OSHA vaccine mandate asserts those who had COVID-19 still face 'grave danger' from virus
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a report in which it explains that even if a person had COVID-19, they face significant danger from the virus.
OSHA introduced a vaccine mandate for any workplace that has more than 100 employees, setting a deadline of Jan. 4 for all such employees and companies to comply.
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As part of recommending the mandate, OSHA re-examined the risks of and associated with coronavirus reinfection.
The agency concluded that while "the science is evolving," the current data is not enough to save individuals from "grave danger" of exposure to and reinfection from the coronavirus.
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"A considerable number of individuals who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 do not appear to have acquired effective immunity to the virus," OSHA wrote in a lengthy report, citing research conducted by multiple studies over this past summer. "The level of protection afforded by infection-induced immunity appears to depend on the severity of individuals' infections."