McGregor to be released from six-month testing window after return? According to USADA, that’s the UFC’s call

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (LR) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event at Etihad Arena at UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC) Conor McGregor’s removal from the UFC’s athlete … Read more

US removes Trump-era barriers to testing exemptions for disabled immigrants: NPR

In 2020, the Trump administration nearly doubled the length of the form that immigrants with disabilities can use to apply for exemptions from the citizenship test. The government has recently shortened and simplified the form. Here, a man holds an American flag as he participates in a naturalization ceremony to become a US citizen in … Read more

Conor McGregor is no longer on the USADA testing panel, Per Dana White

Conor McGregor, UFC 264 Pre-Fight Press Conference Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press Conor McGregor’s rather ethereal physique has been the talk of the town for the past few weeks – and UFC president Dana White has now revealed that the former two-time champion is no longer part of the USADA testing panel. “Yeah, yeah. Right,” White … Read more

Judge upholds Geisinger’s right to mandate mandatory COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees

WILLIAMSPORT — A federal judge has rejected a former Geisinger employee’s claim that COVID-19 vaccines and tests are a scam and employees should be allowed to work unvaccinated and untested. U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Geisinger’s right to require testing of employees with religious exemptions. “Although cloaked … Read more

COVID-19 cases and deaths are falling globally, but this may be due to less testing

By Theresa Brain, New York Daily News (TNS) Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have fallen by 15% globally in the past week and new infections have fallen by 9%, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday in its weekly assessment of the state of the pandemic. More than 14,000 deaths were reported last week and … Read more

Pennsylvania colleges plan monkeypox training, testing to prevent virus outbreak on campus

Pennsylvania has at least 353 cases of monkeypox as of Tuesday, according to federal data, and as students return to school, the virus is starting to show up on college campuses. Officials at Bucknell and West Chester universities each reported one case. Colleges are easy places for monkeypox to spread, but school administrators in Pennsylvania … Read more

Philly Firefighters Union Wants Unvaccinated Members to Get 8 Hours of OT Pay for COVID Testing

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Firefighters Union recently encouraged its hundreds of unvaccinated members to file for eight hours of overtime pay every time they are required to complete weekly at-home COVID-19 tests before going to work, according to a union memo obtained from The Inquirer. Last week, the fire department denied overtime requests for at-home … Read more

Carnival, Royal Caribbean among cruise lines easing COVID-19 testing requirements

ORLANDO, Fla. — Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises are among those changing policies to require COVID-19 testing after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially ended the COVID-19 referral program. Carnival announced Friday that it will no longer require pre-cruise testing for those who have been vaccinated on its sailings of … Read more

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