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American workers protest against President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates Updated: 2021-10-18 09:57:34 KST

"Our Body Our Choice."
A popular slogan used by hundreds of U.S. workers over the Biden administration's push to enforce vaccine mandates.
On Friday, some 2-hundred employees from aerospace company Boeing staged a protest over its plans to require workers to get vaccine shots.
Boeing said earlier in the week that 125-thousand of its employees must be vaccinated by December 8th… citing President Joe Biden's executive order that requires federal contractors to be vaccinated.

In September, the Biden Administration directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a rule requiring private companies with 100 or more workers to vaccinate their staff…or test those who aren't vaccinated at least once a week.
The U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday submitted the initial text of Biden's vaccine mandate plan.
If it is passed, it will apply to more than 130 thousand businesses.

Americans who are against vaccinations have been showing their disapproval.
And the state governor of Texas, Greg Abbott has decided to block businesses from requiring inoculations or doing regular tests on the unvaccinated.

To that, the country's top infectious disease health expert Anthony Fauci said the governor's decision was really unfortunate.
While speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Fauci said that data clearly shows vaccination is key to fighting off the virus.

"That is really unfortunate because we know how effective vaccines are in preventing not only illness for the individual, but for diminishing the dynamics of the infection in society."

He added that the pandemic will only be contained if the unvaccinated get on board.

"We still have approximately 66 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated, who are not vaccinated. The degree to which we continue to come down in that slope will depend on how well we do about getting more people vaccinated."

As of Sunday morning the U.S. has given at least one dose to more than 65 percent of the population.
And 57 percent have been fully vaccinated.
Shin Ye-eun, Arirang News.
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