The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Jan. 13 blocked a rule by the Biden administration that would have required employees at large businesses to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or wear masks and get tested each week for the coronavirus.
Philippine Bishop: Hoarding Medicine During Pandemic Hurts the Poor
A Catholic bishop in the Philippines has warned people against bulk buying and hoarding medicines like acetaminophen and cough syrup to alleviate COVID-19 symptoms.
Pandemic Calls for ‘Significant Effort’ by International Community Including Vaccination Campaigns, Pope Says
The COVID-19 pandemic calls for an urgent reality check against baseless information and for increased efforts so everyone has access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools, Pope Francis told diplomats from around the world.
Boston College Health Director Sees ‘Optimistic Scenario’ With Omicron
Philip J. Landrigan strongly supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates. As the director of the Boston College Global Public Health Program, it’s his medical perspective on how to keep hospitalizations and death rates down even if cases climb. It’s his theological perspective, too, as a teacher at a Jesuit university.
After Biden’s COVID-19 Summit, ‘More Work Needs to be Done’
As Eric LeCompte participated in the Sept. 22 COVID-19 summit convened by President Joe Biden, he recognized a renewed sense of urgency from global leaders.
Vatican to Require Vaccination Proof or Negative COVID-19 Test
Visitors, tourists and employees who want to enter Vatican territory will be required beginning Oct. 1 to show proof of vaccination, recovery from the coronavirus or a negative COVID-19 test.
Catholics Lead Way in Vaccination Rate Among Religious Groups
Catholics’ rate of vaccinations against COVID-19 stands at 82%, outpacing vaccinations among other groups, according to a nationwide study conducted by the Pew Research Center.
Catholic Group Urges Biden to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Access at G7 Summit
A national Catholic group of over 50 religious and nonprofit organizations is urging President Joe Biden to address global COVID-19 vaccine access during the upcoming G7 summit.
Catholics Debate Biden’s Waiver Of Property Rights For Vaccines
Two U.S. faith organizations on the front lines of the global coronavirus response stand with the federal government in support of waiving intellectual property (IP) protections for COVID-19 vaccines, in an effort to help the poorer countries get more doses.
Pope Francis Doubles Down in Press for Equity in Vaccine Distribution
Pope Francis doubled down on his press for global equity regarding COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, asking countries and companies to temporarily lift the property rights they hold to speed up distribution in a new video message.