New York hospitals fire, suspend staff who refuse COVID vaccine

New York hospitals fire, suspend staff who refuse COVID vaccine

NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – New York hospitals on Monday began firing or suspending healthcare workers for defying a state order to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and resulting staff shortages prompted some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries or curtail services.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference the city’s hospitals were … Read more

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Police in Melbourne fired pepper balls and rubber pellets on Tuesday to disperse about 2,000 protesters who defied stay-at- home orders to damage property, block a busy freeway and injure three officers, leading to more than 60 arrests.It was the second day of demonstrations in the locked-down Australian city after … Read more