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New York Coronavirus Cases Surge to Record High; Supreme Court to Weigh Vaccine Mandates

HeadlineDec 23, 2021

Here in New York, coronavirus infections are skyrocketing ahead of the Christmas holiday. Governor Kathy Hochul announced nearly 29,000 new cases on Wednesday — another record daily toll and a 30% jump from the record set earlier this week.

South Carolina Democratic Congressmember James Clyburn said Wednesday he tested positive for coronavirus and is asymptomatic. Clyburn is the number-three Democrat in the House, serving as majority whip. He’s 81 years old and reports he’s fully vaccinated and received a booster shot in September.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hold an emergency hearing on January 7 to consider challenges to President Biden’s vaccine mandates for large employers and a vaccination requirement for healthcare workers. Supreme Court justices have previously ruled in favor of vaccine mandates.

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