(Newsbusters) — There was a surprisingly positive COVID story on Saturday’s Today. NBC reporter Shaquille Brewster said the doctors have found that large crowds in open-air stadiums this fall are NOT super-spreader events.
“For weeks crowds in the tens of thousands, mostly unmasked have sat side by side now cheering on their teams at the halfway point of the season,” Brewster reported.
“All while doctors warned of games becoming potential super spread events. A frightening prospect at the time with hospitals already on the brink.”
NBC even dared to show Joy Reid and Dr. Fauci being wrong with their fears on MSNBC!
JOY REID: As soon as I saw it, I thought COVID is about to have a feast. What did you think?
Dr. ANTHONY FAUCI: I thought the same thing. I think it’s really unfortunate.
BREWSTER: But it never happened. Covid cases, hospitalizations, and deaths now all down nationwide.
[To Doctor] Do those scenes of those packed crowds give you less anxiety than they did back in September?
Dr. HIREN POKHARNA: It does. It definitely gives me less anxiety at that time as I see an increased number of vaccinated people. And a decrease, in the dwindling numbers. For sure.
BREWSTER: Cases are now in steep decline in every college football state across the South, including Florida where hospitalizations fell 64% last month. Even as some 90,000 fans packed the Gator Stadium.
Dr. CINDY PRINZ: You see it on TV and it looks really scary because we’re not used to seeing that anymore. But in reality I think the exposure isn’t as great as we think it is.
BREWSTER: Doctors crediting games in open air venues, a vaccination bump during the surge, and natural immunity after Delta swept through younger populations.— Article continues below Petition —BOYCOTT United over religious and medical COVID vaccine exemptionsShow Petition Text21730 have signed the petition.Let's get to 22500!Thank you for signing this petition!Add your signature:Show Petition Text
PETITION UPDATE (9/27/21) -
United has agreed to put off its threatened COVID vaccine mandate for another 2 weeks, as proceedings came to a screeching halt in federal court last Friday.
Mark Paoletta, a partner at Schaerr Jaffe representing the plaintiffs, was quoted by Breitbart as saying:
"Now everyone can follow the court’s decision to take the time and care needed to carefully consider the legitimate claims our clients have as we seek a solution that allows United to take necessary steps to combat COVID-19 while respecting the civil rights of valuable employees who have sincere religious objections or medical conditions that make them unable to take the vaccine."
While this appears to be a lessening of tensions and possibly a step in the right direction, we must wait till the case resumes on October 15 to see if United will scrap their draconian mandate.
In the meantime, we must continue to apply pressure on United.
So, please continue to SIGN and SHARE this pledge to boycott the airline giant for threatening to impose harsh measures - including forced unpaid leave - in order to coerce employees with religious or medical objections to the vaccine to take the jab.
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United Airlines is accused of not respecting the religious and medical COVID vaccine exemptions which the company offered to employees who cannot, in good conscience or health, take the vaccine.
2,000 employees of the industry giant are represented in two court cases which have been initiated to stop United from laying-off or indefinitely furloughing workers who have sought COVID vaccine exemptions.
Please SIGN this BOYCOTT of United and send the airline a stong message that you will not support the implementation of these draconian measures.
Many United Airlines employees have sincerely held religious objections to taking the COVID vaccines, while other employees have been told by their doctors not to take the vaccine due to health concerns.
The religious and medical rights of these employees must be respected, and, will hopefully be vindicated by the courts.
But, airlines are for-profit businesses, and apart from the legal incentives, there must also be financial incentives for them to respect their employees' religious and medical rights, and, indeed, the same rights of all Americans.
And, that's why we are calling for a boycott.
The CEO of United Airlines, Scott Kirby, and HR Manager, Kate Gebo, need to understand that the American public will not support businesses who force their employees or customers to violate their religious beliefs or their doctors' recommendations.
Of course, this is totally unnecessary.
United could simply make reasonable accommodations for their employees who are claiming either a religious or medical exemption.
But, until United adopts that policy, we are asking you to consider boycotting the "unfriendly skies" and find another airline for your travel needs. By doing so, you will meaningfully stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these aggrieved United employees.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition to boycott United Airlines over the company's failure to respect religious and medical COVID vaccine exemptions for its employees.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Pilots seek restraining order against United Airlines’ ‘unlawful, life-threatening, vaccine-mandate’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pilots-seek-restraining-order-against-united-airlines-unlawful-life-threatening-vaccine-mandate/
'United Airlines will put employees with religious, medical COVID vaccine exemptions on unpaid leave' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/739949/
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Nick Geddes at Outkick suggested as the NBA and NHL kick into gear, “Be on the lookout for more fearmongering to take place once Fauci and other doctors see the looks of maskless faces across indoor venues.”
Reprinted with permission from NewsBusters.