Flashpoint 8/22/21: Is it ethical for American businesses to enact COVID vaccine mandates?

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Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – A hearing in Lansing gives a hot mic and the public record to a wild array of vaccine conspiracy talk.

But if you can set that aside, is it ethical for American businesses to enact COVID vaccine mandates? Is it ethical not to?

And while Afghanistan roils from the sudden pullout of American troops, another country has many in Metro Detroit deeply worried. Lebanon in free-fall.

You of course know that the Detroit area is home to the largest Middle Eastern community outside the Middle East.

Even if you have no ties to the Middle East your experience of Middle East culture and certainly food by virtue of living in Detroit comes to you largely via Lebanon.

And right now, the nation of Lebanon is in near economic collapse with no sign of a turnaround on the horizon.

Nasser Beydoun is chairman of the Arab American Civil Rights League and Osama Siblani is the publisher of The Arab American News.

Both made an appearance on Flashpoint Sunday to discuss the issue.

Segment One

Chad Livengood, senior editor at Crain’s Detroit Business; Brad Williams, Vice President of Government Relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber and Portia Roberson, CEO of Focus: HOPE.

Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Nasser Beydoun is chairman of the Arab American Civil Rights League and Osama Siblani is the publisher of The Arab American News.

Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode.

Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.