US President Joe Biden will meet with some of the country’s top CEOs on Wednesday as part of his efforts to bring more coronavirus attacks into American arms.
With the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus creating headwinds for economic recovery in the United States, President Joe Biden will meet with some of the country’s top CEOs on Wednesday as part of his efforts to bring more blows to the United States. American weapons.
The meeting, which the White House says will include the heads of Walt Disney Co, Columbia Sportswear, Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance, among other business figures, comes less than a week after Biden announced that the US Department of Labor. You are developing an emergency rule. Require companies with 100 or more employees to have their workers vaccinated or screened weekly for COVID-19.
The rule would cover about two-thirds of American workers.
All of the companies that attended Wednesday’s meeting have issued vaccine mandates for their workforce or are developing them, the White House said.
Other vaccine measures announced by Biden last week include requiring that almost all federal employees be fully vaccinated. On Monday, his administration said federal workers have until Nov. 22 to comply with the order.
The public health mandates surrounding COVID-19 are a partisan political football game in the US, and some Republican-led states oppose advice given by health officials.
Meanwhile, Biden – a Democrat – has been redoubling his efforts to boost the country’s vaccination rate. About 54 percent of Americans are currently fully vaccinated, while 63.2 percent have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The White House said Josh Bolten, president and CEO of the Business Roundtable, a trade association representing companies that employ about 20 million workers, will also attend Wednesday’s meeting.
Last week, after Biden announced the new vaccine measures, Bolten voiced his support for them. “America’s business leaders know how important vaccines and tests are in defeating the pandemic,” he said in a statement. “The Business Roundtable looks forward to continuing to work with the Administration and leaders at all levels of government to defeat the pandemic.”