In other news, the Biden administration is offering tax credits to employers who offer paid time off to their employees for getting vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Russian police conducted mass arrests and raids against supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalny was recently transferred to a prison hospital and his condition is said to be critical.
With Navalny possibly on his literal death bed and between 120,000 to 150,000 Russian troops massing on Ukraine's border, I can't help but wonder what Putin's endgame with all of this is. What does he really want? Is he just drunk on power?
Finally, organizers of the Burning Man festival have indicated you might need a vaccine passport to attend this year.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man organizers have said that they are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 if the organizers move forward with plans to hold this year’s counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert. [...]
[CEO Marian Goodell] said civic responsibility is an important part of organizers’ guiding principles but that they realize people in some countries haven’t had access to vaccines, nor have most children.
“That’s not quite figured out yet. There are plenty of people that are challenging whether it is necessary,” she said.
Goodell added: “We hear you. The question of vaccines and how to basically require them, and even from a logistical standing, frankly — all of that, we’re taking a look at.”
They're being coy now, but I think this is how big events will slowly come back. If not Burning Man, other similar events could require it.