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It’s easier than ever to find a job. And that’s making it harder for employers to mandate vaccines.

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Walmart won widespread applause last month for requiring its employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. But its announcement came with a twist: The mandate applied only to its corporate staff, not to the bulk of its 1.6 million employees who work in its stores and distribution centers.

From a public-health perspective, the exclusion makes no sense. Given the nature of their jobs, Walmart’s frontline workers are in far greater need of vaccinations than, say, its software engineers who are working from home. So why the double standard? A company spokesperson offered this explanation: The details ⇒

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