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Misinformation makes working in stores harder than need be

The New York Times 09/27/2021

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in some parts of the country has made challenging retail jobs even more challenging, even for a fully vaccinated store associate concerned about bringing the COVID-19 virus home to his elderly parents. “A lot of people here still don’t believe the virus is real — even when the hospitals are full, even when they have family dying,” said Peter Naughton, a cashier at Walmart. “With the vaccines, one co-worker told me getting it would go against her faith. Another told me it contains baby fetuses and mercury. Someone else said it was created by Bill Gates to insert microchips to track you. I said, ‘Why would he want to track you?’”

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