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COVID-19: Unemployment Compensations For Those Refusing Vaccinations: Are you Eligible

The year 2022 is off with a bang. Omicron- the highly contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus is wreaking havoc on the rate of recovery of the American economy.  As such – the COVID-19 variant, according to the latest figures from U.S. health officials, accounts for nearly half of the latest reported cases of the COVID-19 virus.

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Furthermore, 265,000 cases were reported in one day due to Omicron breaking the previous record of around 250,000. Although this variant of the virus does not seem to be as deadly as its predecessors, which according to an article on Marca entitled: ” Unemployment Benefits: How to claim the new compensation” has led to a high spike in cases, over half a million people tested positive for COVID-19 in December last year.

Mandatory Vaccinations – Compensation

For these reasons, many companies in the United States of America have made it mandatory to get the COVID-19 vaccination. However, there have been several employees in the United States of America who, for various reasons, refused to get vaccinated and lost their jobs.

However, according to Marca – lawmakers in certain states have made legal exceptions for those who have refused to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, and Tennessee all have made legal exceptions for the COVID-19 vaccinations – helping to curb unemployment rates and reimburse workers as a result. Furthermore, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Wyoming might be joining in soon.

Economic Effects For 2022

In addition to this, according to Marca, even though the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is so prevalent in the United States of America – many people fear there will be very little federal aid this year to help those already affected by unemployment. Amid the huge economic contraction, many business owners are fearing that the virus will affect them getting back to full workforce and effectiveness.

Getting as many people back to work and employed might be one of the most important tasks for such role-players at the beginning of 2022. Such legal exceptions in these aforementioned states might help to do so and allow for more liberty and protection of fundamental human rights like the freedom of choice during this pandemic. What lies ahead though, remains to be seen.



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