Biden Announces New Vaccine Mandates for 100 Million Americans
Updated: Sep 11
On Thursday, President Biden ordered new federal vaccine mandates that will affect up to 100 million Americans.
In his White House speech, Biden criticized the millions of Americans who have not been vaccinated saying “the unvaccinated can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”
With the goal of curbing the surge of infections from the Delta variant, the new orders will impose vaccine requirements for healthcare workers, federal contractors and private-sector employees as well.
The private-sector requirements are the most unexpected with Biden saying that employers with more than 100 employees must either require vaccinations or weekly tests for COVID-19.
Republicans have come out against the orders saying Biden is trying to strong arm private companies and that litigation will surely follow.
Meanwhile, the American Medical Association praised Biden for his efforts.
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