WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- President Joe Biden announced a federal vaccine mandate calling on all businesses with 100 or more employees to require vaccines or weekly testing for workers. Federal workers and contractors will also be required to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. Some academics praised the move as essential for creating safe work environments, however it remains unclear how weekly workplace testing will be financed particularly as the supply of coronavirus tests has fluctuated.
- Should Your Company Implement a Vaccination Mandate? – Harvard Business Review
- Vaccine mandates pick up steam, but few employers say they’ll fire violators – Fortune
- @SherylNYT: Biden’s biggest move was ordering businesses with 100+ employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing for their workers. All told his vaccine mandates cover 2/3 of the American workforce. w/ @katierogers
- Microsoft indefinitely postponed its call for employees to return to U.S. offices, citing uncertainty around COVID-19 as the delta variant drives a spike in U.S. cases. The move falls in line with similar measures taken by companies in the U.S. such as American Express and Macquarie.
- Remote work made life easier for employees with disabilities. Advocates say the option should stay – Boston Globe
- Study of Microsoft employees shows how remote work puts productivity and innovation at risk – GeekWire
- To spur innovation, should tech workers return to the office? – Christian Science Monitor
- Some economic observers have argued consumers are likely to have higher spending capacity in 2022 than businesses will be able to deliver in terms of goods and services. The argument falls in line with economists’ predictions that supply chain shortages will continue for the next two years due to complications stemming from the coronavirus. Rutledge cited further port closures and labor shortages as catalysts for more supply chain troubles, but said growth will be net positive.
- Supply Chain Lessons Learned From The Covid-19 Pandemic – Forbes
- Supply Chain, Labor Shortages Hamper Hurricane Ida Recovery – Construction Equipment
- Supply chain challenges continue to plague restaurants – Restaurant Business
- United Airlines said it will place unvaccinated employees seeking medical or religious exemptions from the company’s vaccine mandate on temporary unpaid leave beginning October 2 while the company implements further safety measures. The airline went on to say that employees whose exemption requests are not approved and still refuse a vaccine will be terminated.
- Airlines end a strong summer, but the Delta variant stifles momentum. – The New York Times
- As Travel Falters, Airlines Are Still Mustering for the Post-Covid-19 Battle – The Wall Street Journal
- @Yamiche: President Biden showing a spark of anger says unruly passengers who are fighting with airline crews or TSA should “show some respect.”He also announced that he is ordering TSA to double the fines for people of violate mask mandates.
- Comedian Patton Oswalt cancelled shows in Utah and Florida after some venues refused to comply with the performer’s request that attendees show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests. While Oswalt’s requests are in line with those that have been made by performers such as Jason Isbell and The Eagles, Live Nation’s president said demand for live shows has remained high despite vaccine policies.
- Dr. Fauci: ‘I don’t think it’s smart’ to attend live sports right now. Here’s why – CNBC
- Joe Biden Urges Entertainment Venues, Movie Theaters To Require Patrons Be Vaccinated Or Show Proof Of Negative Test – Deadline
- @SeanPMeans: I went long on this @pattonoswalt cancellation announcement, because the way Utah law keeps @uutah venues from setting COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination requirements is interesting (and a little complicated).
“The US was a world leader in vaccination. What went wrong?” – Vox / SOURCE: Johns Hopkins University CSSE COVID-19 Data
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