Biden: Unconnected puts economy at risk, as others fear leaving home – poca Negócios

Biden: Unconnected puts economy at risk, as others fear leaving home - poca Negócios

The President of the United States, Joe Biden (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President of America, Joe Biden gave a speech on Thursday, 7th in which he defended the importance of vaccine requirements against COVID-19. Speaking in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, he said the uneducated “put the economy at risk” because they prevent other people from going out, for example by not going to restaurants or movie theaters.

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Biden highlighted the work companies do to ensure their employees are vaccinated. He said in the coming weeks the Labor Department will publish a guideline for companies with more than 100 employees to ensure they are vaccinated or otherwise tested against Covid-19 once a week.

The US president acknowledged progress had been made and believed the country was moving “in the right direction” to conquer the pandemic, but he also acknowledged “there is still work to be done”. He recalled that more than a quarter of eligible people in the country are still not vaccinated, which poses risks such as the emergence of new, more dangerous forms of COVID-19.

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About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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