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Mark Gongloff

Southwest, American Aren’t Really Bucking Texas on Vaccines

Their vaccine mandates don’t look all that mandatory.

Vaccinations optional.

Vaccinations optional.

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If you parent the way this newsletter does, then you often set stern behavioral mandates for your children but “forget” to enforce them because that would involve pausing “Squid Game” and getting off the couch. Then you wonder why your children are delinquents. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are taking the same approach to vaccine mandates.