Joe Biden is becoming everything the Democrats and the media told you Donald Trump was.
In what may be one of the greatest overreaches of executive power in history, the president announced on Thursday that a private sector vaccine mandate would be coming soon.
He gave the approximately six-minute address to the nation and then took no questions from reporters.
He said that “we’re making progress. Nationally, daily cases are down 47 percent and hospitalizations are down 38 percent over the past six weeks.”
But he warned that “we’re in a very critical period as we work to turn the corner on COVID-19” and that “we have to do more to vaccinate 66 million unvaccinated people in America.”
“We’re down to 66 million — it’s still an unacceptably high number — of unvaccinated people from almost 100 million in July.
“That’s important. It’s important progress. But it’s not — now is not the time to let up. We have a lot more to do. We’re in a very critical period as we work to turn the corner
“First, we have to do more to vaccinate the 66 million unvaccinated people in America. It’s essential. The vaccine requirements that we started rolling out in the summer are working. They’re working,” he said before dropping the bomb.
“The Labor Department is going to soon be issuing an emergency rule for companies with 100 or more employees to implement vaccination requirements in their — among their workforce,” he said as he touted the success of vaccine mandates.
“Every day, we see more businesses implementing vaccination requirements, and the mounting data that shows they work.
“Businesses and organizations that are implementing requirements are seeing their vaccination rates rise by an average of 20 percent or more to well over 90 percent — the number of employees vaccinated,” the president said.
“Let’s be clear: Vaccination requirements should not be another issue that divides us. That’s why we continue to battle the misinformation that’s out there, and companies and communities are setting up their — stepping up as well to combat these — the misinformation,” he said.
He went on to say that the flight cancellations from Southwest Airlines did not have anything to do with vaccine mandates, and called it “misinformation.”
“Southwest Airlines at — the head of the pilot — the head of the pilot’s union and its CEO dismissed critics who claim vaccination mandates contributed to flight disruptions. School board members, religious leaders, and doctors across the country are fighting misinformation and educating people about the importance of vaccines,” he said.
And he talked about booster shots for those who have been vaccinated, as the Food And Drug Administration and Centers For Disease Control analyze the data.
“This work — this week, the Food and Drug Administration and — the FDA is reviewing the data on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters. We expect a final decision from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -– the CDC –- in the next couple of weeks,” he said.
“If they authorize the boosters, which will be strictly made based on the science — that decision will be based on the science — this will mean all three vaccines will be available for boosters.
“Already, more than 1 out of 3 eligible seniors have gotten their third shot — the booster. And we’re going to continue to provide that additional protection to seniors and others as we — as we head into the holidays.
“These boosters are free. I’ll say it again: They’re free, available, and convenient to get,” he said.
And for children he said “if authorized, we are ready. We have purchased enough vaccines for all children between the ages of 5 and 11 in the United States. It will be — it will be convenient for parents to get their children vaccinated at trusted locations, and families will be able to sleep easier at night knowing their kids are protected as well.”
Author : Carmine Sabia
Source : Conservative Brief : Biden Announces Vaccine Mandate For Private Sector Coming Soon