In the USA they decided to tighten the requirements for mandatory vaccination
In the United States, local authorities have decided to tighten the requirements that are imposed on various institutions and enterprises regarding the vaccination of employees. This is reported by The Washington Post.
As the publication notes, the authorities of the American states, against the background of an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 infection, began to вЂњmove from carrot to stickвЂќ, hoping to ensure an increase in the number of citizens who received the vaccination. This policy is primarily due to the fact that the administration of US President Joe Biden is currently studying the possibility of depriving federal subsidies to institutions with unvaccinated employees, encouraging them to introduce mandatory vaccination.
At the same time, just a few days ago, the American leader proposed using softer methods of stimulation. In particular, he called on state and local governments to pay $100 to each new vaccinated person.
The authorities of American cities and states themselves previously also preferred to encourage vaccinated people. So, various promotions were held for vaccinated people (for example, they were given free beer) and multimillion-dollar lotteries. Now they have made a bet primarily on the punishment of those who refused to be vaccinated.
In particular, in Hawaii, Governor David Ige on August 5 ordered all Americans working in the state to provide data on vaccination or to do weekly tests for coronavirus. Those who do not comply with the new rules can be dismissed. Similar requirements were introduced by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, they affected civil servants, employees and guests of hotels, as well as employees of medical institutions. Violators face fines of up to 5 thousand dollars or imprisonment for up to six months.
Similar rules will take effect in Virginia and Maryland from September. In the first state, all civil servants will have to present a certificate of vaccination or submit negative tests weekly, in the second, restrictions will apply to those who work in crowded places, for example, in hospitals and prisons. At the same time, such measures of the local authorities have already caused discontent among citizens.
According to The Washington Post, earlier the decision on mandatory vaccination of a number of categories of citizens was taken in several countries, for example, in Indonesia, Great Britain, Lebanon, and Greece.
Earlier in August, it was reported that the United States was able to vaccinate 70 percent of the population with at least one component of the vaccine with a delay of one month. At the same time, American officials announced the actual disruption of the vaccination campaign in the most conservative states of the south of the country.
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