There is a very simple fact of life that's slowly coming to light in Kansas City: Locals who want to work will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This isn't a mandate, it's reality.
Some might blame "at-will" employment laws in Missouri & Kansas but there's also the question liability and public health compliance overall.
To wit . . .
COMING SOON!!! YOUR BOSS & KCMO WILL OFFER MORE "OPPORTUNITIES" TO GET THE COVID-19 VAXX!!!
Whilst former Presidents taking the cure might not convince locals, employers politely "encouraging" workers to take part in the fight against the pandemic will undoubtedly grab a great deal of attention from people who want to keep their jobs during the greatest American economic decline since The Great Depression.
Here's the word . . .
"Kansas City wants to be front and center with the 'return to work' effort because city hall is taking such a huge hit from shutting down so many local places. Returning safely with a vaccine provides a way for politicos to take credit for the solution and hopefully undo a great deal of the economic damage that has taken place. Of course some people don't like it but it's doubtful there will be any questions or opposition against the strategy. Don't expect to see any terms like 'mandate' they're hoping to get most people to opt-in voluntarily."
The political reality is that, right now, MAGA & Prez Trump are taking credit for the vaxx as well. Accordingly, the rhetorical hurdle for conspiracy theorists will be hard to surmount even if this election year has heightened skepticism in news, health advice and elected officials.
Check the links . . .VOX: How America’s Covid-19 epidemic ends
You decide . . .