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Oct 14 2021
“The U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday submitted to the White House the initial text of President Joe Biden's plan to require private-sector workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested regularly.” (Reuters)
“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers andThe Flip Side
Sep 10 2021
The idea of mandating the COVID-19 vaccine has been one of the pandemic's more divisive issues, and that debate gained new momentum Thursday as President Joe Biden called for mandatory vaccines for roughly 100 million Americans. Biden said the vaccine should be mandated for federal employees, with no alternative option for weekly testing. He also called for private companies with 100+ workersAssociated Press Politics & Fact Check Newsweek Reason
Aug 06 2021
“New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S. to impose such restrictions.” (AP News)
Many private companies are also requiring employees to be vaccinated. (NBC News)
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Nov 04 2021
On Thursday, the Biden administration announced that vaccine mandates for businesses with 100 or more employees, certain health care workers and federal contractors will not take effect until January 4, alleviating concerns about worker shortages if mandates were enforced before the holidays.
The mandate stipulates that employees of those groups will need to be fully vaccinated with theABC News (Online) The Hill Washington Examiner
Sep 14 2021
President Joe Biden announced last week that private U.S. companies with over 100 employees must mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for employees or test unvaccinated employees weekly. The mandate on private businesses has raised legal questions, and several Republican governors have already committed to not enforcing it; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has threatened fines for companies that do complyCNBC Washington Examiner Yahoo News
Oct 18 2021
Italy's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, believed to be among the strictest government COVID-19 mandates in the world, has been met by protests. The newest rule requires all private and public employees in Italy to show proof of vaccination, a negative test result, or recovery from COVID-19 in the past six months with what's known as a "Green Pass." Workers could be fined up to 1,500 euros, orNew York Times (News) Quartz The Epoch Times
Aug 03 2021
IT DIDN’T NEED to be this way. This spring, as people lined up for newly available, miraculously effective Covid-19 vaccines, it was easy to imagine a direct and speedy path to a protected society. The curve of administered doses appeared limited only by the supply, and the curve was looking good—perfectly calibrated for things to be normal (at least by some definition of the word) by the endWired
Jul 28 2021
With the rise of the delta variant and a rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on vaccinated people to wear masks indoors again in places where the virus is quickly spreading. At least some school districts will likely require masks this fall. Local governments, from Massachusetts to California, are reviving mask mandates.
Jan 18 2022
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has case rates spiking exponentially across the United States, and though hospitalizations and deaths haven't followed anything like the same pattern, the sheer size of the caseload means those numbers are ticking upward, too. The difference between the two paces is partly due to Omicron's comparatively mild effects, but widespread immunity from a combination ofThe Week - Opinion
Jan 11 2022
The old legal maxim is that everything which is not forbidden is permitted. Many public-health experts apparently have their own version of this rule — whatever is not forbidden must be mandated.
It was less than three months ago that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Covid-19 vaccine for children on an emergency basis, and already there are debates whether schools shouldRich Lowry