The White House said that U.S. President Joe Biden would go to Chicago next Thursday to meet United Airlines’ top executive and regional Democratic leaders as part of his campaign to promote his decision to require COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers of big corporations.

According to Biden’s directive, all government employees and contractors must be vaccinated, with specific exclusions, and private companies with 100 or more employees must compel their staff to be vaccinated otherwise tested regularly, according to the New York Time

Biden Will Make A Pitch For Mandatory Vaccinations. 

Several high-profile Republican governors, like Florida’s Ron DeSantis as well as South Carolina’s Henry McMaster, voiced opposition to the administration’s decision, pledging to battle the administration’s action “to the gates of hell.

“The vice president plans to highlight how much he considers to be local success stories on Thursday, including the decision by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot to established an October deadline for every employee to be fully immunized, as well as the airline United, which is based in Chicago and was the first in the United States to require immunizations.

Biden Will Make A Pitch For Mandatory Vaccinations

Before the visit, the White House stated in an email .“ that “the President’s message will be evident: Vaccination mandates work.” Such requirements “assist in having more people vaccinated, thus contributing to the abolition of the epidemic and the strengthening of the economy,” according to the statement.

Lightfoot, as well as United CEO Scott Kirby, will also be in attendance, as will Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker, who set requirements for eligible children and school workers to get vaccinated earlier this year in August.

The revelation of Biden’s mandate came at a critical juncture in his administration’s effort to contain the epidemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 692,000 Americans. A significant section of the country’s population had refused to take vaccines that had been accessible for months.

The Secretary of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Act is drafting the requirement, which the White House claims would encompass 100 million American workers and apply to about two-thirds of all American employees, according to the White House.

The outbreak of the extremely infectious Delta variety of COVID-19 has raised the danger to not just the nation but also to President Barack Obama, who campaigned on a platform of bringing the pandemic under control. In July, Vice President Joe Biden said that the USA was “closer than ever to proclaiming our independence from the deadly virus.” Biden’s popularity ratings have fallen since then.

According to the Director of the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, cases and hospital admissions have been trending downward on average over the last seven days. Still, she cautioned that lives lost, a lagging indicator, have remained stable at 1,400 per day over that period.

Biden will also pay a visit to a building site in Elk Grove Village that is being constructed by the construction company Clayco, which has said that it intends to adopt a system of immunizations or testing for all of its workers, according to a statement from the White House.