Joe Biden orders shots for federal officials and health care workers

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Washington: US President Joe Biden issued orders to take vaccines against Covid – 19. Joe Biden said that his administration would issue rules requiring large private employers to mandate shots or testing. Biden in his speech from White House said that it is not about freedom or personal choice a swipe at Republican elected officials, including some Governors, who have said the opposite.

He also instructed all executive branch employees, federal contractors and millions of health care workers to be vaccinated against Covid – 19. The new measures are Biden’s response to a resurgent Covid-19 pandemic driven by the delta variant of the virus and by tens of millions of Americans who have refused to be vaccinated. Federal employees who don’t comply could be dismissed, the administration said, and private employers might be fined.

Joe Biden also delivered some of his harshest criticism yet of the 25% of U.S. adults who’ve so far not been inoculated, saying that they’re dragging out the pandemic that has claimed more than 6, 50, 000 lives in the U.S.

My message to unvaccinated Americans is this: What more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see? Biden said. We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us, so please, do the right thing. Joe Biden his latest plan said combat those blocking public health” and also “protects our economy and will make our kids safer in schools.

Biden’s new approach, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will develop an emergency regulation requiring companies with 100 or more employees to require staff to be vaccinated or tested weekly, and to give paid time off to get inoculated. Employers could face fines of nearly $14,000 per violation and it is expected to take effect in the coming weeks, the official said. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you. The people you work with. The people you care about, the people you love. My job as president is to protect all Americans, he said.

     Biden will also require vaccinations for more than 17 million health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals and in other health care settings, a significant expansion of an existing requirement aimed at nursing homes.

Federal Government will require vaccinations for staff at Head Start and Early Head Start programs, teachers and staff at Department of Defense schools, and teachers and staff at schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education.

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