President Joe Biden announced that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all private companies with 100 or more employees to ensure their work forces are fully vaccinated – or – show a negative test at least once a week. Biden stressed he’s doing this is to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated coworkers. He then proceeded to announce that he’s extending his federal authority to include vaccine mandates for people who work in hospitals, home healthcare facilities or other medical facilities. Biden proudly declared that’s a total of 17M healthcare workers.
Biden then announced that he plans on signing two additional executive orders mandating all executive branch federal employees and all federal contractors to get vaccinated. Biden estimates that his plan will require 100M Americans to get vaccinated. President Biden’s message to the unvaccinated was “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us.”