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Dr. Fauci Says Pfizer FDA Approval Will Bring ‘A Lot More’ COVID Vaccine Mandates
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said on Tuesday that he expects “a lot more” COVID-19 vaccine mandates after the Pfizer vaccine received full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
While appearing on MSNBC‘s Morning Joe, Fauci said, “you’re gonna see a lot more [vaccine] mandates because there will be institutions and organizations which previously were reluctant to require vaccinations, which will now feel much more empowered to do that.”
“That could be organizations, businesses, colleges, universities. We’re even seeing it with the military already,” Fauci continued.
Biden Urges Businesses Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine Following Full Approval of the Pfizer-Biontech Shot
“Today I’m calling on more companies … in the private sector to step up the vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people,” Biden said. “If you’re a business leader, a non-profit leader, a state or local leader, who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that … do what I did last month, requiring employees to get vaccinated or face strict requirements.”
Biden touted full FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, calling it a “key milestone in our nation’s fight against COVID,” and urged unvaccinated individuals to receive their shots amid rapid spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant driving infections nationwide.
Somebody’s Watching You: Has Employee Surveillance Gone Too Far?
Companies have always monitored their employees in some fashion or another, but since the beginning of the pandemic, sales of surveillance software have tripled.
With many Americans working from home now, important questions about privacy have emerged: Can employees be watched in their own homes over email or Zoom? Is the record of their keystrokes fair game? What about their webcam?
The short answer is that companies have a lot of leeway to spy on their own workers even when they’re not in the office; you’re probably operating with a lot less privacy than you think. In fact, you might be shocked to learn what’s legal.
University of Virginia Disenrolls Unvaccinated Students Ahead of Fall Semester
Forty-nine students who registered for fall classes at the University of Virginia have been disenrolled after failing to meet the school’s vaccine mandate, officials said last week.
The campus unveiled its vaccine mandate in May and the overwhelming majority of the campus is in compliance, officials said. More than 96 percent of U-Va. students are vaccinated against the coronavirus and 335 students with religious and medical exemptions have been granted permanent waivers, officials said.
An additional 184 temporary waivers were granted to students who have had trouble getting vaccinated but plan to get their shots upon arriving to campus.
Disney World Reaches Deal With Unions To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Unionized Employees
The move comes nearly a month after Disney mandated that all of its salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. needed to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of September.
No deal has been struck with unions on the west coast that cater to Disneyland Resort employees.