President Biden ran for office on a promise to end COVID; he claimed victory early on July 4th so he could focus on the Build Back Better scheme.
Liberals are quick to accuse Republicans of failing to “follow the evidence” when America’s COVID fatalities in Biden’s first year surpassed those in President Trump’s previous year.
Immunization has been portrayed by Biden as a self-evident, patriotic responsibility (rather than an individual decision based on risk tolerances and personal situations), providing liberals yet another moral high ground.
Americans Determine Their Own Fate
The Supreme Court’s committee hearing on vaccine requirements for major businesses and healthcare facilities gives an opportunity to allow Americans control over their health choices.
Biden was formerly opposed to vaccination mandates, just as President Obama was against health insurance regulations before becoming a supporter of them.
In September, Biden’s healthcare law provided him with a perfect opportunity to demonstrate executive order. Due to the tumultuous exit from Afghanistan and an increase in COVID cases, his approval numbers plummeted to new lows.
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The requirement was backed by a majority of liberals and centrists, while it was opposed by nearly two-thirds of Republicans, but Biden wasn’t going to receive their votes anyhow.
He probably anticipated the spike would dissipate on its own, and he’d be rewarded for taking bold, albeit unnecessary, action.
Biden’s communication was undermined when he said he was “getting impatient” with unvaccinated people, despite the fact many immunized people understand their fears.
These immunized people also support religious, healthcare, and testing exclusions mandated by the Civil Rights Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and do not want them dismissed.
Companies are Part of the Problem
The disclosure provided employers with a reason to mandate immunizations, even before guidelines were enacted.
Despite the fact the EEOC urged businesses to enforce immunization starting under Trump, many employers feared losing workers in a tight job market and hid under Biden’s pronouncement.
Because of the requirements and decreased services, some medical centers reported problems sustaining employee levels.
Lou Gelormino to Newsmax: Vax Mandates Will Be Exposed 'as an Overreach' https://t.co/xuU4S83WOg
— Porcellato Engineering (@BradPorcellato) January 9, 2022
In an emergency, states have extensive police authorities that they can use.
In the 1905 decision of Jacobson vs. Massachusetts, the Supreme Court found states may mandate vaccines, but federalism gives states rights that Biden does not have.
The longer the epidemic lasts, the fewer emergency law courts and lawmakers have, as governments have more time to enact laws through the normal policymaking process.
More than half of the states have approved legislation restricting public health authority. The Supreme Court overturned the CDC’s restriction on evictions, which began under Trump, after allowing Biden time to propose legislation.
Several states have sued to overturn Biden’s demands, while others blocked them through legislation and executive directives.