The Walt Disney Company announced Friday that all employees – working for the company in the United States – must be vaccinated against the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) COVID virus.
Disney joins big-tech companies, including Google and Facebook, who declared in July that every American employee must get the jab before entering the office.
The company said its new rule will give salaried and non-union hourly employees across the nation 60 days to follow this order.
Employees who aren’t already vaccinated and are working on-site will have 60 days from today to complete their protocols, and any employees still working from home will need to provide verification of vaccination prior to their return, with certain limited exceptions, according to the Disney statement.
The $150-billion conglomerate is also negotiating with union leaders representing employees, who will lose their jobs if not vaccination-obedient.
Sadly, the workers affected at Disney can hardly afford to lose their jobs. Most are very poorly paid and those with children could qualify for all manner of public welfare. Look at this chart:
The Disney firm has about 203,000 employees.
Things are nearly as bad at Walmart – the world’s number one retailer. Founded by Sam Walton to celebrate Made in America, his spawn ended that dream after his death, and Made in China is far more fitting today.
While Sam appreciated the working class (and geared his business to serve them), the current brain trust has decided (also on Friday) that all employees at its headquarters, plus managers, who travel within the United States – must be vaccinated by early October.
“We’re hoping that will influence even more of our front-line associates to become vaccinated,” according to Scott Pope, a Walmart spokesman.
Walmart in May ruled that fully-vaccinated employees could work without masks, but that also ended Friday.
Employees working in stores, clubs, distribution facilities, and warehouses will be forced to wear masks in areas with high infection rates, even if they have been vaccinated.
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Meanwhile, the Walton family is the richest in the world with $235 billion net worth, enough money to pay all 117 million American households a onetime bonus of $2,000.
To make things even worse for shoppers Walmart is also making its customers wear masks in communities with so-called surging cases.
Adding back mask signs at store entrances, Walmart will also resurrect health ambassadors to hand out masks and order compliance.
All this may sound like your first day in Kindergarten, when the teacher said “Nap time,” and you dutifully put your head down, then stayed awake, as you wondered: who thought this was a great idea?
The reversal in its mask policy came three days after the CDC altered its CCP virus-related guidance to require masks in most areas of the nation even if citizens are fully vaccinated.
New research indicates that on rare occasions, some vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant after vaccination may be contagious and spread the virus to others, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, claimed.
In a strange twist, Walensky said that the research for these mask and worker vaccination decisions were largely based on some study in Massachusetts:
This outbreak investigation and the published report were a collaboration between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC.
I am grateful to the commonwealth for their collaboration and rigorous investigation. I would also like to humbly thank the residents of Barnstable County, who leaned in to assist with the investigation through their swift participation in interviews by contact tracers, willingness to provide samples for testing, and adherence to safety protocols following notification of exposure.
The 2022 HHS budget proposes $131.8 billion in discretionary budget authority, $1.5 trillion in mandatory funding and 79,450 employees.
While deciding to mask us again, HHS staff members were likely enjoying their stay as liaisons in Barnstable County (middle of Cape Cod), as the locals ($97,000 average salary) offered input that will affect the jobs of tens of millions and the overall fate of American businesses.
For the record, there is no Walmart in Barnstable County, but reportedly some residents have heard it’s a great place to send the staff for cheap masks for the help.