United Airlines Will Require Employees To Be Vaccinated
United Airlines just announced that all of their employees will be required to be vaccinated in order to work for their company.
Now we're treading into some serious territory. When you put people's jobs on the line and you threaten their livelihood by making them take a foreign substance and inject it into their bodies. Yea I know the intentions are good, but dang your gonna fire people if they don't get it? That just doesn't sit right with me.
United, which has 67,000 employees in the United States, is the first major U.S. airline to announce it will require vaccination for workers. The airline has been requiring vaccination of new hires since mid-June. Unvaccinated workers are required to wear face masks at company offices.
The Chicago-based airline estimates that up to 90% of its pilots and close to 80% of its flight attendants are already vaccinated. They get incentives to do so.
United Airlines is giving their employees until Oct. 25th to be fully vaccinated. Now there are some exceptions if you have health issues or it goes against your religion then you'll get a pass.
The thing that worries me about this is that this could become the new norm, very quickly. If every major corporation was forced to make its employees take the covid-19 vaccine we then could be building the biggest pile of firewood ever. And all it would take is one person to freak out and now you've got major backlash to deal with.
I'm all for health and the elimination of any virus that could do any damage, small or big. But mandating people to do it could lead to major headaches down the road.
I already need an aspirin...