After Google and Facebook, it is the turn of another Californian giant, Uber, to make vaccination mandatory for its employees in the United States, while the Delta variant is once again causing cases of Covid-19 to flare up around the world, according to reports American media. In addition, the return to the office of employees, at the global level, is postponed until the end of October, reports Business Insider.
Contacted byAFP, Uber did not immediately respond. Google and Facebook had made similar announcements on Wednesday, announcing that they would require all their employees brought to their premises to be vaccinated, after a wave of similar announcements from public bodies in the United States.
A series of measures was presented
President Joe Biden presented, also this Thursday, a series of measures to boost vaccination in the country, including the obligation for millions of federal employees either to be vaccinated or to comply with a series of constraints , such as the obligation to wear the mask continuously and to undergo regular tests, once or twice a week. The federal state employs 4 million people, including 2 million civilians.
Barely half of the American population (49.4%) is vaccinated, and 57.7% of those over 12, that is, those who are eligible for the vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Prevention and Department of Disease Control (CDC), the United States’ leading federal public health agency.