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THE PRESIDENT: Of us, final week, I laid out a six-point plan for the autumn to beat this pandemic, and it’s based mostly on what science tells us. And vaccination is vital to getting the pandemic below management and conserving — and conserving the financial system robust.
And the primary a part of the plan is to vaccinate the unvaccinated. This can be a — this can be a pandemic of the unvaccinated — not anything proper now.
The Labor Division is engaged on an emergency rule that may require all employers with 100 or extra staff to make sure their staff are totally vaccinated and frequently examined. And it’s going to take slightly bit for them to place these necessities in place below the regulation.
We’re additionally going to require practically all well being staff — healthcare staff to get vaccinated. Along with that, if we search — in the event you search care at a well being facility, it appears to me you need to be sure the people who find themselves treating you might be vaccinated. And that’s what we’re doing. Interval.
And, in complete, these vaccination necessities will cowl over 100 million staff — two-thirds of all staff — and it builds on earlier necessities that — that we’ve put in to date.
And the vaccine necessities work, and extra firms are instituting them. Even Fox Information is requiring them. And I’m not being facetious once I say that. I’m — however it’s fascinating that they’ve stepped ahead and completed that as effectively.
And the — and the group I’m assembly with right here at the moment is main the way in which. We’ll hear from the CEOs and presidents of Disney; Microsoft; Walgreens; Columbia Sportswear; Kaiser Permanente; Youngsters’s Hospital of Philadelphia — “CHOP” — which I’ve spent lots of time; and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream.
And we’re joined by Josh Bolten, who — who’s the — represents the Enterprise Roundtable — which was a brainchild, I feel, from years and years and years in the past out of Wilmington, Delaware and the DuPont Firm.
And — however it represents over 200 main companies who champion vaccine mandates that may hold — and to guarantee that we hold companies open and staff protected.
And likewise, we’ve Invoice Tate. Since instituting the requirement, the Louisiana State College went from — a requirement that there be vaccinations — the vaccination charge at Louisiana State College went from 63 to 81 p.c of the scholars vaccinated in weeks.
And it’s about beating this virus, and it’s about saving lives. That’s what that is all about.
And right here’s what Wall Road has needed to say not too long ago:
Goldman Sachs: Vaccinations can have a constructive influence on employment. It means much less unfold of COVID, which can assist folks return to work.
And Moody’s: Vaccinations means fewer infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. And in flip, it means a stronger financial system.
And I feel everybody — thank everybody for becoming a member of me at the moment, and I stay up for working collectively to beat this pandemic and hold our financial system rising and going robust.
So, thanks all for being right here. And thanks.
Q Sir, did Basic Milley do the suitable factor, sir? In your opinion, did Basic Milley do the suitable factor?
THE PRESIDENT: I’ve nice confidence in Basic Milley.
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