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World Coronavirus Dispatch: Snow leopards the latest cats to get infected

No normal Christmas for many in Europe, Brazil's vaccination plan does little to assuage public fears, what conferences may look like post Covid, and other pandemic-related news across the globe


The ideal christmas celebrations for many in Europe are likely to remain a fantasy this year as the region struggles with severe coronavirus second wave of infections.

Akash Podishetty
Should companies require employees to take the vaccine?

As vaccine hesitancy takes centre stage around the world, authorities fear any delay in immunisation presents a challenge to their nations and economies. In this context, employers and business leaders are uniquely positioned to propagate vaccine literacy. For Instance, they can ask their employees to get vaccinated in order to return to offices. Apart from the argument of social responsibility, it also helps businesses return to the pre-pandemic normal faster. If more people and customers are vaccinated, international travel can resume, employees can feel safe about their workplaces and thereby higher productivity.

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First Published: Dec 15 2020 | 3:03 PM IST

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