The orders include millions of federal workers, health workers and private employees.
President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a broad, six-pronged plan to regain control of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is spreading again. in the United States of America.
The main focus of the President's "Off Track" plan is to reduce the number of vulnerable people in the area. nation. Thus, the most notable elements of this plan are stringent vaccination requirements for millions of federal employees, health care workers, school workers and even private business workers.
Biden signed an executive order Thursday requiring Covid-19 vaccines. For millions of federal workers plus millions of other federal contractors. The new vaccine order eliminates the previous option, which allowed federal workers to get tested regularly instead of being vaccinated. In addition to the mandatory vaccination of federal workers, Biden must also vaccinate more than 17 million health care workers. Work at facilities that receive federal funding. The government had previously required vaccinations for all workers in federally funded nursing homes. The new requirements extend vaccine guidelines to hospitals, dialysis facilities, outpatient surgery centers and home health agencies — most of which receive Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement.
“Bold and ambitious”
The government is also working on a law — implemented through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — that employs 100 or more employers. Workers want to make sure their workforce is fully vaccinated or regularly tested for the COVID-19 virus. The law is expected to apply to more than 80 million employees nationwide. OSHA is also working on a separate law requiring employers to pay for breaks for immunization.Advertising
For schools, Biden is pressing governors to vaccinate all teachers and school staff. It is also forcing more schools to take regular exams, which provided $10 billion in government funding for schools earlier this year.
The pressure to vaccinate unvaccinated people comes at a time when the spread of the transmissible coronavirus is rising. , which led to a massive increase in cases of transmission of non-vaccinated people this summer. The daily average of about 11,000 cases at the beginning of July was the current average of about 150,000 new cases per day. The number of hospitalizations across the country has also peaked, with about 100,000 people being hospitalized daily due to COVID-19. Hospitalizations and increased deaths are largely unprotected. "The reason we're here is because people haven't been vaccinated - 80 million of them," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. Currently, only 177 million people have been fully vaccinated in the United States. This represents 62.5% of people eligible for vaccination (people aged 12 and over) and only 53% of the total population. "Our goal on behalf of the federal government is to take bold and ambitious steps to vaccinate and protect more people." Covering directives, providing loans and other support for small businesses, providing assistance to overcrowded hospitals, and supporting the Food and Drug Administration in quickly reviewing children's vaccines. Biden is also expected to address plans to release booster doses in his comments.
Biden's vaccine order covers tens of millions of workers
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