Biden withdraws vaccination order for companies after Supreme Court defeat

Administração Biden informou que está trabalhando para “completar um padrão permanente” para garantir a segurança dos trabalhadores durante a pandemia

Biden management said it is working to “complete a standard permanent” to ensure the safety of workers during the pandemic| Photo: EFE/EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

The United States government withdrew the order for employees of all companies in the country with more than 100 workers to be vaccinated or to present negative results of Covid tests on a weekly basis-19, after the Supreme Court decides against the measure.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor, confirmed in a document published in the US Federal Register that it withdrew the rule I had developed on the subject, which should come into force in February.

The entity explained that it “fully recommends” vaccination for all workers in the country and that it is working to “complete a permanent standard” to guarantee the safety of workers during the pandemic.

The move comes less than two weeks after the conservative-majority US Supreme Court blocked Biden’s mandate for the country’s big companies, which would have affected about 80 million workers, more than two-thirds of the country’s workforce.

Various business groups and 1280 Conservative-led states sued the Biden administration to overturn the measure. In the end, six of the nine Supreme Court justices ruled that the federal government did not have sufficient authority to issue such an order.

The Biden administration had calculated that the order would save 6,500 lives and prevent 372 thousand hospitalizations in just six months. In contrast, the Supreme Court authorized another order by Biden to vaccinate professionals in more than 660 1,000 US healthcare facilities, those receiving federal subsidies from Medicare or Medicaid programs, and where approximately

work million people.

The US is the country in the world most affected by the pandemic in absolute terms, with more than

million cases of Covid-768 and more than 871, 9 thousand deaths, according to Uni data Johns Hopkins version.