Mark Zuckerberg told tens of thousands of Facebook employees on Thursday that they did not need to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus before returning to work. According to a person familiar with the matter, who declined to be named, the question was raised when a Facebook employee asked how the upcoming vaccine would affect their return to work. < / P > < p > most Facebook employees, especially in the United States, have been working at home since the outbreak. It is reported that the epidemic has killed nearly 300000 Americans. < / P > < p > the source disclosed that Zuckerberg told more than 50000 of his employees that they would not be required to be vaccinated until they returned to the office. He pointed out that some of the staff have returned to the low incidence rate of COVID-19 countries and other limited office buildings. < / P > < p > the source said Facebook founder Zuckerberg still insisted that vaccines would be a positive development and urged employees to keep a social distance until vaccines were distributed. At the same time, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health officials have been pleading with Americans to get vaccinated when they can. In addition, the top U.S. infectious disease expert also stressed that in order to “crush” the covid-19 epidemic by the end of 2021, at least three-quarters of Americans need to be vaccinated next year. In an interview with CBS, he added that if the United States “worked together to launch the vaccine, we should have no problem, but it will not happen spontaneously.” < / P > < p > Facebook stressed in a statement to the daily beast that “whenever the vaccine is available, we have given employees the option to work remotely, at least until July 2021.” A spokesman for the company said: “our U.S. offices will remain closed until the covid-19 vaccine is widely available, and we do not expect them to be open. In today’s corporate Q & A, Mark said: ‘at this point, we don’t think it’s necessary to ask employees to return to work for vaccination. In addition, he said that he was very confident in the vaccine and hoped that he could be vaccinated. “Once we get back to the office, we will have a series of agreements that we expect to include testing, social distance, wearing masks and other best practices. We will continue to work with many experts to develop a plan that prioritizes everyone’s health and safety. ” Google said the proposed media negotiation rules would put its free services in Australia at “risk”