Deep Dive (Aug. 6): Taxi Company in Missouri Only Lets Unvaccinated Ride

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
August 6, 2021Deep Dive

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is fighting for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium after landlords argued it’s unlawful. In court papers, the DOJ said this new moratorium is “more targeted.” It bars landlords from evicting tenants only in areas of the country with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission. Still, that covers 90 percent of the U.S. population.

The Senate will have to wait until Saturday at noon to move forward on an infrastructure bill after failing to do so Thursday night. This comes as the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates it would increase deficits by about $256 billion over the next decade. Sixty votes are needed Saturday to end debate on the bill. Final passage could happen as early as that day. If senators wrap that up, they’ll turn to the next phase—the partisan $3.5 trillion proposal. Debate on that could last into the fall.

The Biden administration plans to unleash an all-out effort to get students over age 12 vaccinated at school this fall. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says he wants pop-up vaccine clinics at every school in the country. This comes as many states implement their own vaccine mandates. But a taxi company in Missouri has issued an anti-vaccine mandate. Only maskless unvaccinated are allowed to hail a ride.

Tune into Deep Dive as we explore these topics and more.

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