According to Axios, the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs – the second largest employee in the US Federal Administration – will pave the way for similar regulations in other ministries and businesses.
According to the new rules, more than 100,000 workers in US military veteran medical facilities will need a full vaccination in the next eight weeks.
Earlier, more than 50 medical organizations called in an open letter to provide mandatory vaccination for all medical personnel.
Successive countries introduce new rules
California and New York authorities have also announced a commitment to vaccinate or undergo regular testing for employees. San Francisco’s 500-plus SF Bar Owner Alliance will also be required to provide proof of vaccination. Georgetown University in Washington also introduced similar requirements for students.
According to The Hill, this is just the beginning of similar regulations by public and private institutions in response to the resistance of large numbers of Americans to vaccination, even in the face of the growing number of infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus.
“We are at a point in this pandemic where one individual’s choice not to get vaccinated is affecting the rest of us in a profound and devastating way,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said.
Axios points out that while vaccination requirements are not yet popular, the current situation will force more and more institutions to act more decisively. “The + vaccination + carrot campaign has already ended, encouraging more people to get vaccinated, and in the face of the deteriorating situation in the country, access to the + stick + has become a more attractive option” – comments the portal.
To date, 49.7% have been fully vaccinated. of the US population and 60 per cent. All adults. The average number of new SARS-CoV-2 infections detected daily in the country has nearly quadrupled since the beginning of July and is now around 56,000.
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