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More U.S. companies require employees to be vaccinated

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I'll work hard and I'll follow reasonable rules.

But my body is off limits.

This is akin to bosses asking a worker to cut her hair or eat certain foods or get liposuction.

The company owns my labor, not my body.

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Again, BB, your focus is on you. But these policies are not intended to dictate what you do with your body or your "personal freedoms"... it is a public health issue! They are intended to ensure safety and health of many people, not just you!

And in your examples, if a condition for employment are any of those examples, then an employee will either comply or not be employed.

Finally, a company does not own your labor -- it compensates you for performing labor. And if you disagree with a condition imposed while performing said labor, you are entitled to find alternative employment.

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But Burning Bush, I will not work in an office with unvacced coworkers. The company will need to choose which people they want to keep coming in to the office.

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I hope Japan follows suit...... when people have had the chance to get vaccinated that is.

No vaccine... no job.

No vaccine.... no flights.

No vaccine.... no train pass

No vaccine..... no friends!

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But Burning Bush, I will not work in an office with unvacced coworkers.

We live in a society, that means you need to have some tolerance.

If you don't want your office to have diversity and inclusion you should work elsewhere.

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I see these claims as true, if it were also fact that the vaccines actually stop the virus.

But since you can be reinfected and infect others, and also since the most vaccinated countries on the planet are now re entering lockdowns, time will tell.

I see the fact that large corporations who can also help the planet and actually stop deaths in poor nations, just in reality insist that rich nations get multiple expensive jabs.

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no comment.weird and strange same time.

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I see these claims as true, if it were also fact that the vaccines actually stop the virus.

Vaccines, sanitizer, and masks. The vaccine is last line of defense. Because if Trump people don't want the vaccine it means they will be careless in other ways and I don't want them on the same airplane as I am. Go Enforcement!!!

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This is akin to bosses asking a worker to cut her hair or eat certain foods or get liposuction.

The Navy poked me full of different vaccines and I had no choice about it if I wanted to remain in the Navy. The Yellow Fever shot was an sob, made grown men stagger after receiving it and you were a little sick for a couple of days afterwards. I don't have a lot of sympathy for those refusing to be vaccinated against this pandemic. It is the only way out and those who stubbornly resist are doing nothing but prolong this misery. Be and adult and get vaccinated. Some things are larger than your immediate wants.

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@thepersoniamnow

I see these claims as true, if it were also fact that the vaccines actually stop the virus.

95-97% effective isn’t bad but, for comparison, can you tell me the effective index of the smallpox vaccine since that virus was certainly stopped?

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It’s pretty apparent now that some people regard themselves and their beliefs as sacrosanct and have no respect for the opinions or welfare of the majority. You have a choice. If you don’t want to work in a workplace where no-one wants to work with you because you, of your own free volition, choose not to be vaccinated against COVID, then you are going to have to work elsewhere. This pandemic has gone on for long enough now, society cannot afford to indulge the whims of people who refuse to support each and every possible solution to end it.

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Nishikat

Trump people??? I am Japanese thank you very much.

Feel kinda sad for Americans who are always blaming Liberals or Trump for everything, as if we humans are actually divided along those lines.

I hear reasons for not getting the vaccine all the time. Some of them seems ridiculous to me, and others not so much.

Theres good reason for folks to be wary since there have been many lies about the origin of the virus, the WHO also lied about the virus and covered for China. If you lie and do not tell the truth, then it’s harder to be believed later, even when you are telling the truth.

This isn’t some crazy conspiracy, it’s what many average people are saying.

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The Pfizer shot didn't cause me any issues either. The first was just the needle pain, but the 2nd had no needle pain and ZERO other problems. I was ready to be sick for 1-2 days, but that didn't happen. Seems 25% of vaccinated people have no impact. Some of my extremely fit family members were on their backs for 2 full days from the 2nd pfizer shot. Just goes to show that we are all just a little different, but mostly the same.

Yellow Fever shot didn't impact me in that way. They are only good for 10 yrs, so I need to get a booster before going back to the jungles. I recall that was an expensive shot. Most are $20-$40, but YF was $150+ and I had to wait over 3 weeks until enough other patients wanted it too before they'd open the vile.

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theFuToday  01:48 pm JST

The Pfizer shot didn't cause me any issues either. 

For me, just arm pain after the first shot, and 1 day of fatigue after the second shot.

Older people have fewer reactions on average than younger people who get this shot.

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Trump people??? 

Yes, I'm a non Trump people and most Trump people think the Covid 19 is poison because Tucker said so. Who said anything about Liberal. I just want someone non Trump

Theres good reason for folks to be wary since there have been many lies about the origin of the virus

Sounds like the beginning of a Zombie apocalypse Hollywood movie. Are the Delta and further as well as worse episodes coming from this same lab as well? We need to send 007 to find out.

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The problem is that so many have no sense of obligation to anything beyond their immediate personal wants. Too many refuse to consider the effects of their actions on others. It is this callous disregard for their communities that is making this pandemic much worse than it has to be. Do the right things to mitigate transmission not for yourself but for your community and your nation. Maybe for the first time in your life have a sense of duty. Like it or not we are all tied to and depend upon each other. What you do or do not do can affect many others who have no say in what you chose to do. Make smart choices for the sake of your neighbors, your co workers, family and friends.

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Excellent.

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Are the Delta and further as well as worse episodes coming from this same lab as well? We need to send 007 to find out.

I was thinking of Scoobie Doo but same difference O_o

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