President Joe Biden will sign an executive order requiring all federal government employees and contractors to get vaccinated — with no options for the unvaccinated.
CNN reports Biden will order all federal workers to get vaccinated and end the loophole allowing unvaccinated employees to test frequently and maintain social distancing. He will also order contractors doing business with the federal government to do the same.
Biden is expected to announce his new mandate in a speech on Thursday evening, urging all private businesses to follow his lead.
Americans remain slightly in favor of employers leveling vaccine mandates, according to recent polling.
Scientists blasted the Biden administration for pushing Chinese coronavirus booster shots, saying the data is not “compelling enough to recommend third shots to most of the American population right now,” CNBC reported. https://t.co/UjYISj2EVw
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A recent Washington Post/ABC poll showed that 52 percent supported businesses requiring employees coming into work to be vaccinated while 45 percent did not support it.
Unvaccinated Americans, however, are more stubborn.
Seventy-two percent of the unvaccinated said they would rather quit their job than get the vaccine if their company enacted a vaccine mandate.
The stiffer vaccine mandate is one of Biden’s “six-pronged” speech on the coronavirus pandemic scheduled for Thursday as a growing number of Americans grade him poorly on handling the pandemic.
The president’s support for handling the pandemic has fallen 12 points since April, according to the Washington Post/ABC poll.
Biden will offer additional proposals to get more Americans vaccinated, protect already vaccinated individuals while keeping schools open. Other items include increasing testing availabilities, more mask mandates, and improving care for people contracting the virus.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki previewed Biden’s new proposals during the daily briefing on Wednesday.
When asked if there would be more mitigation and restorative steps that would impact American day-to-day life, she replied, “It depends on if you’re vaccinated or not.”