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‘General Hospital’ Fires Second Cast Member Over Refusal To Get Vaccinated

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Actor Steve Burton has been let go from “General Hospital” for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, just weeks after another cast member, Ingo Rademacher, departed for the same reason.

“I wanted you to hear it from me personally,” Burton said in a video posted on Instagram Tuesday. “Unfortunately, ‘General Hospital’ has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions, and both of those were denied. Which, you know, hurts. But this is also about personal freedom to me.”

“Well said my friend,” commented Rademacher, whose own Instagram page is full of anti-vaccine misinformation.

Steve Burton, who first joined "General Hospital" 30 years ago, departed the show after refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Steve Burton, who first joined “General Hospital” 30 years ago, departed the show after refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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ABC confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Burton was no longer with the daytime soap because he was unable to comply with the vaccine policy. His last day of work was on Oct. 27.

Burton had tested positive for COVID-19 in August, saying he was exposed to it at work. As of Nov. 1, all cast and crew required to be on the “General Hospital” set when actors aren’t wearing masks must be vaccinated, according to Variety.

Burton has played “General Hospital” regular Jason Morgan on and off since 1991. On Friday’s episode, a tunnel collapsed on Jason, fueling viewer theories that the actor had been fired.

“Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan,” Burton said in his video.

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Battlefield 2042 Game Update 3: Release Date, Patch Notes, Bug Fixes And More

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Battlefield 2042 Update 3 is next on the agenda of the developers and we have all of the information you need regarding the upcoming patch.

EA and DICE have had to encounter some rough waters so far after coming under intense scrutiny for the game’s release back in November, mainly down to a high amount of glitches and in-game bugs that many players were coming across.

This was during the Early Access period that some gamers had paid almost £100 for, which resulted in the game being implemented with a day one patch, titled Update #1.

Read more: Battlefield 2042’s Metacritic Score Is Woeful Following Horror Launch

While Update #2 did top off some of the gameplay issues, DICE will likely bring along Update #3. But when exactly will it be released?

Scroll down to find out everything that we know so far regarding Battlefield 2042 Update #3:


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At the time of writing, it is not yet known when Update 3 will be brought out.

EA are renowned for not giving gamers any warning regarding patches and will just release straight away and state it is available.

This could change so we will update this section as soon as more information emerges in the coming days, weeks and months – so stick with us and stay tuned!


Patch Notes

As mentioned above, the comprehensive list of patch notes from Update 3 have yet to be revealed and will be posted here, as well as all of the respective sections below, as soon as EA and DICE make it public, keep your eyes peeled!


Gameplay

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Click below to see all of the updates that have been added to Battlefield 2042 so far:

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‘You can never say there’s a bottom and they won’t go lower’

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  • McConnell blocked Democrats’ attempt to close debate on defense spending, usually a bipartisan vote.

  • This could push back Democrats’ timetable to get Build Back Better passed before Christmas.

  • Democratic lawmakers are frustrated, saying the GOP will do anything to obstruct Biden’s agenda.

Passing new defense spending was supposed to be the easy part of Congress’ holiday rush, but it’s already run into a stumbling block.

Democrats have an ambitious agenda for the upcoming month. They want to pass a resolution to avoid a government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling, and pass President Joe Biden’s sweeping climate and social-welfare package, all before Christmas. But before any of that gets done, Republicans and Democrats need to work together to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022 — a $768 billion annual measure that has been passed on a bipartisan basis every year for 60 years.

That measure ran into trouble on Monday night when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s attempt to close debate on the bill and move it closer to passage.

“This is more important than political timetables or partisan wish-lists,” McConnell said prior to the vote. “So if the Democratic leader insists on forcing a cloture vote later today, I’ll oppose cutting off these important debates prematurely when they have really just begun.”

McConnell said he was blocking the vote because GOP amendments, like sanctions over a Russian pipeline, had yet to be considered. His comments came after Schumer said during remarks that he hoped “Republican dysfunction will not be a roadblock to passing this bill and taking care of our troops and their families.”

If the NDAA doesn’t get passed soon, it will likely throw off Democrats’ plans to get measures like universal pre-K and robust climate policies to the American people before Christmas, and the idea is frustrating Democratic senators.

“You can never say there’s a bottom and they won’t go lower,” Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine told Politico on GOP strategy.

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen added that GOP efforts are “about a general effort to obstruct anything that’s going on, with the hope that will reflect poorly on Joe Biden.”

The GOP obstruction, as Shaheen referenced, might sound familiar — it’s something Democrats were struggling with just last month while attempting to keep the government funded. Congress came dangerously close to failing to suspend the debt ceiling and pushing the US into default as McConnell blocked Democrats’ attempts to raise the ceiling on their own. He stepped in at the last minute to ensure the country could pay its bills for an additional two months.

However, as Insider reported, while the GOP may be working to delay Democrats’ timetable to pass Biden’s Build Back Better Framework, McConnell appears to be more cooperative with Schumer on the debt ceiling this time around. McConnell told Punchbowl News on Tuesday he recently had discussions with Schumer on ways to keep the government funded, and they’re “still talking about.”

Now, Democrats need to work with Republicans to get defense spending finalized, and while GOP obstruction may be their biggest obstacle in adhering to their Christmas deadline, they still have a lot to resolve within their own party. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has been clear he would like to see changes in Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, including cutting out paid leave, and he suggested to Politico that inflation, and the new Omicron variant, should give Congress “cause to pause” on the agenda.

He said: “I heard an awful lot over the Thanksgiving break that prices were high and people were very much upset about that and concerned about: Is inflation going to get worse?”

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