The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the US Labor Department has suspended the enforcement of the Biden administration’s unlawful COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses.
They made the announcement not long as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Biden administration’s challenge on November 12 after the appeals court reaffirmed its ruling to put OSHA’s mandate on hold. The mandate ordered companies with over 100 employees to force their employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or to be subjected to weekly testing and wear a mask.
The Fifth Circuit wrote in an opinion that OSHA’s mandate is “staggeringly overbroad,” and ordered it to “take no steps to implement or enforce the mandate until further court order.”
The same court previously ordered a temporary halt on the mandate on November 6.
“The court ordered that OSHA ‘take no steps to implement or enforce’ the ETS ‘until further court order.’ While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation,” the Labor Department said in a statement about the court’s ruling.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Engelhardt wrote the opinion for the appeals court panel and outlined the mandate as “fatally flawed” and said OSHA grossly exceeded its legal authority. “…health agencies do not make housing policy, and occupational safety administrations do not make health policy. In seeking to do so here, OSHA runs afoul of the statute from which it draws its power and, likely, violates the constitutional structure that safeguards our collective liberty,” the judge wrote. [Emphasis added]
At least 27 states, as well as religious organizations, private employers, and various other groups, sued the Biden administration, claiming that it’s exceeding its authority in issuing the mandate. Remember when President houseplant told us he had the authority to do it? Well, he lied.
In the 5th Circuit’s November 12 reaffirmation the court stated that the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate “raises serious constitutional concerns” and “likely exceeds the federal government’s authority.”
The White House continues telling private employers to continue with the mandate after the November 6 ruling, showing a total disregard for the 5th Circuit’s ruling.
“We think people should not wait,” Karine Jean-Pierre , the White House principal deputy press secretary, said to reporters on November 8, when answering a question on whether employers should hold off on requiring employees to be vaccinated after the court put the kabash on the mandate.
“We say: do not wait to take actions that will keep your workplace safe,” Jean-Pierre said. “It is important and critical to do, and waiting to get more people vaccinated will lead to more outbreaks and sickness.”
But the science tells us that the COVID-19 vaccines aren’t working to bring immunity. In fact, they start waning at about three months, depending on the person. That means it’s not really a vaccine but more like a therapeutic medicine, but you can’t tell that to the dopey Biden administration because they aren’t listening.
Employers “should not wait” for legal matters to be resolved before adhering Biden’s vaccine requirement, Jean-Pierre added.
“They should continue to go—move forward and make sure that they’re getting their workplace vaccinated,” she said.
Remember, the FDA has not approved every vaccine that is available in the US, so they are experimental. The Biden administration wants to force American citizens to take experimental medicine with loads of documented adverse effects.
I would not put it past the tyrants in the Biden administration to tell American employers to continue forcing employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine even if the US Supreme Court threw out the mandate. This is the world in which we now live.
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