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Businesses, government add vaccine mandates


White House press secretary Jen Psaki Associated Press/Photo by Susan Walsh

Businesses, government add vaccine mandates

President Joe Biden is expected to announce a requirement for all federal employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear masks and undergo testing weekly. The mandate would affect roughly 4 million federal workers, including members of the military. On Wednesday, Google postponed in-person office returns until mid-October and also imposed a companywide vaccine requirement for nearly 140,000 employees across 40 countries. Google will adjust the rules according to the laws of each region and provide medical and “protected” exceptions.

What does the latest research say? Pfizer reported new evidence on Wednesday indicating that immunity wanes over time. The company recommended a third dose to boost immunity and said the additional shot also adds protection against the delta variant of the coronavirus. The new data has not been peer reviewed or published. The health community debates the necessity of booster shots for COVID-19, especially when roughly 43 percent of the eligible population has not received a first dose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dig deeper: Read Mary Muncy’s report in The Stew about the use of vaccine passports.


Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

@CarolinaLumetta

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sandy in okc

It's hard for me to trust this data when they can't even spell hospitalizations correctly.

My Two Cents

With all the zeal that Biden exerts to mandate masks and vaccines again among the civil service people, and ordering the DoD to look into adding covid to the list of mandatory vaccines for the military, it’s funny he doesn’t demand the FDA to fully approve it.

Nanamiro

Here's one reason why my radar goes up about vaccines. If you read the board Psaki is referring to, you'll notice the reference to Colorado's hospitalizations and deaths. (bottom right). It says, "96% of hospitalizations and deaths in the first half of 2021 were among the unvaccinated." A lot of people weren't even able to get vaccinated until March! Or even later! That is deceptive.

CaptTee

A company that profits from vaccines recommends people be given more vaccines. Interesting!
Has the data that this recommendation is based upon been reviewed by people without a financial interest in the recommendation?