Biden Administration Sets Deadline for Private Biz Vax Mandate

The Biden administration has been on the receiving end of massive amounts of criticism of late, particularly as it pertains to their insistence on installing a vaccine mandate within both the federal government and within private businesses of a certain size.

The issue is, of course, bodily sovereignty, and the right of Americans to decide what medical procedures they’ll undergo, or what medicines they will take.  Our right to choose our own risk doesn’t disappear on account of a virus, and Americans have been thoroughly incensed at the prospect of being forced to receive a swiftly-developed vaccine.

As it turns out, there are but a few weeks left before this becomes a bonafide problem.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is giving employers with more than 100 employees a Jan. 4 deadline to comply with President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and threatening thousands of dollars in fines for defiant businesses, according to a fact sheet released by the White House Thursday.

The OSHA rule is expected to be immediately challenged in court by Republican states and some business groups.

Separate from OSHA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is issuing a rule to require health care workers in facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid be fully vaccinated. The CMS rule will also go into effect Jan. 4 and will cover more than 17 million workers at approximately 76,000 health care facilities nationwide.

Similar vaccine mandates have already caused quite a commotion within several major corporations, including a number of airlines who’ve been experiencing widespread staffing shortages in the wake of their own announcements.