Federal Government, Larger Companies Roll Out Stricter Vaccination Policies
SHRM – July 29, 2021
Some large employers—such as Facebook and Google—will require workers to get vaccinated before returning to the office due to the surge in coronavirus cases.
Continuing Jobless Claims Hit New Pandemic-Era Low, Falling Below 3 Million
CNBC – August 5, 2021
Initial claims for unemployment insurance edged lower last week, meeting Wall Street expectations, while longer-term unemployment signs showed improvement, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
After Months of Avoiding the Vaccine Issue, Companies Begin to Mandate
The New York Times – August 03, 2021
Some of the nation’s largest employers, for months reluctant to wade into the fraught issue of whether COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for workers, have in recent days been compelled to act as infections have surged again.
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COVID Updates: PM Says Timeline for Reaching Vaccination Goal is ‘Up to Us as Australians’ — as it Happened
ABC – June 28, 2021
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says state and territory governments have agreed “in principle” to a vaccination target plan at the June 28 National Cabinet meeting.
Canada says Delta Variant “Formidable Foe” at Start of Fourth Wave
Reuters – July 30, 2021
Canada must vaccinate as many people as possible and cautiously relax public health measures as COVID-19 case numbers creep higher at the start of what could be a fourth wave, the country’s top health official said on July 30.
India Says it Will Meet End-July Domestic Vaccine Supply Target
Reuters – July 27, 2021
The Indian government expects to have around 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in August, Vinod Kumar Paul, who heads a federal government panel on vaccines, told a news conference on July 27.
Pressure Grows on UK Ministers to Outlaw “No Jab, No Job” Policies
The Guardian – July 30, 2021
Pressure is mounting on ministers to outlaw “no jab, no job” policies being implemented by companies, amid warnings firms could be hit by a wave of legal action due to claims of discrimination.
Workplace Vaccine Mandates Reveal a Divide Among Workers
The New York Times – August 2, 2021
The tide has begun to turn on corporate vaccine mandates, with large employers including the Walt Disney Company, Facebook, Google and Walmart introducing stricter requirements for employees returning to the workplace.
Delta Variant Accounts for Over 80% of COVID Cases – Health Minister
The First News – August 04, 2021
Poland has breached the 80% barrier for the share of Delta variant coronavirus in new COVID-19 infections, while the Alfa variant, formerly known as the British strain, accounts for a little over 10%, the health minister has announced.