The Lead Story: Vaccine Mandates
Vaccine mandates have caused disruptions in businesses and labor organizations, as expected. Many employees have decided that they would rather quit their jobs than comply.
In one New York town, 30 labor and delivery nurses resigned due to the mandate and now the hospital has to temporarily stop delivering babies because they lack the staff. But the babies will not temporarily delay their arrival! The hospital is scrambling to recruit nurses who are vaccinated.
In Los Angeles, a group of police officers filed a lawsuit against the city over the vaccine mandate in a U.S. District Court on Saturday claiming that it violates their constitutional right to privacy and due process.
On the other hand, Delta Air Lines said that their policy change for unvaccinated employees went just fine. The airline reported that no one quit and 20% more employees got their vaccine within just two weeks of the new policy.
Meanwhile, legislation was introduced late last week that would require all airline passengers to show proof of vaccination for Covid or a recent negative test. It is called the Safe Travel Act. Dr. Anthony Fauci says that he supports this legislation but not all congress members do. This fight continues.