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Biden considers requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal workers

Sports & GeneralJul 27, 2021 05:07PM ET
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© Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden walks to the Marine One helicopter to depart for travel to Cincinnati, Ohio from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

By Nandita Bose

MCLEAN, Va. (Reuters) -President Joe Biden said on Tuesday his administration is considering whether to require U.S. federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

"That's under consideration right now," Biden told a reporter who asked whether the administration was weighing such a requirement.

Biden made the remark during a visit to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean, Virginia, as his administration's health experts advised Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to start wearing masks again in some circumstances due to the virus' fast-spreading Delta variant.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the administration had not made a determination about whether it would be legal for Biden to require federal employees to be vaccinated. The U.S. federal government is the country's largest employer.

The president plans to announce "next steps" in the effort to get more Americans to get shots on Thursday, he said in a separate statement released by the White House.

"In the meantime, more vaccinations and mask wearing in the areas most impacted by the Delta variant will enable us to avoid the kind of lockdowns, shutdowns, school closures, and disruptions we faced in 2020," he said.

"Unlike 2020, we have both the scientific knowledge and the tools to prevent the spread of this disease. We are not going back to that."

The new health guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention applies to fully vaccinated Americans in indoor public places only in regions where the coronavirus is quickly spreading.

Biden said he "certainly will" follow the guidance when he travels to such areas.

Biden considers requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal workers
 

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ZS Beck
ZS Beck Jul 28, 2021 1:34AM ET
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The vaccine is not FDA Approved. Simple is that. The emergency vaccines can be mandated in the Banana Republic.
Catherine Varns
Catherine Varns Jul 27, 2021 9:51PM ET
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None of this makes any sense from a public health or legal perspective. Since COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent you from getting/spreading the virus, how do these mandates make sense to anybody? Why should there only be mandatory testing for unvaccinated people if vaccinated people are also spreading the virus? Even within the White House, there was a spreads of the virus from vaccinated people due to the Texas Democrats and Nancy Pelosi's office just in the past couple of weeks. Every other vaccine that is mandated, such as in public schools for children, is because it is the type of vaccine that prevents people from spreading the virus (i.e. once vaccinated, you do not spread the virus even if you are exposed to it). COVID-19 vaccines are not that type of vaccine, they are simply for symptomatic relief.
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Catherine Varns Jul 27, 2021 9:51PM ET
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Further, the COVID-19 vaccines are not FDA-approved and they have given vaccine manufactureres legal immunity. I can see why many people are already contacting lawyers regarding these mandates, doubt they are legal. There is no precedence of this for this type of vaccine. There are a massive number of adverse events and deaths already reported in the VAERS system related to COVID-19 vaccines, more than every other vaccine in the system combined.
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Jim Orth Jul 27, 2021 6:01PM ET
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The Republic is in jeopardy with this Socialist in office.
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Felipe Daniel Jul 27, 2021 5:21PM ET
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Biden continues to infringe on Americans personal rights
 
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