Unvaccinated Americans are experiencing increasing pressure to get Covid-19 shots, as the number of government and business sector employers pushing inoculations for people who wish to come to work has increased dramatically. The steps occurred after the highly contagious Delta form helped drive daily Covid-19 case rates upward, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish new masking guidelines.
Employers’ new vaccine policies come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including those that need shots just to be on the premises and those that offer alternatives like tight testing and masking requirements. President Joe Biden ordered that, with the exception of military personnel, all federal employees must certify that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or face severe rules that include weekly testing, masking, and other mitigation measures.
Dr. Leana Wen, a CNN medical commentator and former Baltimore health commissioner, supports such mandates, in part because they could increase immunisation rates to the point where virus levels can be reduced. The corporate world is quickly joining the bandwagon. Google and Facebook became the first two Silicon Valley behemoths to demand staff to be vaccinated before returning to their workplaces on Wednesday. According to Deadline, Netflix is requiring Covid-19 immunizations for the casts of all its US shows, as well as anyone who comes into touch with them.