8.16.22 – “Jill Biden Has Covid, Takes Paxlovid, Big Hospital System Loses Lawsuit to Workers” – by Donna Garner –


8.16.22 – Fox News


“First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19
by Greg Norman

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"The First Lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms," her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement. "She has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid and, following CDC guidance, will isolate from others for at least five days." 

The positive test comes after the 71-year-old "began to develop cold-like symptoms" late Monday night, according to her office. 

"She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive," Alexander added. 

President Joe Biden, 79, first tested positive for the coronavirus on July 21, before testing negative for a few days and then testing positive again on July 30 in what was described by his doctor as a "rebound" case.

 White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday in the wake of the announcement that "the President tested negative for COVID this morning on an antigen test.  


8.16.22 – Dallas Morning News – AP

“Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild’ symptoms”

By The Associated Press

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House announced Tuesday.

She had been vacationing with President Joe Biden in South Carolina when she began experiencing symptoms on Monday. She has been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid and will isolate at the vacation home for at least five days.

Joe Biden tested negative for the virus on Tuesday morning, the White House said, but would be wearing a mask indoors for 10 days in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. He recovered from a rebound case of the virus on Aug. 7.

8.16.22 – Fox News

“Health Care Workers Win $10M Settlement Over Hospitals’ COVID Vaccine Mandate – Big Wakeup Call”

By Amy Nelson

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Some Chicago health care employees are set to receive financial payouts after winning a settlement against NorthShore University HealthSystem over the company's COVID vaccine mandate. 

NorthShore will be required to pay $10.3 million to employees who were denied religious exemptions.

Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, was behind the settlement. Staver explained on  "Fox & Friends" Tuesday that NorthShore implemented a "jab or job" policy, meaning employees were required to get the vaccine or be terminated.

"All of them were denied religious accommodations," Staver told host Will Cain. "It was literally no religious accommodation, which they're required to do under the federal employment law called Title VII."

Staver explained that Title VII applies to both private and public employers and requires that sincere religious beliefs be accommodated.

NorthShore employees who were terminated or forced to resign will receive $25,000 and those who were forced to get the vaccine will receive $3,000 as part of the settlement. 

Staver said NorthShore resisted the lawsuit at the start of the process.

"But as we went more into discovery, it was pretty clear they didn't have a basis and they would lose big time," he said.

Staver said that, in addition to financial payouts, NorthShore will also have to change its policy. 

"There will no longer be a no religious accommodation policy. Every position will be accommodated," he said. "All the people can come back with no loss of seniority or job status."

Staver said he believes the case will have a broad impact.

"It's a big wakeup call to employers across the country that did not do these accommodations as they're required under Title VII," he said.

"And I think it's an encouragement for the employees that were abused and lost their jobs or threatened to lose their jobs, and some of them retirement, that they can pursue justice."