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WATCH: Anti-vaxxer admits nothing will make him change his mind — even after losing his job and house
Speaking to MSNBC, a group of three people explained why they're not going to get the vaccine despite mandates from their employer to do so.
One man confessed that he and his wife will probably have to sell their home because they can't afford their mortgage after being fired for refusing to get the vaccine.
"Does anything keep you awake at night?" asked NBC reporter Rehema Ellis.
" Yeah, you know, fear of the future. not knowing, you know, what's going to happen next," the man said. "Am I going to be able to get a job? Are we going to be able to keep our home?"
Ellis explained that they are all more afraid of the vaccine than they are about losing their homes, their jobs and their lives.
"I don't think anybody should impose their beliefs on me for what I choose not to do," said a teacher who lost her job because she refused to get vaccinated.
"What would you need to hear to change your mind?" Ellis asked.
"I don't think there's anything I need to hear," the man in the group replied.
"If my spirit is telling me this is not right for me, I'm going to listen to my intuition every time," the teacher said.
"I'm not saying ever. I'm just saying not yet, not for me," said an older woman in the group.
See the full conversation below:
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Axios reported an ominous warning that they expect more news about the company that will surface over the coming days.
Facebook has come under fire after it was revealed that they had a study revealing that teen girls were more susceptible to suicide after using Instagram.
Facebook VP of global affairs Nick Clegg told Axios: "We need to steel ourselves for more bad headlines in the coming days, I'm afraid."
Leaked materials from Facebook are also revealing the partisan slant of the social network and that conservatives have been given preference over the past several years, according to leaked documents that are now being called "The Facebook Papers."
According to the memo obtained by Axios, Clegg said that news coverage will likely "contain mischaracterizations of our research, our motives and where our priorities lie," and said employees must "listen and learn from criticism when it is fair, and push back strongly when it is not."
"But, above all else," he continued, "we should keep our heads held high and do the work we came here to do."
According to a report from the Washington Post, voters back in West Virginia are furious with Sen. Joe Manchin (D) for bullying his fellow Democrats to take out much-needed aid for poorer families, saying they could use the financial assistance and he is disregarding them.
Of particular concern is Manchin wanting to limit an expanded child tax credit that could have a positive impact on thousands of West Virginia families.
As the Post reports, "... the moderate Democrat from West Virginia implied he would not support extending the monthly payments, which come in the form of an expanded child tax credit, without changes," saying in an interview, "There's no work requirements whatsoever. There's no education requirements whatsoever for better skillsets. Don't you think, if we're going to help the children, that the people should make some effort?"
That, in turn, is angering some of his constituents.
According to the report, Ruth and James Jones of Charleston are barely getting by while raising two grandchildren, ages 10 and 17, with the Post noting they are surviving on "James's part-time earnings as an Applebee's cook and Ruth's Social Security payments."
"Like thousands of other West Virginians, their financial burden has been eased since July by monthly federal payments, championed by the Biden administration, to support families with children. Now, however, those funds — which total $500 a month — could vanish if lawmakers agree to the demands of their own senator, Joe Manchin III," the report continues.
According to the 64-year-old James, "We want Manchin to take a little bit more active role in protecting us as far as West Virginians. We're not a bunch of deadbeats. We work for a living and we're due."
As one family advocate explained, federal aid is helping many West Virginia families stay together.
According to Beth Zarate, president and chief executive of Catholic Charities West Virginia, "For some of our clients, this is keeping them above water right now. West Virginia just has so many challenges. We struggle with jobs, we struggle with our people leaving our state for other jobs. So the Child Tax Credit has been huge."
Seth DiStefano, policy outreach director at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, concurred.
"The opportunity to cut child poverty in half in West Virginia is one that we have to take and imposing a work requirement basically neutralizes that benefit right out the gate. Let's be clear: parenting is working, raising kids is work," he stated.
Jess Greenlief, 38, who gets $550 per month, explained how much she has come to depend on the help.
"It takes close to an hour to get anywhere important," she explained. "A lot of the resources that typically are available elsewhere don't trickle down to us. Many of our jobs are related to the gas and oil industry, and a lot of those jobs are on hold right now or are out of state."
She added, "What we see a lot of are upper-class poor. These are individuals who make too much money for programmatic support, but they are still struggling on the whole."
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