Biden tightened the vaccination requirement for unvaccinated folks with federal workers
President Biden will begin shifting the blame on the unvaccinated for rising COVID cases while demanding federal workers get the vaccine.
Instead of just asking Americans to be vaccinated, the president will take his first step on Thursday to request a vaccination. In the afternoon’s remarks, Biden plans to announce that all federal employees will be required to demonstrate that they are vaccinated against Covid-19 or are subject to strict protocols, including regular testing, masking and other mitigation measures, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
The policy, which has been under scrutiny by the administration for several days, is being worded more strictly than Biden previously used, an official said. It marks a sharp strategic shift for the White House as it has taken urgent action to combat the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant.
Biden can’t get Americans to get vaccinated, but he can promote vaccination mandates for the private sector.
We went through this with Trump for four years, but it’s worth saying again. Executive orders are not laws. They only apply to federal employees and contractors. Biden cannot unilaterally mandate that people get the vaccine.
The president can lead by example by encouraging schools and businesses to require their employees to be vaccinated. State laws banning vaccine mandates are quite a bit of junk political statements to be overturned in court.
Biden is fed up with being nice when people get the vaccine. The rise in the spread of COVID is due to the unvaccinated and they will receive a dose of reality from the highest office in the country.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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