when i got tested today they asked me questions as to why i’m there in terms of symptoms, and also asked me if i was vaccinated. i assumed it’s just for statistical purposes though for now, rather than to determine eligibility to be tested.
actually, the symptoms questions is also if you want both the rapid test and the pcr test. if you have symptoms they will do both. if not, just the rapid test is sufficient.
hmmm, didn’t know this. that seems a little dangerous though. people getting tested is a good thing for stopping the spread regardless of vaccination status. even vaccinated people might want to get tested for a reason unrelated to symptoms.
Heart disease and cancer both killed more Americans in 2020 than Covid. Exercise significantly reduces heart disease risk, so why not have the federal government mandate exercise as a condition of employment?
Correct, but I won’t get HD & Cancer by breathing the air next to someone with HD & Cancer.
For me, that’s where I draw the line - how does what “you” do affect “me”? If you’re breathing cancer sticks, then I don’t want to breathe your exhalations…same with your covids floating around all willy nilly.
“You” is the general “you” in this post, not anyone specifically.
Flu is IIRC more dangerous to young children than Covid.
Once we get to “more or less likely” we get onto subjective decisions that may change over time. Covid is more deadly than flu, but at what multiple do we mandate a flu vaccine now that the power to do so is with the federal government?
Depressed people are more likely to come in and shoot up the workplace, should we make sure not to employ them as a preventative measure?
I assume this company didn’t always have this policy. Are there smokers who were grandfathered into being allowed to smoke or did they announce one day that all smokers must quit smoking or get fired ASAP?
Also, seems like something someone can easily lie about.