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Nine Controversial CA Laws Taking Effect on Jan. 1, Pharma Companies to Hike Cost of Over 350 Drugs in 2023, Parents Threaten Lawsuit Over Trans Teacher With Fake Breasts , and more!
Nine Controversial California Laws Taking Effect on Jan. 1
As Californians get ready to turn the page on 2022, hundreds of new laws will go into effect starting Jan. 1. From increasing the minimum wage to legalizing jaywalking to shielding criminal records, the new laws will impact employment, health care, housing, public safety, and consumer protection.
Here’s a look at what to expect in 2023.
Minimum Wage (SB 3)
California’s minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.50 per hour for nearly all workers—regardless of the number of employees at a business…
Jaywalking (AB 2147)
Under the new “Freedom to Walk Act,” pedestrians will no longer be fined for crossing the street outside of designated intersections or crosswalks unless they cause a hazard on the street….
COVID Misinformation (AB 2098)
This law allows doctors to face discipline for spreading so-called misinformation or disinformation about COVID-19—including information about vaccine effectiveness and other treatments—and categorizes such actions as unprofessional conduct…
Criminal Records (SB 731)
At least 225,000 Californians with prior convictions or arrests will be able to have their records automatically sealed from criminal background checks due to this new law…
Loitering (SB 357)
A new California law decriminalizes loitering for the intent to engage in prostitution.
Also known as the “Safer Streets for All Act,” the law was introduced last year by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). In a statement, Wiener said it “eliminates an anti-loitering offense that leads to harmful treatment of people for simply ‘appearing’ to be a sex worker.”…
Pharma Companies to Hike Cost of Over 350 Drugs in 2023: Analysis
The costs of over 350 different drugs are set to rise in the United States this year as multiple pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, prepare for President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to take effect and inflation continues to soar.
Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Sanofi are among several drugmakers set to raise prices on more than 350 products from January, according to an analysis conducted by health care research firm 3 Axis Advisors.
Along with the IRA, the price hikes are also in response to the soaring cost of living and continued supply chain constraints that have led to higher manufacturing costs.
Under the IRA, the government’s Medicare program will be able to directly negotiate the prices of some drugs that don’t have competition starting in 2026. The increases are on list prices, which do not include rebates to pharmacy benefit managers and other discounts.
The Medicare health insurance program covers individuals who are 65 or older and those with certain disabilities.
CDC Appears to Remove Vax Injury Data
Dr. Henry Ealy, the Founder and Executive Community Director of the Energetic Health Institute, last month accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of removing data on injuries caused by COVID-19 vaccines from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Dr. Ealy claims that between September 2022 and December 2022, the CDC removed at least 32,844 records related to myocarditis, pericarditis, and heart inflammation, reducing the number of reports from 45,388 to 12,544.
The doctor says he has “triple-checked” his allegations and stands by them.
49 Percent of Americans Say It’s ‘Likely’ COVID Vaccines Caused ‘Significant Number’ of Mysterious Deaths
A new poll shows that nearly half of Americans believe that the COVID-19 vaccines probably caused a “significant number of unexplained deaths,” while over a quarter said they personally know someone whose death may have been caused by vaccination side effects.
While previous polling showed that a majority of Americans think that COVID-19 vaccines are effective, they also have concerns about the side effects of the jab.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey, released on Jan. 2 and based on a representative sample of 1,000 American adults, sought to gauge public opinion on the perceived safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Pollsters asked people a series of questions, including whether they got the COVID-19 shot and how likely is it that the jab’s side effects “have caused a significant number of unexplained deaths.”
Forty-nine percent of the respondents said they think it’s “likely” that the COVID-19 vaccine’s side effects are responsible for a significant number of deaths that remain unexplained.
With Roughly 1.7 Million NFL Hits in Last 50 Years Why Have We Never Seen an “Arrhythmia” Cardiac Arrest Before?
There are roughly 130 plays in every one of the 272 regular season NFL gamesLet’s assume at least 2 players face a major impact on each play. This means roughly 35,300 impacts are in every NFL season. But there have only been two cardiac arrests in the history of NFL games. One was due to a spinal cord injury, the other was 51 years ago. In 1971 Detroit Lions Chuck Hughes caught the ball and was hit by two opposing players. Mr. Hughes is the only NFL player to die during a game.
Parents Threaten Legal Action To Stop Trans Teacher From Wearing Z-Cup Prosthetic Breasts
Parents of students at a Canadian high school are threatening legal action to stop a transgender shop teacher from continuing to wear size Z prosthetic breasts in class.
Attorney Rishi Bandhu, who has a son at Oakville Trafalgar High School and represents three other parents, issued the warning in a recent legal letter to the Halton District School Board in Ontario.
The letter required that shop teacher Kayla Lemieux hold herself to the same dress code standards as district students, calling her dress an “obvious” violation of the district’s dress code.