Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers nationwide has now been challenged in court by no less than 22 states. Biden announced a series of mandates on September 9 addressed public and private company workers for medical facilities that receive Medicare/Medicaid funding. The mandates affect around 17 million workers around the country.
One of the lawsuits was filed last week by ten states, with Missouri acting as lead plaintiff. Another case was filed on Monday in federal court by a group of twelve states led by Louisiana. The latter lawsuit alleges that the federal mandate exceeds the government’s constitutional and statutory authority, making the national shortage of healthcare workers even more dangerous to public health.
The federal government’s mandate on private employers of 100 or more workers through a rule adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was blocked last week by a temporary restraining order issued by the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges, in that case, stopped the rule because of “grave statutory and constitutional issues.” OSHA has said it will obey the order pending further action by the court.
Evidence is building against the rationale of the vaccine mandate rules, with more medical data showing the mass vaccination strategy in the fight against COVID-19 has been ineffective. More than 194 million Americans are now deemed to be fully vaccinated as that term is currently defined, or about 58 percent of those eligible.
Despite the corporate media and the federal government’s messaging, medical evidence also shows that natural immunity acquired through infection is more robust and “superior to the existing vaccines.” Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that it knows no examples of an unvaccinated person with natural immunity transmitting COVID-19 to another person.
The government has not yet responded to either new healthcare worker mandate lawsuits, and no hearings have yet been scheduled. It is expected that temporary restraining relief will be sought in one or both of the cases.