Fundamentally, what this all is about is about saving lives. It's about maximizing the opportunity to create a safe workplace. — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Fundamentally, what this all is about is about saving lives. It's about maximizing the opportunity to create a safe workplace. — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Experience is showing that vaccine mandates help motivate people to complete the vaccination process. — Marty Dickinson, WSU Board of Regents Chair
Experience is showing that vaccine mandates help motivate people to complete the vaccination process. — Marty Dickinson, WSU Board of Regents Chair

US Workers Face Layoffs as US COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Kick in
Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the United States are facing potential job losses as a growing number of states, cities and private companies start to enforce mandates for inoculation against COVID-19.

... While controversial, the mandates have been effective at convincing many hesitant workers to get vaccinated against the virus, which has killed more than 700,000 people in the United States. Some 77% of eligible Americans have received at least one shot of a vaccine, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters last week.

In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been battling with the police union, which came out against the vaccine mandate for city workers. About a third of the city's 12,770 police employees missed a Friday deadline to report their vaccination status, and some officers have been put on no-pay status.

"Fundamentally, what this all is about is about saving lives. It's about maximizing the opportunity to create a safe workplace," Lightfoot said on Monday, accusing the union of tying to "induce an insurrection" by opposing the mandate.

... School leaders said the mandate was aimed at ensuring the safety of its faculty and staff.

"Experience is showing that vaccine mandates help motivate people to complete the vaccination process," Marty Dickinson, WSU Board of Regents Chair, said in a statement.
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