The surge in Covid cases especially in the unvaccinated population is a matter of concern for the US administration. The center is adopting several initiatives to improve the vaccination drives and to bring the situation under control.
The White House and other state Governments launched certain programs to encourage citizens to have their booster shot of vaccine include coordination with corporates, mobile vaccination units, and much more.
The State Moves To The 6th Circuit To Reconsider The Employee Vaccine
However, there are certain community members and groups in the US that are resilient towards vaccination mandates.
The center is concerned about this and fears that if there is no improvement in the vaccination rates, it will become difficult to control the number of deaths and Covid cases in the nation during the winter season and Christmas holidays.
To take the charge of the situation several states and officials are introducing mandates, especially for workers.
In the month of September, Biden issued a statement and a plan indicating that the employees of the federal government, private companies, healthcare entities, and large sectors should vaccinate themselves at the earliest.
It also gave clear instructions to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the development of ETS (Emergency Temporary Standards). The standards state that the organization with a workforce of more than 100 employees should ensure all its employees are 100% vaccinated subject to Covid-19 testing norms.
The employee vaccination mandate received opposition from several states and bodies. The states are in the process of pursuing challenges related to vaccination mandates. As a result, an appeal for filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the ETS mandate and enforcement.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was in favor of the ruling and opposition of mandate. The Circuit Court Judge Kurt Engelhardt called this mandate ‘overboard and contempt on individual liberty
However, the Biden administration still strongly affirms that there is a strong need to implement employee vaccination on a large scale across the nation. And hence, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will take the charge of the mandate challenge. The decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals calling mandate “a one-size-fits-all sledgehammer” will be now reviewed by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The selection for the challenge was made with the Ping-Pong game lottery system randomly. The objective was to form a uniform decision if the same challenge is introduced in multiple courts.
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The vaccination mandate right is with US supreme court for more than a century. The federal government does not have the authority of imposing its power for the introduction of a mandate. Several regions across the US strongly favor that employee vaccination mandate is a threat to individual freedom.
The twists and turns in the vaccination mandate in the US are infinite. Every day there is a new story, a new update on the same. With the increase in the number of cases and death tolls in the country, the need to improve the vaccination rate is the only matter of concern for the federal government