23 Dec 2021
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on the Biden Administration’s Vaccine Decree
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday announced its decision to undertake the case of Biden’s countrywide vaccine mandate policy. The Biden administration’s national vaccine policy requires big enterprises to have their personnel undergo full vaccination or submit to regular COVID-19 testing. Additionally, health officials have to adhere to a different vaccine requirement.
However, while big corporations across the country currently have to follow the mandate, the policy has been plugged in half of the states for healthcare workers.
Rejecting requests for immediate hearings, the Supreme Court has set the date for two cases on January 7th, 2022. Speaking on the matter, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that the Justice Department "will vigorously defend both at the Supreme Court."
In a bid to combat the COVID-19 surge by increasing the vaccination rate among adults in the population, President Biden introduced additional vaccine policies in September. The move has been met with much resistance with conglomerates, businesses, and 27 states that are largely dominated by Republicans, challenging the mandate and calling for it to be suspended.
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