(AbsoluteNews.com) – On November 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under the guidance of President Joe Biden, announced that companies with 100 or more employees have until January 4, 2022, to mandate vaccines or regular testing for their workers. Unfortunately, there may be further orders in the future from the current administration, as Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in an interview on November 7 that “nothing is off the table.”
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy tells @MarthaRaddatz that the Biden administration is “prepared to defend” sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandates against legal challenges, says new requirements are "appropriate and necessary.” https://t.co/CDdjJvThCg pic.twitter.com/OGcWPFer9p
— ABC News (@ABC) November 8, 2021
More than half of the US states have filed lawsuits to stop the current mandate, stating it’s unconstitutional. In addition, the National Retail Federation spoke out against the vaccine demand on businesses, calling it “burdensome.”
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb hinted that the country might be mostly out of the pandemic by January, so the mandates may be moot.
Those who support the ruling say it’s “good for the economy,” while opponents say the federal government is overreaching and crippling struggling businesses.
In September, Governor Henry McMaster (R-SC) said that he would fight the mandates “to the gates of hell” to protect the freedoms of the people who live in his state. Other Republican governors seem to agree, as many have united against the plan, but they aren’t the only ones. At least one Democratic leader agrees. Governor Laura Kelly (D-KS) says it’s “too late” for such a decree as she joins other states in filing a lawsuit to challenge the administration in court.
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