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Businesses Should Keep Ignoring Texas’ Vaccine Mandate Ban

OSHA-fine avoidance isn’t the only reason. Making employees and customers feel safe is kind of important too.

Messing with Texas.

Messing with Texas.

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It’s easy to forget, but early in the pandemic, Texas Governor Greg Abbott took pandemic precautions seriously, shutting down schools, gyms and in-person dining and even imposing a statewide mask mandate. Right-wing Texans accepted these measures with stoic grace. Ha ha, no.