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The political nature of the coronavirus pandemic has been obvious from the start, with conservatives largely erring on the side of personal freedom, while the liberals among us are looking for another lockdown.
Fueling this debate has been the mainstream media, with the usual suspects taking up the same, old, tired arguments as always. CNN is pushing the vaccine while many over at Fox News have been a bit more benevolent about it.
But maybe just on the surface.
The right-wing channel Fox News, whose top personalities have for months assailed the concept of vaccine passports and argued that asking about vaccine status amounts to a major intrusion of privacy, told employees this week that they must disclose their vaccination status to the company.
In a Tuesday memo updating staff on Covid-19 procedures, Fox News Media chief executive Suzanne Scott said that the company has “asked all employees — whether on site as part of our essential workforce or working remotely — to upload their vaccination status” into an internal database.
The move was going into effect immediately.
“All employees must enter their status no later than today, August 17th, by close of business,” Scott wrote, bolding that particular sentence in her email, which was obtained by CNN Business, but first reported on by AdWeek.
Scott added that while masks remain optional for vaccinated employees, the company is “requiring employees to wear a mask in small, confined spaces with limited opportunities for social distancing and where there are multiple employees, including control rooms.”
The move comes as a bit of a surprise for the conservative network.
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