It seems that vaccination mandates actually, you know, work:
Delta Air Lines’s chief health officer announced last week that 4,000 unvaccinated employees got inoculated after the company announced that it was adding a $200 monthly surcharge on its health care plan for employees who were not vaccinated.
Henry Ting, during a media briefing with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, said almost 20 percent of the 20,000 unvaccinated Delta employees moved to be inoculated after CEO Ed Bastian announced the new surcharge policy on Aug. 25.
He also said that the company has not seen any turnover or resignations in response to the new policy, according to WGNTV.com.
That sounds like a successful carrot-stick strategy, and note that last paragraph: none of ’em quit.
This also sounds like a good carrot-stick strategy: Los Angeles will require proof of vaccination at indoor bars, nightclubs, wineries, and breweries. It’s like what France did that got Parisians vaccinated practically overnight.