Kim, other N. Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A huge number of North Koreans including leader Kim Jong Un attended a funeral for a top official, state media reported Monday, as the country maintained the much-disputed claim that its suspected coronavirus outbreak is subsiding. Since admitting earlier this month to an outbreak of the highly contagious omicron variant, North Korea […]

Philadelphia to restore indoor mask mandate as cases rise

Philadelphia (AP), April 13 – Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate on Monday after reporting a sharp increase in coronavirus infections, with the city’s top health official saying she wanted to forestall a potential new wave driven by an omicron subvariant. Confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen more than […]

Major airline CEOs call upon Biden administration to “sunset” air travel mask requirements

Major airline CEOs call upon Biden administration to “sunset” air travel mask requirements

Image: Letter from the major airline chief executive officers to President Joe Biden calling for the administration to “sunset” air travel mask requirements. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Houston, March 28 – Chief executives of the eleven largest airlines in the United States jointly sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling for the administration […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Governor Abbott to sue Biden Administration to protect Texas National Guard from vaccine mandate

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Governor Abbott to sue Biden Administration to protect Texas National Guard from vaccine mandate

Image: Texas Governor Greg Abbott. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, January 5 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday sent a letter announcing his intention to sue the federal government over its unconstitutional vaccine mandate for the Texas National Guard. In the letter, the Governor reminded Major General Tracy Norris, the National Guard’s Commander, in […]

US expands Pfizer COVID boosters, opens extra dose to age 16

Washington, D.C. (AP), December 10 – U.S. health authorities said Thursday that 16- and 17-year-olds should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine once they’re six months past their last shot. The U.S. and many other nations already were urging adults to get booster shots to pump up immunity that can wane months after […]

‘The fire that’s here’: US is still battling delta variant

Bangor, Maine (AP), December 3 – While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in the Midwest and New England. “Omicron is a spark that’s on the horizon. Delta variant is […]

US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday — in a vaccinated traveler who returned to California after a trip to South Africa — as scientists around the world race to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is more dangerous than previous ones. Dr. […]

Austrian lockdown dampens holiday mood to contain virus

VIENNA (AP) — Austrians savored one last mulled wine in packed Christmas markets before the curtain came down on the holiday season that was just getting underway, plunging the country that gave the world “Silent Night” into its fourth lockdown of this pandemic on Monday. The capital, Vienna, awoke groggily to the new restrictions, with […]

Texas Attorney General Paxton files lawsuit actions against Biden administration’s vaccine mandates directed at federal contractors, healthcare workers

Texas Attorney General Paxton files lawsuit actions against Biden administration’s vaccine mandates directed at federal contractors, healthcare workers

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (left) appeared with former President Donald Trump when the popular former President endorsed General Paxton for re-election. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, Amarillo, and Galveston, November 17 – The State of Texas, through Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed two lawsuit actions against the Biden administration’s “Vaccine Mandate […]

Congressional candidate, lawyer Hullihan criticizes Biden’s vaccine mandate as “unconstitutional overreach”

Congressional candidate, lawyer Hullihan criticizes Biden’s vaccine mandate as “unconstitutional overreach”

Image: Commander Jonathan Hullihan, who retired from the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2020 and now serves as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserves. Hullihan is running for the Republican nomination for the 8th Congressional District in the March 1, 2022, Republican Primary Election. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports New […]

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