According to a recent poll, 72 percent of unvaccinated employees would quit their jobs if they were not granted a religious or medical exemption under sweeping new vaccine mandates that have divided the nation.
Many throughout the country took advantage of unemployment benefits. In some instances (but not all), people sat at home watching Netflix while collecting money from the government. And with many parts of the country already experiencing a labor shortage from employees choosing to stay at home, the vaccine mandate could spell further disaster for the economy. Quoting an interview published by Fox with Alfredo Ortiz:
"These government mandates always disproportionately hurt small businesses, and this mandate targets those that have suffered the most economically. Restaurants, in particular, continue to face staffing shortages that will make enforcing such a mandate even more onerous."
In Dallas, several businesses are already replacing employees with robots to combat the labor shortage. "They're not taking anybody's job because no one is showing up," a local restaurant owner told KTVT. "What they are doing is helping the ones who are really working." So, if more people refuse to show up for work (or quit their job) due to the vaccine mandate, robots may become a lot more prevalent throughout the country. Plus, the loss of jobs would create an even bigger strain on unemployment benefits and other government programs.
Many Republican Governors (such as Greg Abbott) threatened legal action against the Biden administration over the vaccine mandates. However, the President arrogantly told them to "have at it," in a comment that infuriated conservatives around the country. "I am so disappointed that, particularly some Republican governors, have been so cavalier with the health of these kids, so cavalier with the health of their communities. We're playing for real here. This isn't a game. And I don't know of any scientist out there in this field that doesn't think it makes considerable sense to do the things I've suggested."
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This article is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered medical advice. While the vaccine has been proven to be safe and effective, you should still talk to your doctor before making any decisions that could impact your health.
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