Former vice president Joe Biden is to announce vaccine mandates or weekly testing on Thursday for all companies with 100 or more employees.
UPDATED with Official Announcement by Joe Biden at 5:45PM:
Original Story 4:51PM:
This comes less than two months after Biden stated he would not mandate vaccines for White House staff. The Biden administration is not mandating COVID-19 vaccines for White House staff, press secretary Jen Psaki said on July 23.
“No, we have not mandated it,” Psaki responded, after being asked whether the administration was mandating White House staff receive a coronavirus vaccine.
Psaki did not provide a specific number of how many White House officials have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, but said that they are able to track the number of individuals on the president’s staff because “they are vaccinated here in the White House medical unit.”
This requirement for large companies to mandate the vaccine or weekly testing will also go hand-in-hand with a $14,000 penalty per violation according to OSHA.
The White House did not immediately say when it would take effect but said workers would have sufficient time to get vaccinated.
The installed government feels that they have the right to take away our bodily autonomy and force us to take an experimental mRNA jab against our wills in order to continue working. Even with the increased number of breakthrough cases rising and the fact that vaccinated people are spreading and mutating Covid.
There have been at least 193,204 breakthrough cases counted by U.S. states between Jan. 1 and early August, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Israel’s Health Ministry raised a new alarm this week with a report showing the effectiveness against the severe disease of the Pfizer vaccine, developed with Germany’s BioNTech, which appeared to have dropped from more than 90% to 55% in people age 65 and up who received their second jab in January.
Health officials in the UK and United States, two other nations with high vaccination rates and a spike in Delta infections, have reported similar trends. In the UK, about 35% of the people hospitalized with a Delta case in recent weeks had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. breakthrough infections that led to hospitalization or death were among people age 65 or older, according to federal data.
The emergency order from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will impact 80 million workers and require unvaccinated workers to be tested at least once a week, according to a White House fact sheet reviewed by Forbes.
Businesses that don’t comply with the order could face “substantial fines” up to nearly $14,000 per violation, an official told Forbes.
The official also dismissed concerns that the rule will result in litigation, telling reporters Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has “a right to do this,” and said the rulemaking will be “done in a couple of weeks” and implemented shortly thereafter.
OSHA will also develop a rule to require businesses with over 100 workers to provide paid time off to get vaccinated and recover from any side effects, according to the fact sheet.
Biden is also planning to stop giving federal workers the option to submit to regular coronavirus testing instead of getting vaccinated, with White House press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters unvaccinated workers will have about 75 days to get their shot.
Psaki said federal workers who refuse to get vaccinated after 75 days will go through the “standard HR process, which includes counseling,” and will face “progressive disciplinary action.”
Biden will sign an additional executive order extending that vaccine mandate to contractors that do business with the federal government.
Biden is also expanding a directive withholding federal funds from nursing homes that don’t mandate coronavirus vaccinations for staff to “most healthcare settings” that participate in Medicare and Medicaid, covering 17 million health care workers, the fact sheet says.
That’s not going to be the only announcement. At least us civilians can opt for the weekly test. Biden is to announce vaccine mandates for all employees of the executive branch and contractors without an option to test out.
In addition to the mandates, the former vice president is also having the federal fines doubled for any airline passenger who refuses to wear a mask on flight as well as maintaining mask-wearing on federal property.
The requirement for large companies to mandate vaccinations or weekly testing for employees will be enacted through a forthcoming rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that carries penalties of $14,000 per violation, an administration official said. The White House did not immediately say when it would take effect but said workers would have sufficient time to get vaccinated.
Why would we believe anything anyone in the government has to say? Especially after the bombshell FOIA documents were released regarding Fauci and his gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab.
We here at Offensively Patriotic will continue to say NO to the jab.
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