Battles over COVID vaccine mandates are heating up. Many first responders, police officers, and other employees are deciding not to bow down and go along with the mandate.
Some are engaging in lawsuits to have vaccine mandates legally overturned; others are letting themselves be fired and/or engaging in walk-outs to make their voices heard.
Peaceful protests are also popping up across the nation; recently, Southwest Airlines backed down from its original policy that would have unvaccinated workers pushed into unpaid leave while seeking out exemptions from the mandate.
On Thursday, President Biden mocked Americans who have concerns about the vaccine mandate’s implications on freedom. After mocking freedom, the doddering president declared that workers should be cast into unemployment if they fail to take the COVID vaccine.
However, earlier this week, the Federal Reserve released a sobering take on COVID vaccine mandates.
Relevant remarks from the Federal Reserve
In the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, the body made some serious points that all Americans should heed. Per the Federal Reserve, vaccine mandates (along with issues concerning childcare) are driving high turnover rates as more employees retire or seek work elsewhere.