WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Some businesses are worried that vaccination-averse workers will quit or job seekers won’t apply for their openings in an already tight marketplace following President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. Some workers may switch to smaller companies where shots aren’t required. A new analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the U.S. will add 11.9 million jobs through 2030, though the bulk of that will simply reflect a recovery from the damage caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
- Many companies in the U.S. are seeing an increasing number of workplace conflicts related to inoculation status, according to a new study. Oft-changing COVID-19 safety policies have cultivated a significant spike in workplace hostility, which has been exacerbated as more people return to the office. Biden’s new vaccine measures Friday prompted some company owners to express concern about the costs of technology and labor required to verify that workers are vaccinated or that they have tested negative every week.
- Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is further stressing the supply of rapid tests, prompting suppliers to increase production and pharmacies to limit purchases of at-home tests in an effort to meet demand. Americans criticized that the price of a test – which currently sits at $10 or $15 – is still too high for regular use. The Biden administration said consumers could soon get discounted tests at Amazon, Kroger and Walmart, but companies argue further federal support is needed.
- Your vacation is around the corner. But first: time to scramble for a coronavirus test. – The Washington Post
- From zippers to glass, shortages of basic goods hobble U.S. economy – Reuters
- @hnorms : Germans pay less than $1 per test. Brits get them for free. Why do Americans still pay so much more for rapid covid tests?
- While all federal employees will have to be vaccinated, a group of people who get paid out of the federal treasury will not be subject to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate – Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi previously said there would not be a vaccine requirement for members of Congress and their staff, and the president does not control the legislative branch. Though the exact number is unclear, available data indicates about 81% of the members of Congress have reported getting the shot.
- What Makes Vaccine Mandates Legal? – JSTOR Daily
- Can Biden legally mandate Covid-19 vaccines for workers? – Vox
- Biden’s New Vaccine Requirements Draw Praise, Condemnation and Caution – The New York Times
- TikTok, Reddit and Facebook have recently dealt with waves of content about ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug that has been touted as a COVID-19 treatment despite a lack of evidence. Many social media influencers who focus on natural remedies and holistic health have also promoted vaccine hesitancy. Social media platforms can target large accounts known for spreading misinformation, but find it harder to police tens of thousands of smaller accounts.
- COVID, vaccine misinformation spread by hundreds of websites, analysis finds – USA Today
- What happens when your prescription drug becomes the center of covid misinformation – Technology Review
- Internet Vigilantes Are Fighting Ivermectin Misinformation With Memes And Explicit Horse Cartoons – Forbes
- @US_FDA: You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.
“Fewer Pediatricians, More Cooks Seen in Dismal U.S. Jobs Outlook” – Bloomberg / Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Turbine Labs has tracked 10,728 media articles and blogs and 14,606 social media posts over the last 24 hours.
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