Supreme Court rules Biden’s decision to impose vaccine on businesses ‘illegal’
The Supreme Court considers “illegal” Biden’s decision to impose the vaccine in companies with more than 100 employees. It is a setback for the president and a victory for the Republicans, who denounced an abuse of power.
The Supreme Court of the United States on January 13 blocked Joe Biden’s decision to impose the anti-Covid vaccine in companies with more than 100 employees, inflicting a major setback on the efforts of the Democratic president. US President Joe Biden said he was “disappointed” after this decision.
The high court, on the other hand, validated the vaccination obligation for employees of health structures that benefit from federal funds.
After months of trying to convince the reluctant, Joe Biden announced in September that he wanted to make vaccination compulsory for several categories of employees.
In the country of individual freedoms, this measure was immediately denounced as an abuse of power by elected Republican officials and by part of the economic world.
The Supreme Court ruled in their favor on January 13, at least with regard to the approximately 84 million people employed in companies with more than 100 employees.
The administration “ordered them to be vaccinated against Covid or to undergo tests every week, at their own expense. It is not the daily exercise of federal power, but an intrusion into the life and health of a large number of employees, ”the Court wrote in its judgment.
I will continue to use my presidential platform to call on employers to do what it takes to protect the health of Americans and the economy.
The decision was taken with a majority of six out of nine magistrates, all conservatives, with the court’s three progressive judges voicing their opposition.
The latter, on the other hand, received the support of two of their conservative colleagues to save the vaccine obligation in health centers, which concerns about 20 million people.
“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court chose to block a common sense, potentially life-saving request,” but “I will continue to use my presidential platform to call on employers to do what it takes to protect health Americans and the economy, ”Joe Biden wrote in a statement in response to the decision.
Joe Biden has made the fight against the pandemic one of his priorities, but is facing an outbreak of contaminations under the effect of the Omicron variant.
The United States, where only 62% of the population is fully vaccinated due to very marked political divisions on the issue, has so far recorded more than 845,000 deaths.