United States: Supreme Court and a ruling on the anti-vaccine side | Vaccination will not be mandatory in companies with more than a hundred employees

  United States: Supreme Court and a ruling on the anti-vaccine side |  Vaccination will not be mandatory in companies with more than a hundred employees

United States Supreme Court struck down Thursday Order of President Joe Biden, Those who need to be vaccinated or submit weekly negative results of COVID-19 tests For employees of all companies with 100 or more employees. The presidential order was to start implementing in February.

However, the Supreme Court He gave the green light to another Biden mandate to vaccinate more than 50,000 health facilities workers, They are the ones who receive federal subsidies from Medicare or Medicaid programs, and in which about 17 million people work.

The blow to Biden was the support of all six judges in a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court, while three progressives issued an opinion opposing the decision. Courts usually take very few cases in a year,

The argument used by the court to reverse the remedy was that The federal government does not have sufficient authority to issue such an order., as reported by trading groups and plaintiff states.

“The (mandate) is a significant invasion into the life and health of a large number of employees,” he indicated to the court.

On Friday of last week, at a court hearing, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, Scott Keller of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, He warned that Biden’s order would result in “massive economic change” in the United States and that many “activists are going to resign” so that they are not forced to vaccinate.,

In terms of mandates that affect health workers, two conservatives (John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh) allied themselves with progressives in support of the Biden measure, while The other four conservatives opposed it.,

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The United States is the country with the highest number of infections and pandemic deaths: More than 63 million cases of Kovid-19 and more than 800 thousand deathsAccording to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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