The debate continues among U.S. and global corporations as to the most effective ways to convince employees to get vaccinated. The Financial Times reported on 18 February that the head of the U.S. Business Roundtable, Joshua Bolten, made his opinion clear that it would be “counterproductive” for executives to get too coercive. 

The approximately 200 Business Roundtable members include CEOs of JPMorgan, Amazon, and General Motors. Mr. Bolten specifically used the word “hectoring” to describe the pressure some employees are feeling about the need to get vaccinated. 

The article points out that intimidating workers to get vaccinated might be highest in the U.K. where some companies are instituting “no jab, no job” contracts. As an example, Reuters reported on 18 January about a large London plumbing company:

Pimlico Plumbers, with a workforce of more than 400, has been talking to its lawyers about making the vaccine mandatory for new hires within a few months, founder Charlie Mullins said.”

While confirming the vaccine mandate would only apply to new hires, Mr. Mullins made clear his “hectoring” proclivities when he told Reuters,

“We wouldn’t dream of forcing anybody but I’m pretty much certain that 99% of our staff would jump at the opportunity. Who in their right mind would turn down one needle or one jab that could save your life?”

Mr. Mullins also stated his belief that proof of being vaccinated would eventually become mandatory for air travel or attending large events. He predicted most people will come to accept “no jab, no job” policies.

In the U.S., large business groups such as the Business Roundtable are creating promotional pushes to fight against vaccine hesitancy. Mr. Bolton confirmed, “All of our companies want as many of their employees to get vaccinated as possible.”

The Health Action Alliance, a powerful coalition of businesses, communication companies, and public health organizations (including Walmart, ViacomCBS, and Bank of America), is putting together an extensive campaign of ads to encourage Americans, particularly minorities, to get vaccinated. 

But as Lisa Sherman, who heads the Ad Council, admitted, about 50 percent of the American public were holding off due to safety concerns over “Operation Warp Speed” and the rush to get these vaccines out through the Emergency Use Authorization.

She did, however, point out that a study by the Edelman Trust Barometer, an annual survey done by the Edelman public relations and marketing firm, shows just over 70 percent of Americans have confidence their bosses are giving them good information.

TRENDPOST: Checking out the Edelman Trust Barometer website, here is their opening statement:

“After a year of unprecedented disaster and turbulence—the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crises, the global outcry over systemic racism and political instability—the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals an epidemic of misinformation and widespread mistrust of societal institutions and leaders around the world. 

Adding to this is a failing trust ecosystem unable to confront the rampant infodemic, leaving the four institutions—business, government, NGOs, and media—in an environment of information bankruptcy and a mandate to rebuild trust and chart a new path forward.”

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  1. Christopher Mitchell 2 years ago

    The 4 institutions –business, criminal godvernment, NGOs, and media– are always ALL LIARS. Couldn’t tell Truth or be honest to save their lives at gunpoint. NO integrity. NO righteousness.

    Demons and kin of the devil. We, Their Prey & Victims, will be much better without such anti-life, inhuman and inhumane scum.

  2. HandsFree 2 years ago

    Liars, thieves and murders – that is all they are and have ever been

    They have zero moral or ethic

    They pray at the alter of profit

    Trust us – we are your masters

  3. Derekzan 2 years ago

    So what did that make HITLER then?

  4. a1achiropractic 2 years ago

    A modernized form of a National Socialist Party in other words a merger of government (political and bureaucratic), NGOs, corporations and media whose purpose is to over throw the Republic and replace it with Anarcho-Tyranny. It happened before in Nazi Germany and that movement’s “father” was Adolf Hitler.

  5. lvblasiotti 2 years ago

    The following was copied from a Facebook comment….food for thought:

    To those who are still informing themselves about this “vaccine” (by definition it is not a vaccine – see below )…
    Should we all have the opportunity to make our own choice – BY ALL MEANS!
    That said, when our own doctors are not even informed and then pass non or mis-information on – that can make for a real problem and it’s one that has existed for a very long time. Doctors by and large are “educated” by the pharmaceutical companies. It is what it is! Make your own conclusions as to why all this is happening and why this disinformation campaign is being propagated. These are just some facts and thoughts for those still seeking.
    I am sharing this from a friend, but I want to add a couple of things. First, it is NOT a vaccine, per se. Vaccines, according to their very definition, force your body to produce antibodies to fight the disease/virus against which you are being vaccinated. This does not happen with the COVID-19 vaccine. It is essentially gene therapy. Second, it is up to you if you want to get it, but you should be fully informed, and NO ONE should be forced. EVER.
    Ok, what is the purpose of being vaccinated against COVID-19?
    “If I get vaccinated”:
    1.- Can I stop wearing the mask? Government: No
    2.- Can they reopen restaurants, pubs, bars etc. at a 100% capacity and everyone work normally? Government: No
    3.- Will I be resistant to COVID-19? Government Response – Maybe, but we don’t know exactly, it probably won’t stop you getting it
    4.- At least I won’t be contagious to others anymore? Government Response – No, it doesn’t stop transmission.
    5.- If I am vaccinated, can I stop social distancing? Government: No
    6.- If I am vaccinated, can I stop disinfecting my hands? Government: No
    7.- If I vaccinate myself and my grandparents, can we hug each other? Government: No
    8.- Will cinemas, theatres and stadiums operate as per normal thanks to vaccines? Government: No
    9.- What is the benefit of the vaccine? Government Response – Hoping the virus won’t kill you.
    10.- Are you sure it won’t kill me? Government: No
    11.- If statistically the virus won’t kill me anyway (99.7% survival rate) … Why would I get vaccinated?” Government Response – To protect others.
    12.- So if I get vaccinated, I can protect 100% of people I come in contact with? Government: No
    13.- Can you guarantee that I won’t experience adverse effects from taking the vaccine or die from the vaccine itself? Government Response – No
    14. – Since you’re encouraging every American to get vaccinated then, when people experience severe adverse reactions, long term effects (still unknown) or die from the vaccine will they or their families be compensated? Government response: NO – the government and vaccine manufactures have 100% zero liability in experimental stages.
    15. -How long does the vaccine last? Government response- we aren’t sure.
    So, to summarize, the Covid 19 vaccine… Does not give immunity. Does not eliminate the virus. Does not prevent death. Does not guarantee you won’t get it. Does not stop you passing it on. Does not eliminate the need for travel bans. Does not eliminate the need for business closures. Does not eliminate the need for lock-downs. Does not eliminate the need for masking.

  6. Daniel Mendoza 2 years ago

    Lvblasioti, thank you . I’ve said most of this to my loved ones and they say they need to travel , or they want live a safer life……that is why they want the vaccine. Message here is propaganda works its spewed out by media day and night and those who’ve lived a cushy Life cannot conceive of that life being permanently altered. They are 99% moral upstanding citizens that hitched their ride with the corporate lifestyle and they made significant incomes and did not struggle financially , ie lived the American dream if you’re 50 or older and not already homeless you know people in this class. But now they are locked up in their house per the governors orders and all their priviledge is gone or reduced to the only pleasure left the grocery store, their mate, their pets and maybe their children who might live close enough where they can visit . The rest is on hold indefinitely, no college buddies getting together, no softball games, no watching grandkids play soccer , no library s to check out the latest bestsellers or peruse hobby sections , not even a glance at the attractive faces that used to appear on an outing to get more booze. You can afford it but the Fauci Clown says stay home order more from the Bezos monopoly. You’re not escaping to a tropical island mid February . You’re not anymore than a little digit in a statistical analysis. But wait you can write to you elected leaders they do so much for you. On and on and on .

  7. […] companies instituting forcing employees to get the Operation Warp Speed gene therapy shot; see "NEW TREND: 'JAB HECTORING'" (23 Feb 2021), “NO JAB, NO JOB?” (1 Jun 2021) and "WANT TO KEEP YOUR JOB? GET THE JAB!" (14 Sep […]

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