President Biden Asking Court To Lift Stay On His COVID Vaccine Mandate
The U.S. federal government has now asked a federal appeals court to immediately lift a court-ordered stay on the massive workplace COVID-19 vaccine rule to allegedly help avoid “enormous” harm to public health, or alternatively, allow a masking-and-testing requirement to go into effect, according to a recent court filing.
“Delaying the rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that requires employees to be vaccinated or tested weekly would lead to thousands of hospitalizations and deaths, the government said in a Tuesday filing with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,” Newsmax reported.
The OSHA rule requires businesses with at least 100 employees, covering tens of millions of American workers, to comply by Jan. 4.
Although 82% of U.S. adults have gotten at least one vaccine dose, requiring shots against COVID-19 has become a divisive political issue over trade-offs between civil liberty and public health.
The rule was challenged by Republican-led states, businesses and trade groups and the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans quickly blocked it, calling it “staggeringly overbroad” and a “one-size-fits-all sledgehammer.”
After the stay was imposed by the 5th Circuit, lawsuits from around the country were transferred to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
This has provided the Biden administration with an opportunity to make an ask for the ruling to be looked at by the 5th Circuit. The government then stated in the filing that if the 5th Circuit’s ruling stayed in place, it should be modified to make an allowance for the masking-and-testing requirement.
A modified stay would then provide a shield for employers concerning state and local laws that ban masks and vaccine mandates.
You know, these people just don’t get it.
The vast majority of Americans do not want mandatory vaccines or masks. Period. And when the American people don’t want something from the government, by golly, you can guarantee we’re going to fight it, legally, tooth and nail.