Ep. 104: News Roundup Week of 10/4/21

Heart & Home

09-10-2021 • 10 mins

This week a massive oil spill closed the Orange County shoreline along the Huntington Beach Pier. ————— The Los Angeles City Council approved a sweeping ordinance on Wednesday that will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, shopping centers and other establishments effective November 6. Meanwhile, San Francisco will ease some face mask requirements by October 15. The rules will apply to offices, gyms, religious gatherings and college classes where no more than 100 people are present and all are vaccinated —————————- Next, news regarding vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 who may be able to start getting immunized by November. ————- A new study found the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine remains 90% effective at reducing a person's risk of hospitalization from the virus six months after it is administered. But, with time, it drops to 47% effective at preventing infection. In other vaccine news, Johnson & Johnson asked U.S. health regulators to authorize a booster dose for its Covid-19 vaccine, citing studies showing it improved protection among adults who previously received a single shot. ————- Simplified international travel rules took effect Monday in the U.K. which eased quarantine and testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers from more than 50 countries. ————— Work at all of the Kellogg Company's U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday due to a strike by 1,400 workers. The strike includes plants in Omaha, Nebraska; Battle Creek, Michigan; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Memphis, Tennessee. —————— On Friday, United States President Biden issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which will be observed Oct. 11, along with Columbus Day. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sabah-fakhoury/message

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