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Tuesday August 24th, 2021 day edition

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Dallas-based Texas Instruments will require all of its U.S. employees and contractors to get the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 29 or face losing their jobs, according to an internal company email obtained by D Magazine.

“In light of the accelerating spread of new variants, we are requiring our U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19,” a company spokesperson confirmed Monday.

“We have no greater responsibility to our employees than to provide a safe work environment.

Now more than ever, vaccination remains the number one defense against the spread of COVID-19 and is the best way to protect our employees and our community.”.

Texas Instruments joins a growing number of employers instituting or considering vaccine mandates as the delta variant of the virus continues to upend anything like a full return to the pre-pandemic “normal.”.

Many healthcare providers, including Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources, already require workers to be vaccinated.

But Texas Instruments is perhaps the most notable case so far of a major North Texas employer instituting a vaccine mandate for all of its U.S. employees. »

Top epidemiologist resigns from Ontario's COVID-19 science table, alleges withholding of 'grim' projections

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His resignation comes two days after he tweeted that the science table had "important modelling work that projects a grim fall" and implied its publication had been intentionally delayed.

The table has strongly refuted that it is purposefully withholding projections for the fall.

There appear to be some rumours that the Science Advisory Table is withholding a consensus model of COVID-19 in the Fall. »

Jan. 6 investigation will seek phone records related to attack, including lawmakers

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The letters would seek voluntary compliance with their investigation before the committee would issue subpoenas, he said.

The phone records could shed light on a series of phone calls between Republican members of Congress and former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6.

Some panel members have said Jordan and other Republican members of Congress are akin to “material witnesses” to the insurrection. »