Around 100 million Americans will soon be faced with a decision: get the COVID jab or lose their livelihoods. When Biden took office, he promised that there would be no vaccine mandates. But like all promises coming from the Left, it was a lie. Now, Biden has announced details of his tyrannical vaccine mandate, which will place the wellbeing of a hundred-million Americans in jeopardy.
TheBlaze reports that the mandate gives Americans until January 4 to get a needle in the arm. And if companies don’t require vaccinations, there will be still fines:
As Biden announced in September, employers with 100 or more employees must ensure each of their workers are vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 weekly. Companies have until Jan. 4 to comply with the vaccine mandate or potentially face thousands of dollars in noncompliance fees. The White House said the government will not require employers to provide or pay for COVID-19 tests because COVID-19 vaccines are free for patients and widely available.
There are additional requirements in the ETS. All covered employers must pay for the time it takes their employees to get vaccinated, including sick leave if vaccine side effects keep them from working. All unvaccinated employees will be forced to wear masks while in the workplace, under the administration’s new rules.
The Biden administration also issued new vaccination requirements for health care workers through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Any health care facility that participates in the Medicare or Medicaid program must require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. There is no testing opt-out for health care workers.
“Vaccination is the single best pathway out of this pandemic. And while I would have much preferred that requirements not become necessary, too many people remain unvaccinated for us to get out of this pandemic for good,” Biden said in a statement Thursday.
“Vaccination requirements are good for the economy,” he says. “They not only increase vaccination rates but they help send people back to work — as many as 5 million American workers. They make our economy more resilient in the face of COVID and keep our businesses open.”
“Together, these rules will cover about 100 million Americans — two-thirds of all workers in America,” Biden says. Biden says that the vaccine has broad public support and lied, claiming that there have been “no mass firings” as a result of similar mandates. In reality, thousands have lost their jobs because of new vaccine rules.
“I’m calling on employers to act. Businesses have more power than ever before to accelerate our path out of this pandemic, save lives, and protect our economic recovery,” Biden says. Unfortunately, businesses have been acting — and causing longtime employees to lose their ability to provide for their families. Many of these mandates ignore all religious and philosophical objections. People are also not permitted in many cases to get tested every other week, either. Biden’s COVID response is, like his withdrawal from Afghanistan and the border crisis he created, a disaster.