One week before Thanksgiving Day, Newsmax published an article about a recent poll that reveals 60% of vaccinated individuals said they would ban unvaccinated family members from seasonal festivities.
The Newsmax article explains that a higher number of Republicans (conservatives) are refusing to accept the COVID jab, while the majority of Democrats are willing to fall in line.
Newsmax writes- Biden, through the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, is threatening to fine employers that do not ensure their workers are vaccinated, or at least test negative each week before being allowed in the workplace.
According to Mediate, the right-leaning media network supported by conservatives is also mandating that COVID vaccines for their employees.
Alternet reports – On Thursday, November 4, the conservative news network released a statement to its employees in that email, the network referenced the COVID mitigation rules under Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to explain its reason for implementing a vaccine mandate.
“To ensure that we are in compliance, we require that all vaccinated employees submit a copy of their vaccination card,” the network said in the email obtained by Mediate.
Under the COVID vaccine mandate, all Newsmax employees will be required to be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Those who refuse to do so will be required to take weekly COVID tests.
The Newsmax vaccine mandate announcement comes after months of COVID opposition from many of the network’s hosts.
Six months ago, Steve Cortes, a loyal Trump ally and former Trump campaign advisor, was hired as a co-host on Newsmax. Cortez, who is not shy about his opinions and has openly criticized the effectiveness of COVID vaccines on social media. On November 5, he tweeted he would not comply with Newsmax’s authoritarian COVID jab mandate.
I will not comply w/ any organization’s attempt to enforce Biden’s capricious & unscientific Medical Apartheid mandate. I will not be forced into the injection, nor will I disclose my vaccination status. No one should be pressured to choose between medical privacy & their job.
After only six months of working for the cable news network, Cortes walked away from his job as a co-host on the right-leaning network Newsmax over his objection to being forced to get a COVID jab.
On November 7, Newsmax denied mandating COVID vaccines for their employees.
Tonight, independent journalist Jordan Schachtel shared a copy of the Newsmax company “holiday” party invitation that was held tonight. According to the invitation, not all Newsmax employees were welcome—only the vaccinated could attend.
In his tweet, Schachtel points out that Newsmax could have had their holiday party anywhere, but they chose a venue where vaccination papers are required to enter.
Newsmax is having its holiday party this year for mRNA compliant guests only. They could have decided on another venue but decided to exclude employees who did not take the shots. pic.twitter.com/hdVvfUsJJ7
— Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com (@JordanSchachtel) December 8, 2021
Curiously, on November 7, Newsmax wrote:
Newsmax has encouraged citizens, especially those at risk, to get immunized.
As a company, we have seen first-hand how those at risk have suffered without the vaccine. In 2020, Newsmax lost its contributor Herman Cain due to the coronavirus.
And radio hosts like Dick Farrel, Phil Valentine, and Marc Bernier have all died as a result of not having taken the vaccine.
While the vaccine works, so does natural immunity.
Several studies show natural immunity provides even more protection than the vaccine.
The major media has berated us to “follow the science,” but they ignore the science on natural immunity. Why?
And why are employees, for example, not given an exemption if they have strong antibodies?
At Newsmax, we do not ignore the science nor the facts.
So, if Newsmax truly believes their own statement, why would they host a “holiday” party where only the vaccinated were welcome to attend?