A US court suspended the mandatory vaccination ordered by Joe Biden for companies with more than 100 employees

United States President Joe Biden (REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque)

a US federal appeals court suspended the obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19 for employees of companies with more than 100 people on Saturday, instituted by the Joe Biden government, while examining possible “serious constitutional problems”.

The measure of the President of the United States provides that tens of millions of employees are vaccinated against covid-19 before January 4, under pain of having to undergo very regular tests.

Announced in mid-September, it was adopted this week by the government, and was immediately challenged in court in particular by the state of Texas, controlled by Republicans, opposed to any vaccination obligation to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

It is consequently a big setback for Joe Biden, who had just achieved his first major legislative victory with the adoption in Congress on Friday of his infrastructure investment plan.

In its decision, the federal court of appeals of Texas ruled thatThe plaintiffs had “made arguments suggesting that there are serious constitutional and procedural problems” with the government’s text.

Archive image.  Mexicans receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine during a binational vaccination program in Tornillo, Texas, USA.  July 28, 2021 (REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez)
Archive image. Mexicans receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine during a binational vaccination program in Tornillo, Texas, USA. July 28, 2021 (REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez)

Therefore, the measure is “suspended” pending the examination of the merits by the court.

“We will be able to challenge Biden’s unconstitutional abuse of power in court,” Conservative Texas Governor Greg Abbott commented on Twitter.

The president made the announcement Thursday, and it consisted of a provision for the private companies with more than 100 employees will guarantee that all are vaccinated as of January 4. In case of not wanting to be vaccinated, The workers of these large companies will have to undergo weekly tests and also wear a mask at all times.

It was the most significant measure applied so far in the workplace against the pandemic by the Government, since could affect up to 84 million private sector workers, according to White House calculations, in an attempt to curb an epidemic that is undermining economic recovery.

In addition to ensuring that workers are vaccinated or undergo regular testing starting January 4, private companies must allow employees who so wish to receive the serum during working hours.

Some people walk near a walk-in vaccination center against covid-19 in Miami, in a file photograph (EFE / EPA / CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH)
Some people walk near a walk-in vaccination center against covid-19 in Miami, in a file photograph (EFE / EPA / CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH)

Health system officials further stated that With this mandate they hope to prevent “thousands” of deaths and some 250,000 hospitalizations in the United States.

About 66% of the adult population in the United States is already vaccinated with at least one dose, a figure that has risen in recent months since the government began putting pressure on companies to force their workers to receive the serum.

Several companies, including the meat giant Tyson Foods or the airline United Airlines, had already prepared the ground by imposing these obligations on their employees since the end of September.

The most recent, the automaker Ford, demanded that its 32,000 employees be vaccinated before December 8 except in the case of religious or medical exemption, according to various US media.

With information from AFP

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