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One of the most progressive companies in the United States has dropped their COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the wake of a rush of new vaccine news.

Starbucks Corp has suspended their COVID-19 vaccine policy, that required US employees to either be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, or test regularly. The policy covered all of Starbucks' 220,000 US employees, including those in Shreveport and Bossier City.

But in a memo sent to employees, Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver told staff that they were dropping the policy. The memo directly addresses the recent Supreme Court decision to stop the Biden Administration's COVID vaccine mandate.

A large part of the discussion around the Supreme Court decision, and other vaccine mandates, has been the evidence that those who are vaccinated are still spreading the COVID virus. Evidence that started piling up in late 2021, which has also caused President Biden to stop referring to the ongoing pandemic as a "pandemic of the unvaccinated".

Additionally, new research shows that a fourth booster dose of the COVID vaccine cannot stop the spread among the vaccinated.

While some countries, like the UK, are dropping all COVID restrictions due to the prevailing evidence that masks and vaccinations cannot stop COVID spread, other countries are still carrying extreme measures. In Australia video has recently surfaced of a middle-aged woman being arrested by a handful of officers outside of a cafe for not having her vaccination paperwork on her. You can see that video here

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