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Netflix will force its employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate in any of its productions in the United States.
The streaming platform becomes the first Hollywood studio to require this measure, although for the time being it will only apply to “zone A” of its shoots, which includes the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The unions representing actors, screenwriters, and other professionals involved have accepted Netflix’s measure.
Only certain religious, medical, or age-related reasons will be accepted as exceptions for not being vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established in May that the fully vaccinated population in the United States could remain unmasked most of the time, even if they are in enclosed spaces or with a large group of people.
But last week, virologist Anthony Fauci admitted that they are now considering recommending that those vaccinated return to wearing a mask, in the face of an increase in contagions that is taking the country “in the wrong direction”, making the population doubt the efficiency of the vaccine.
The White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, confirmed on Monday that the intention of the government presided over by Joe Biden is to maintain the current travel restrictions.