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Pilot: Federal Vaccine Mandate Could Have ‘Catastrophic Effect’ on Transportation System

An American Airlines pilot warned that a vaccine mandate announced last month by President Joe Biden may have a “catastrophic effect” on the transportation system and supply chain. “It’s going to affect commerce, it’s going to affect trade, and ultimately it’s going to affect the economy,” American Airlines pilot Joshua Yoder told Fox News this week. Biden on Sept. 9 announced mandatory vaccinations for federal workers, federal contractors, and many healthcare workers. Some major airlines have said they are considered federal contractors, meaning their employees have to be vaccinated. “If you have flights reduced by 30 percent because 30 percent of pilots are fired because they won’t take the vaccine, this is going to affect how your goods get here from overseas, how they are distributed to the store,” Yoder further said, adding that similar scenes are unfolding in other industries. “The same thing is happening with the truckers, it’s …

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