President Joe Biden has revealed the occupations that will fall under the vaccine mandate.
The mandate is due to take effect on January 4th.
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Just eleven months into his new role and President Biden has thrown himself into it with some gusto.
In just months after his move to the White House, the president has been keeping himself very busy by dismantling a whole array of controversial Trump-era regulations.
Mere hours after his inauguration ceremony, Biden fulfilled one of his top campaign promises by pledging to put the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change – an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming.
Trump famously withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.
And as for the country’s ongoing racial division?
Well, Biden got straight to work on putting the pieces back together.
He first signed an executive order to promote racial equity.
Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to “advance equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”
He then reversed Trump’s infamous ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries.
Biden’s proclamation reversed Trump’s policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from 7 predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within forty-five days for resuming visa processing.
But, despite all his hard work…
Biden – just like many past presidents – has made a few mistakes along the way.
He laid into Vladimir Putin, escalating the already tense relationship between the countries.
Biden was asked if he believed the Russian president was a killer, to which he responded “I do.”
Following the comment, Russia recalled its ambassador from the U.S…
And demanded an apology. Big yikes.
Oh, and we can’t forget about Biden’s many little slip-ups!
On several occasions, the president has been filmed falling up the stairs as he boarded Air Force One which resulted in him being a laughing stock online.
Which isn’t something the President of the United States wants to be.
Over the months, President Biden has received his fair share of criticism…
And he could be about to get a whole lot more.
Biden has just revealed which occupations will fall under the vaccine mandate…
And it’s safe to say, it’s received a mixed response.
The Biden administration has announced new federal vaccine rules that will effect millions of US workers.
Taking effect on January 4, the rules will apply to private businesses with 100 or more employees, certain health care workers, and federal contractors, CNN reports.
Like health care workers, federal contractors and federal workers will be required to be fully vaccinated with either 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, by January 4th, ABC News reports.
Employees in other companies could however be given the option to take a COVID test weekly and wear a mask in the workplace, the outlet adds.
The Daily Mail also added that businesses not complying with the rules could be fined $14,000 per unvaccinated worker.
They could also be fined up to $136,532 for repeat offenders.
While discussing the new rules, a senior administration official said: “Together the OSHA and CMS rules, along with the other policies the administration has previously implemented means that over two thirds of all workers in the United States are now covered by vaccination policies.”
“Higher vaccination rates protect our workers, reduce hospitalizations and deaths. It’s good for workers and importantly, this is good for the economy.”
Another senior official also said:
“A virus that has killed more than 745,000 Americans, with more than 70,000 new cases per day currently, is clearly a health hazard that poses a grave danger to workers. The new emergency temporary standard is well within OSHA’s authority under the law and consistent with OSHA’s requirements to protect workers from health and safety hazards, including infectious diseases.”
What do you think about the rules?