Vaccine mandate good for business, says Wolfers

September 17, 2021 NBC News

Some of America's top business executives met with President Biden on Wednesday to discuss the new vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, explained why executive support for the mandate is crucial.

“The mandate is actually good for business. The return of delta has caused the recovery to stall. If we get rid of delta, we get the recovery back,” Wolfers said. “You don't want to be the CEO out on a ledge, potentially creating a PR disaster, but if everyone in your industry is doing the same thing, you're not on the ledge. It’s depoliticized the issue."