On Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating all employees of the executive branch of the federal government in the United States to be fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus by Nov. 22, 2021. “It’s simple: If you want to work for the federal government, you must be vaccinated, President Biden said.1 2 In the executive order, he writes:
I have determined that ensuring the health and safety of the Federal workforce and the efficiency of the civil service requires immediate action to protect the Federal workforce and individuals interacting with the Federal workforce. It is essential that Federal employees take all available steps to protect themselves and avoid spreading COVID-19 to their co-workers and members of the public. The CDC has found that the best way to do so is to be vaccinated.1
President Biden also signed a second executive order COVID vaccinations for all contractors of the federal government. A vaccination deadline for contractors was not specified but will be provided by the White House’s Safe Federal Workforce Task Force by Sept. 24. “If you want to work with the federal government and do business with us, get vaccinated,” President Biden said. “If you want to do business with the federal government, vaccinate your workforce.”3 4
Employers With 100 or More Employees Affected
Along with the two executive orders, President Biden announced that he had instructed the U.S. Department of Labor to issue an emergency rule mandating employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that they all be fully vaccinated or provide a negative test for COVID at least once a week. The rule would reportedly affect two-thirds of the U.S. workforce and carry a $14,000 fine for each violation.1
Additionally, President Biden said that people working at the approximately 50,000 hospitals and other health care facilities that are reimbursed through the Medicare and Medicaid program would be required to be vaccinated. This would reportedly affect 17 million employees.1
Referring to the roughly 80 to 100 million people in the U.S. who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, President Biden said, “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. Your refusal has cost all of us.”2
Biden Promised U.S. Government Would Not Make COVID Vaccines Mandatory
The moves by President Biden run in sharp contrast to promises he made during his campaign for the presidency last year. “I don’t think [vaccination for COVID] should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory. Just like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide, ” then former Vice President Biden said. “You can’t say everyone has to do this.”5
As recently as July 30, 2021, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, MD stated:
There will be no nationwide mandate. I was referring to mandates by private institutions and portions of the federal government. There will be no federal mandate.6
Executive Orders Face Growing Opposition and Lawsuits
The White House’s new executive orders, which could affect about 100 million people, are already facing legal challenges. On Sept. 13, the attorney general of Arizona, Mark Brnovich, filed a lawsuit against the COVID vaccine mandates. Arizona’s governor, Doug Ducey, said:
Now the Biden-Harris administration is hammering down on private businesses and individual freedoms in an unprecedented and dangerous way. This will never stand up in court. … This dictatorial approach is wrong, un-American and will do far more harm than good. How many workers will be displaced? How many kids kept out of classrooms? How many businesses fined? The vaccine is and should be a choice. We must and will push back.8
The governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, promised that his state and other states would follow suit.7 He said:
I can promise you this: We will be ready for the legal challenges that are likely to come, and New Hampshire will participate one way or another. We need folks to get vaccinated, there’s just no question about that. But this whole, with a sweep of a pen, we’re going to force it on 100 million Americans. … This was not the right approach.9
Wyoming’s governor, Mark Gordon, also promised to fight the mandates in court. He said:
We cannot sit on our hands just watching this egregious example of federal government overreach. We are already communicating with other governors and states to prepare legal options…10
South Carolina’s governor, Henry McMaster, stated:
Rest assured, we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.11
The chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ronna McDaniel, said that the RNC will sue the Biden administration to “protect Americans and their liberties.”8
For his part, President Biden simply responded: “Have at it.”12
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1 The White House. Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Sept. 9, 2021.
2 Pettypiece S, Przybyla H, Egan L. Biden announces sweeping vaccine mandates affecting millions of workers. NBC News Sept. 9, 2021.
3 Ogrysko N. Biden will now require vaccines for all federal employees via new executive order. Federal News Network Sept. 9, 2021.
4 Pines Federal. Biden Signs Executive Order to Require Vaccines for All Federal Employees. Sept. 9, 2021.
5 Mordock J. ‘You can’t say everyone has to do this’: Biden vaccine mandates break his 2020 campaign promise. The Washington Times Sept. 10, 2021.
6 Villarreal D. CDC Director Says There Will Be No Federal Vaccine Mandate, Says She ‘Understands Pushback’. Newsweek July 30, 2021.
7 Quinn M. Arizona sues Biden administration over COVID-19 vaccine mandates. CBS News Sept. 15, 2021.
8 Harper C. Legal challenges await Biden’s vaccine mandate. Washington Examiner Sept. 13, 2021.
9 Ramer H. Sununu eager to challenge Biden vaccine mandate in court. Associated Press Sept. 15, 2021.
10 RocketMiner.com. Governor Gordon joins with legislative leaders to fight against Biden’s vaccine mandates. Sept. 15, 2021.
11 Colton E. Governor promises to fight Biden to ‘gates of hell’ as GOP states mount vaccine mandate defense. Fox News Sept. 10, 2021.
12 Klein B, Sullivan K. Biden to GOP critics looking to challenge new vaccine requirements in court: ‘Have at it’. CNN Sept. 10, 2021.
Take 2 minutes and “google” NAC COVID PUBMED, and SILVER IONS COVID PUBMED, while you’re at it add to the list MICRONUTRIENTS COVID PUBMED… This is “SCIENCE” and YOUR OWN AGENCIES CLINICAL DATA & CONCLUSIONS Mr. “President”… I “CALL” your BLUFF!!! American Patriot
Very impressive articles you reference. The research has been done, but the results do not fit the controlled narrative on COVID19
During the presidential debate, I followed my guts that Biden couldn’t keep his promise when he would not make covid vaccines mandatory. I felt he paid only lip service to the public in order to earn his reputation. He shouldn’t make any promise if he wasn’t sure. That’s not very patriotic of him. I never trust him since he was running for presidential candidate. His executive order is going to cost a lot more damages than covid itself. While I’m not affiliated politically, I take my hats off to Mark Gordon and Henry McMaster for doing the right thing to fight with his order.
There goes all federal contractors, including the ones I know.
Bye-bye Federal Government jobs.
Bye-bye Federal Government.
But if your work at the White House, DHS, CDC, HHS, you do not have to take the JAB
Oh my gosh, aren’t you kidding me??!! That’s so sickening.
Where is the source of the information that those working for the White House, DHS, CDC and HHS do not need to get the jab?
Congress, the NBS, US Postal workers, Celebrities/Entertained does have to get the jab!!!
I’m a DHS employee and I’m mandated to take it by the deadline. ALL Executive Branch government employees are mandated. My understanding is Congress, Legislative Branch and the US Postal Service are NOT mandated.
That’s exactly where the vaccine mandate is targeted.
All of those placed mentioned DO have to get vaccinated.
“But if your work at the White House, DHS, CDC, HHS, you do not have to take the JAB”
Isn’t that ironic. And how many in the upper 1% who have also remained unvaxxed even despite having claimed to have taken the jabs? These global elites cannot be trusted. The gig is up, now we all have to make our line in the sand and not cross it no matter what pressure is applied.
The fact that statement is entirely inaccurate should take some of the sting out of your concerns.
28 year fed employee, medical professional, worked all thru this mess as a ‘critical mission’ employee , fixin to be thrown into the trash heap by old Sloppy Joe because I did my due diligence in evaluating these EUA injections.
Stand firm and don’t comply with tyranny. First, it was a mask, then a vax, then who knows? They probably want your very soul.
DHS employees must be fully vaccinated by 22 November. We received the email last Friday.
Stay unvax It’s a death shot. You won’t live
Then why is the President and his Administration, Congress, judges and other “rulers” exempt from the mandate?
Because it is a death shot.
Time to succeed from the union. The feds are compromised. That falsified thing called potus needs a nursing home.
I’m so sorry you received email, it’s a big mess. If you don’t plan to get it, contact a lawyer. I only hope you won’t be fired based on vaccination status. It’s plainly ridiculous and wrong.
I want to know when these corrupt bastards running this country are going to recognize that people who have recovered from Covid, have better immunity than the shots can ever give. I’m not talking any so called vaccine when I already have better natural immunity. GFU Biden. Fauchi too.
Yep. Israel published a large study that proved natural immunity trumps artificial with Covid…which follows exactly what most of human history has shown with viruses.
In mercola.com 9/22/21 Newsletter :
As noted in a May 2021 report by The Defender:10
“The bottom line is this: mandating products authorized for Emergency Use Authorization status (EUA) violates federal law as detailed in the following legal notifications.11E
All COVID vaccines, COVID PCR and antigen tests, and masks are merely EUA-authorized, not approved or licensed, by the federal government. Long-term safety and efficacy have not been proven.
EUA products are by definition experimental, which requires people be given the right to refuse them. Under the Nuremberg Code, the foundation of ethical medicine, no one may be coerced to participate in a medical experiment. Consent of the individual is ‘absolutely essential.’
Earlier this year, Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president and general counsel, and attorney Greg Glaser stated that federal law prohibits employers from mandating EUA COVID vaccines (or EUA COVID-19 tests or masks). Holland and Glaser wrote:12
‘If a vaccine has been issued EUA by the FDA, it is not fully licensed and must be voluntary. A private party, such as an employer, school or hospital cannot circumvent the EUA law, which prohibits mandates. Indeed, the EUA law preventing mandates is so explicit that there is only one precedent case regarding an attempt to mandate an EUA vaccine.’”
The vaccine mandates are working.
Their is a health care shortage,
Bus driver shortage…
Biden plan to fire all unvaccinated employees will help the economy.?