Politics Where is Biden’s vaccine mandate? Or was it all just 'pandemic politics'?
Republican states prepare for legal showdown over Biden vaccine mandate
Republican governors and state officials are preparing for a legal battle with the Biden administration over a mask mandate they say the federal government has no authority to issue but that its supporters say has precedent in immunization requirements for attending schools, joining the military, and other contexts. © Provided by Washington Examiner At least a dozen Republican governors have already criticized the mandate as an overreach by President Joe Biden, and many have vowed to file a lawsuit against the requirements once the Biden administration puts it into effect.
Two weeks ago today, President Joe Biden warned that “the unvaccinated overcrowd our hospitals, are overrunning the emergency rooms and intensive care units.”
To combat this “distinct minority of Americans,” Biden said the Department of Labor would issue an “emergency” regulation requiring all employers with more than 100 employees to mandate all of their employees either get vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test once a week.
“Pandemic politics,” Biden said, “are making people sick, causing unvaccinated people to die.”
So what exactly are the details of this new regulation? What negative tests will be admissible? Who will bear the cost of testing? Will workers who have had COVID-19 already still be subject to the mandate? What about employees who work from home? Will they be forced to get vaccines too? What about those employees protected under the Americans with Disabilities act? Will they be exempt?
Alaska's largest hospital implements crisis standards of care; Florida makes death data public after secrecy: COVID-19 updates
Alaska’s largest hospital applies rations care, prioritizing resources to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most. COVID-19 updates.“While we are doing our utmost, we are no longer able to provide the standard of care to each and every patient who needs our help,” Dr. Kristen Solana Walkinshaw, chief of staff at Providence Alaska Medical Center, wrote in a letter addressed to Alaskans distributed Tuesday.
Well, it has been two weeks, and we still have no answers to any of these questions because the Labor Department, or, more specifically, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, still has not issued the mandate! If this was such an "emergency," why hasn't OSHA issued the regulation yet?
It’s almost as ifdesigned to distract from Biden’s failed Afghanistan and immigration policies.
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