US firms grapple with vaccine mandates amid widespread misinformation

Polls show that significant numbers of Americans continue to believe conspiracy theories about the pandemic, fuelling their reluctance to get inoculated. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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WASHINGTON - Companies in the United States are grappling with whether or not to move ahead with vaccine requirements for their employees, following a Supreme Court ruling last week that struck down the Biden administration's vaccine-or-testing mandate for large businesses.

Among their challenges is a conservative blowback to vaccine mandates, fuelled by misinformation that critics say social media giants are not doing enough to curb.

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