TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 20, 2021

1) TN Dept of Health Plans To Share Children’s Private Information With Federal Government
2) Lee Signs Executive Order Giving Parents Final Say On Masks, Declines Special Session
3) Legislature Refuses To Back Down To School Systems That Defy Mask Opt-Out Order
4) Illegal Immigration Investigation In TN Continues With Study Committee
5) Illegal Immigration, Drug Seizures Spike In July
6) Congressmen Double Down On Calls To Impeach Mayorkas
7) Biden Pushes For 3rd Dose, Vaccine Mandate For Nursing Home Workers

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Nursing Homes See Sharp Drop In COVID Cases Since Vaccines Began

Nursing Homes In The U.S. Are Seeing The Lowest Number Of New COVID Cases Since The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Began Tracking The Data In May 2020, According To A New Report.

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Counties Across Tennessee Choose To Extend or End Mask Mandates

On Friday, Governor Bill Lee Made An Update To His Original Mask Mandate Order, Allowing Local Authorities To Make The Decision To Enforce Wearing Them Or Not.

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Tennessee is Removing Restrictions for Visiting Long-Term Care Facilities

On Wednesday, The State Of Tennessee Decided To Lift Restrictions On Visiting Long-Term Care Facilities, Such As Nursing Homes.

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Hospital Lobby Tied To Cuomo Wields Influence In Washington

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Faces Intense Criticism For Concealing Data About Nursing Home Deaths & Reportedly Threatening A Lawmaker Who Pushed To Investigate The Matter, A Powerful Hospital Lobby With Close Ties To Cuomo & Other New York Politicians Is Coming Under Scrutiny.

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Congressman Fleischmann Diagnosed With COVID As Many Tennesseans Await Vaccines

Fleischmann, who is the Republican representative for Tennessee, released a statement on Sunday explaining that he tested positive after being exposed to another positive member of Congress.

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Hamilton County COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Changes; Concerns About Reaching Herd Immunity

More People Moved Up In Line For COVID Vaccination, How Decisions Are Made To Move Between Tiers And Concerns About Reaching Herd Immunity.

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