Vivek Murthy- US Surgeon General on Sunday during an appearance on CNN’s- State of the union said that COVID-19 Vaccine obligations are to be presented by businesses and colleges, and in the present scenario, it’s a need of the hour to ensure a safe environment and the Food and Drug Administration will approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine in the coming days.
Murthy did not harbor reservations about the usage of such health mandates in the workplace and classroom. Murthy also strengthened necessities for school employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
To ensure teachers and other staff to be vaccinated and to create a safer environment for our kids,” he said with the ongoing spread of the profoundly infectious Delta variant across the US, Murthy said that it was crucial to focus on keeping children safe.”I think all of these are reasonable because when we’re faced with the most transmissible variant that we’ve seen to date, the Delta variant,” he said.
Murthy, who has also worked as a Surgeon General in the Obama administration and at present under President Joe Biden, said that the impending FDA announcement concerning the full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine would push more people to receive their shots, resulting in enhancing more businesses and places of employment to proceed with enforcing requirements.Since the pandemic started in the US, approximately 37.7 million people have been contaminated with the virus, as per the latest data gathered by Johns Hopkins University.