Biden proposes new federal vaccine requirements

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

11th Sep, 2021. 02:10 pm
Joe Biden

President Joe Biden has proposed new federal vaccine requirements that could affect up to 100 million Americans in an effort to boost COVID-19 vaccinations and reduce the spread of the delta variant.

During a speech at the White House on Thursday, Biden criticized the roughly 80 million Americans who have not been vaccinated.

The laws required that all employers with more than 100 employees must be vaccinated or tested for the virus on a weekly basis, affecting around 80 million Americans. In addition, the roughly 17 million workers who receive federal Medicare or Medicaid will be required to be completely vaccinated.

Biden is also signing an executive order that mandates vaccination for all executive branch workers and contractors doing business with the federal government, with no exceptions. Several million more people are covered by this.

“We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us,” he said, all but biting off his words. The unvaccinated minority “can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”

Biden requiring COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees

President Joe Biden is toughening COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees.

He took that step as an effort to boost the process of vaccination and halt the spread of the delta variant, which is killing thousands of people each week and threatening the economy of country.

That’s according to a source familiar with the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Biden has signed a new executive order requiring vaccination of executive branch’s employees and contractors in order to do business with the federal government.

The move comes ahead of a speech on Thursday afternoon in which he will outline a six-point plan to address the recent spike in coronavirus cases and the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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