Michael Schmidt spoke with NBC News about COVID-19 vaccine mandates at work. If scrapping the mandate is viewed as a win by smaller companies, though, Michael said that big businesses with footprints that span both red and blue states stand to lose.  "The bad news, from a practical standpoint, is now instead of having one uniform national policy and requirement on the issue, you're now going back to this patchwork of state laws that are really all over the place... the multi-jurisdictional companies are dealing with this now." And small business owners hoping that a federal mandate would help to turn the tide of soaring COVID cases and get them back to "business as usual" said they were just plain frustrated.

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