CNN – Half of Chicago’s rank-and-file cops could be off the street. Their union doesn’t want to be required to disclose their vaccine status. Also, 120 cops in San Francisco refused to comply with that city’s vaccine mandate.
Thousands are protesting in Italy over a strict new vaccine requirement.
Many of them work at the docks, which is not the news anyone who’s been nervously reading about the global supply chain wanted to hear. Up to 40% of workers at one port haven’t gotten the shot, according to their union, says CNN’s report.
The requirement in Italy is that anyone on a payroll, public or private, must have a recently certified vaccination, recovery from infection or a negative test within 48 hours.
There’s an app for all this, which would make everything so much easier but is something we are unwilling to entertain here in the US.
Italy’s government says 81% of the eligible population is vaccinated, so these protests are giving us a good indication of where the vaccination holes are in that country.
A “green” pass in their app has been required for certain trains, indoor restaurants, museums and gyms since September 1.
This requirement for work, however, is what’s caused the protests, and it comes just as the Biden administration is looking to push its own requirement, through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, that the vaccine is a matter of public safety.
I wish it were possible to know how many additional people got the vaccine due to the requirement as opposed to protest. I would be willing to wager that a much larger number simply got the shot.
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