Joe Biden is taking his most forceful — and most alarming — pandemic action yet.
In an unprecedented move, Biden is ordering private employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
This “new federal vaccine requirement” impacts as many as 100 million Americans.
The order impacts private-sector employees, health care workers, and federal contractors.
This is Biden’s “all-out effort” to combat coronavirus, AP reports.
Biden has intensely ridiculed tens of millions of Americans who are not yet vaccinated.
After months of availability and incentives to receive the vaccine, Biden is furious with Americans who opt not to receive the vaccine.
It appears that tens of millions of Americans still prefer to consult their physician and make their own personal choices regarding what to do with their bodies.
At first, Biden went after our active-duty U.S. troops by forcing them to take the Covid vaccine drug via a shot in the arm.
All 1.3 million service members were required to get the shot in early August
Joe insulted the American people by saying they’re stupid if they choose not to receive the vaccine.
“You’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were,” Biden said to those who were unvaccinated in July of 2021.
The nation’s largest retailer — Walmart — pushed the Democrats’ agenda by forcing only US-based corporate employees to be vaccinated by October 4th in order to return to work.
Walmart doubled its vaccine incentive to $150. They are literally paying people to take the drug. The original incentive of $75 apparently wasn’t enough.
Another one of America’s largest employers — Disney — quickly followed suit by forcing employees to be vaccinated.
Employers are expected to set up an intrusive verification process to ensure employees are, in fact, vaccinated.
Biden is mandating all federal employees and contractors receive the coronavirus vaccination. Biden is taking a new “hard-line approach” with his administration regarding the vaccination.
CNN reports that Biden will sign an executive order to force this on federal employees. There will reportedly be no option to “opt out” of the requirement, regardless of your reasoning.
Biden is now exerting his power and control of the private sector by forcing employees of private companies to be vaccinated.
There is widespread speculation about whether this unprecedented action is legal. There will undoubtedly be many legal challenges in court against the Biden administration, critics say.
In issuing this order, Biden stated, “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us.”
Biden argues the unvaccinated minority “can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”
“We are in the tough stretch and it could last for a while,” Biden said.
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Republican leaders — and some union chiefs, too — said Biden was going too far in trying to muscle private companies and workers, a certain sign of legal challenges to come.
Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina said in a statement that “Biden and the radical Democrats (have) thumbed their noses at the Constitution,” while American Federation of Government Employees National President Everett Kelley insisted that “changes like this should be negotiated with our bargaining units where appropriate.”
On the other hand, there were strong words of praise for Biden’s efforts to get the nation vaccinated from the American Medical Association, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable — though no direct mention of his mandate for private companies.
The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans. And the roughly 17 million workers at health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid also will have to be fully vaccinated.
Biden is also requiring vaccination for employees of the executive branch and contractors who do business with the federal government — with no option to test out. That covers several million more workers.
Biden announced the new requirements in a Thursday afternoon address from the White House as part of a new “action plan” to address the latest rise in coronavirus cases and the stagnating pace of COVID-19 shots.
Just two months ago Biden prematurely declared the nation’s “independence” from the virus. Now, despite more than 208 million Americans having at least one dose of the vaccines, the U.S. is seeing about 300% more new COVID-19 infections a day, about two-and-a-half times more hospitalizations, and nearly twice the number of deaths compared to the same time last year. Some 80 million people remain unvaccinated.