Milestone Monday just in: Today we hit 70% of adults w/ at least one dose! +468K doses reported administered, incl. 320K newly vaccinated (vs. 257K last Monday). 7-day average of newly vaccinated highest since July 4. Let's continue working to get more eligible vaccinated! 🇺🇸
Seeing a remarkable increase in the number of newly vaccinated people in Louisiana. Check your state here: covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccination-trends pic.twitter.com/lAQbr9ZjNs
Just led a @NatlGovsAssoc call with @WHCOVIDResponse Coordinator Jeff Zients and Chair @AsaHutchinson on COVID and the spread of the Delta variant. Dr. Fauci specifically mentioned New Jersey data on the efficacy of the vaccine against serious illness. Get vaccinated.
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In Iowa,158 people were hospitalized with the virus as of July 28 — triple the number at the end of June. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that even vaccinated Iowans wear masks indoors in 75 of the state's 99 counties, citing the risk of spread in those areas.
"Getting vaccinated is the single most effective thing we can do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities," Tyson CEO Donnie King said in an open letter to employees.
King added in his letter that the requirement will be subject to negotiation with unions at plants where employees are organized, including Iowa sites. The company operates meatpacking plants in Columbus Junction, Council Bluffs, Independence, Perry, Storm Lake and Waterloo.
It had to temporarily shutter some of those plants in April 2020 as thousands of workers on tightly packed processing lines tested positive for the virus, leading to a string of federal lawsuits that are still pending.
The company said in a statement Tuesday that 56,000 of its U.S. employees — "almost half" — have been vaccinated. The company has hosted 100 vaccination clinics at its locations around the country.
Tyson also announced that it will increase the financial incentive for workers who receive shots, "subject to ongoing conversations with locations represented by unions." The company will now pay those workers $200, up from an amount equivalent to four hours of normal wages.
Workers citing a medical or religious reason for declining the shot will not need to be vaccinated, the company said.