Netflix Will Require Covid Vaccinations for Actors and Some Crew on U.S. Productions

Netflix is instituting a vaccination mandate for all of its U.S. productions, according to a report from Deadline. While several individual productions have required vaccinations, Netflix is the first major Hollywood studio to implement a policy across all productions. Those covered by the mandate include all actors and any crew that comes into contact with them, which is also known as “Zone A” workers. All staff in that category will be required to show proof of vaccination, the report said.

Lebanon Can't Handle Next Covid Wave, Abyad Says

Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave of the coronavirus, a top hospital director has warned. Already struggling with shortages of medicine and an exodus of staff abroad, the country's health facilities are now also having to contend with almost round-the-clock power cuts.