DOJ To ‘Vigorously Defend’ Vaccine Mandate
Lord, guard our freedom to choose whether to be vaccinated. Give us the wisdom and tools we need to advocate for religious and medical freedom.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) says it will “vigorously defend” the guidelines laid out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which seek to enforce vaccine requirements on all businesses with 100 employees or more by Jan. 4, 2022.
Following the Friday decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a stay on the OSHA order a DOJ spokesperson said the Biden administration would fight back. . . .
Last week, the appeals court granted an emergency stay on the OSHA orders, blocking them from taking effect.
The Biden administration countered the move and argued the court’s decision could “cost dozens or even hundreds of lives per day.”
“With the reopening of workplaces and the emergence of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the threat to workers is ongoing and overwhelming,” lawyers representing the administration argued in court filings. . . .
But Judge Kurt Engelhardt said concern over economic uncertainty and opposition to a sweeping vaccine mandate meant the stay was in the public’s best interest. . . .
At least 27 courts filed challenges in a move to block the Nov. 4 federal vaccine mandate.
President Biden first announced his intent to enforce vaccine requirements in September as the U.S. continued to see increasing coronavirus cases with the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. . . .
The U.S. has reported over 46.7 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began, with 757,000 deaths. . . .
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a 7-day rolling average of more than 73,000 new cases confirmed daily – a figure comparable to caseloads reported in February before the vaccine was widely available.
Roughly 68% of Americans are fully vaccinated and data by the CDC has shown that those who are not vaccinated are 11 times more likely to die if they contract the virus. . . .
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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo by iStock.)
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