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as such The increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 virusThe federal government and some private employers require their workers to show proof of vaccination. In addition, some cities and localities again require masks indoors.
However, some states are not only asking for more precautions, but are already moving to halt future vaccination mandates.
Hemi Teiwarson of the National Academy of Government Health Policy Track state legislatures For such bills, the talk to morning editionMartinez about what you see. In particular:
- As of late last week, 9 states have enacted 11 laws banning vaccine mandates (Arizona and Arkansas both enacted laws).
- Not all of them have been introduced or aged at this point in the pandemic — in fact, some were introduced again in February and March, and the last one went into effect in late June.
- Some of these laws relate only to vaccines that have an emergency use authorization, so the ban will no longer apply if the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines receive full approval from the FDA.
- Laws do not prevent officials from to encourage Vaccinations are only requested. So the governors in these states still push for people to roll up their sleeves, they don’t order it.
- The vast majority of these laws apply only to state and local governments, which means that private schools and employers in those states can still pass vaccine mandates.
Companies such as Google, Netflix, Morgan Stanley, and Washington Post It recently announced vaccine requirements for its employees. Other companies use incentives such as vacation, sweepstakes, and lower health care insurance.
Yuki Noguchi from NPR . owns This story is about how private companies handle these decisions.
This story originally appeared the morning edition live blog.