economic Forum unveils COVID-19 passport that uses blood test markers to determine vaccination status

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The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) so-called COVIDPass will use blood test markers to determine whether a person has taken the COVID-19 vaccination or not.

The WEF COVID passport proposal is based on a blood sample – not documentation provided by a doctor – tied to a QR code to prove you have been vaccinated.

“Users will have their blood screened at an approved COVIDPass laboratory before being issued with a secure QR health visa code via their phone, which they can present at airline check-ins, borders, or event entrances,” the WEF promo video states.

The video goes on to insist that its COVIDPass doesn’t use “tracing technology” and that using blood test data is “100% reliable” in ensuring that “only non-infectious people” can travel across borders.

The WEF failed to elaborate exactly on what substance in an individual’s blood would indicate their vaccination status.

“The WEF proposal is based on a blood sample, or a blood test, to prove you have been vaccinated. The only way that is possible is if the vaccine itself carries some form of marker that permanently stays (at a cellular level) in your body which can then be detected in a blood test,” The Conservative Treehouse reported.

“If the vaccine does not leave an identifiable marker or imprint in your blood, then a blood test for vaccinated status would not be possible.”

The WEF promo also fails to mention that if one refuses to eventually get a COVID passport, their lives will effectively be cut off from society.

In August, the WEF had also entertained a biometric surveillance method that would detect an individual’s unique heartbeat signature to track and trace their movements in the name of public health.

All of these proposals from the World Economic Forum are a part of their ‘The Great Reset’ program.

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