The Supreme of the United States blocks Biden’s vaccination mandate for companies with more than 100 workers


The Supreme Court of the United States has annulled this Thursday the mandate of the president of the country, Joe Biden, by which he was forced to be vaccinated or to present negative results of COVID-19 tests weekly to the employees of companies with 100 workers or more .

Implementation of the presidential order was due to begin in February, and was announced on November 4. This measure could have affected up to 84 million private sector workers, and had penalties of $ 13,653 if it was not complied with.

The Supreme Court has, however, given the green light to another mandate from the president: the employees of those health facilities in the United States that have federal subsidies should receive the prick against COVID-19. It is about more than 50,000 facilities that receive assistance from the Medicare or Medicaid programs, and in which some 17 million people work.

Vote against six conservative judges

Six judges from the conservative majority opposed Biden’s measure, while the three progressives remained in favor of the president’s term. The argument used by the Court to overturn the measure was that the federal government does not have sufficient authority to issue an order of these characteristics, as pointed out by the business groups and the plaintiff states.

“(The mandate) is a significant invasion into the lives and health of a large number of employees,” they have indicated from the court.

At a court hearing on Friday last week, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, Scott Keller of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), warned that Biden’s order would cause “massive economic change. “in the US and that many” workers are going to resign “so that they are not forced to get vaccinated.

In the case of the health worker mandate, however, two of the Conservatives – John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh – sided with progressives in their endorsement of Biden’s measure, while the other four Conservatives opposed it. .

The US is the country most affected by the pandemic with more than 63 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 800,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.


Source: ElDiario.es – ElDiario.es by www.eldiario.es.

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