Friday, September 17, 2021

Biden orders federal workers to be vaccinated

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden plans on Thursday to order 2.5 million federal workers and contractors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as part of a new effort to control infectious diseases.

The new order canceled his previous choice of regularly testing workers for the virus instead of vaccinating, as part of Biden’s six-point plan in his White House speech to deal with the surge in delta mutant coronavirus cases and deaths in recent weeks. .

The assistant said the US leader will clarify new efforts to persuade those who have not been vaccinated to get vaccinated, protect those who have been vaccinated through enhanced injections in the next few weeks, keep schools open, increase testing and in some cases The next requirement is to wear a mask to promote economic recovery and improve care. For those infected with COVID-19, the disease is caused by the virus.

With the authorization of vaccinations for federal workers, the White House hopes that companies across the United States will follow suit. Some large companies have required their employees to be vaccinated or fired.

It is unclear whether Biden’s order for federal workers and contractors allows exceptions for those seeking religious or medical exemptions for vaccinations.

The latest surge in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States has mainly occurred in unvaccinated people, although there have been some breakthrough infections in people who were vaccinated a few months ago.

File-In this August 17, 2021 photo, an ICU nurse moves a medical machine outside the room of a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana Wires.

More than 177 million of the country’s 332 million people have been vaccinated, but the federal health regulatory agency has not approved vaccination for children under 12 years of age.

Read Also:  Voters, watchdog groups raise voices about problems in California

More than 62% of the population 12 years and older are vaccinated, but approximately 150,000 new cases have been recorded every day in recent weeks, and approximately 1,000 people die every day.

For various reasons—such as believing that they will not be infected with the virus or thinking that no one should be able to ask them to be vaccinated—millions of Americans are still not vaccinated.

Some governors, mainly conservative Republicans, urged their citizens to get vaccinated, but they refused to make vaccinations mandatory or required to wear masks in schools or workplaces. This has led to many political and legal disputes, and some courts are on the side of local officials, hoping to implement coronavirus regulations in their states that the governor opposes.

Read Also:  The Spot: Where You (and Heidi Ganahal) Stand on the 2020 Election Results, It's a Litmus Test
8-year-old Nicole Tschabourian (left) and 8-year-old Leah Yousefi arrived with a printed barcode on the first day of school, and returned full day after the COVID-19 outbreak in Glendale, California, on August 19 System face-to-face learning.  January 18, 2021.
8-year-old Nicole Tschabourian (left) and 8-year-old Leah Yousefi arrived with a printed barcode on the first day of school, and returned full day after the COVID-19 outbreak in Glendale, California, on August 19 System face-to-face learning. January 18, 2021.

The number of unvaccinated Americans has skyrocketed, including a growing number of young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, between August 5 and September 2, the number of child cases surged to 750,000.

The latest surge has pushed hospitals and medical staff across the United States to a tipping point, with some intensive care units full of COVID-19 patients.
As the world’s largest economy, the U.S. economy has grown substantially since the worst of the pandemic 18 months ago, but the number of new jobs in the country slowed significantly in August, and Biden blamed it on cases of the new coronavirus. Surge.

Some of the material in this report comes from the Associated Press.

Biden orders federal workers to be vaccinated
Nation World News Deskhttps://nationworldnews.com
Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.
Latest news
Related news
- Advertisement -

Leave a Reply