Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochell Walensky stated the Biden administration has plans for “education and counseling” essential workers to make them comfortable getting vaccinated while on Fox News Sunday.
Anchor Chris Wallace said, “Let’s talk about mandates for adults. President Biden was asked about the controversial mandates for essential workers at his town hall this week. Take a look at his answer.”
In a video, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked, “Should police officers, emergency responders be mandated to get vaccines, and if not, should they stay at home or that go?”
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President Joe Biden replied, “Yes and yes.”
Wallace continued, “Are you still full speed ahead on mandates for essential workers to get vaccinated?”
Walensky said, “We have seen that these mandates are getting more and more people vaccinated. Here’s what we know, the most disruptive thing that you can do to a workforce is to have a COVID outbreak in that workforce. That was definitely not only send people home but send people to the hospital, and some may pass. What we know from the police workforce is there have been more deaths from the coronavirus over the last year and a half than all other causes of death for that workforce combined. So we believe it is very important to get these people vaccinated. There is a plan, should these people not want to be vaccinated, towards education and counseling to get people the information they need so that they are feeling comfortable in getting vaccinated.”