President Joe Biden hosted company CEOs on the White Home on Wednesday to advertise coronavirus vaccine mandates.
“The vaccine necessities work,” Biden mentioned to reporters on the high of the assembly on the White Home. “Extra firms are instituting them.”
Joe Biden met with the CEOs of Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens, Walt Disney, Columbia Sportswear – who attended the assembly in-person – and the president of Microsoft, who joined nearly.
The founder and CEO of Molly Moon’s Selfmade Ice Cream additionally attended the assembly at Biden’s invitation.
Former White Home Chief of Employees for George W. Bush Josh Bolten, now main the Enterprise Roundtable, a lobbying group for companies, additionally attended, in addition to the president and CEO of Youngsters’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Biden praised the group for “main the best way” on vaccine mandates and inspired different companies to comply with swimsuit.
Through the occasion, Biden touted Goldman Sachs and Fox Information for his or her endorsement of vaccine mandates.
“Even Fox Information is requiring it,” Biden mentioned. “I’m not being facetious once I say that, however it’s attention-grabbing that they’ve stepped ahead and accomplished that as properly.”
The President of Louisiana State College, who additionally enacted vaccine mandates for college students, attended the assembly and earned reward from the president for rising vaccination charges from 63 p.c to 81 p.c.
“It’s about beating a virus and it’s about saving lives —that’s what that is all about,” he mentioned.
The White Home escorted reporters out of the room earlier than any of the CEOs spoke.