Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for fed government

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements for millions of federal workers as he denounced an “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among unvaccinated U.S. employees and others.

Federal workers will be required to attest they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else face mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and other new rules. The newly strict guidelines are aimed at boosting sluggish vaccination rates among the four million of Americans who draw federal paychecks and to set an example for private employers around the country.

“Right now, too many people are dying or watching someone they love die and say if ‘I’d just got the vaccine,’” Biden said in a somber address from the East Room of the White House. “This is an American tragedy. People are dying who don’t have to die.”

The administration encouraged businesses to follow its lead on incentivizing vaccinations by imposing burdens on the unvaccinated. Rather than mandating that federal workers receive vaccines, the plan will make life more difficult for those who are unvaccinated to encourage them to comply.


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The Post Office doesn’t even make announcements when letter carriers pass away. I’ve never worked for such a heartless employer!

Shut it down, we don’t need the postal service anymore.

Are they handing out mandatory vaccinations at the southern border?
Is the P.O. going to take responsibility if someone has an adverse reaction to the vaccine, which could cause permanent unreversable damage????

Nope they won’t take responsibility because they know that the vaccine is not safe.

We weren’t important enough to receive hazard pay; so why should it matter if we’re vaccinated or not. You didn’t care about us then, why now?

People who voted for this, will now regret it.

Think about it. Why does the government insist and want to make it mandatory that everybody get this vaccine. Is it a control issue. There has been too many complications with this vaccine. When Sars came out and killed a lot of people there wasn’t a vaccine for it. We didn’t have to wear a mask.

The President has absolutely no authority over the USPS. Just another musing of a fool.

Quote from the president, people are dying that do not have to die. The Bible says God appointed a time for us to die just as He appointed a time for us to be born. If it is the day for you to die, you will die, even if you have been vaccinated.