The court reaffirms the mandate to vaccinate Covid-19 health care workers in 26 states

This decision marks the extraordinary legal victory of President Joe Biden in implementing his coronavirus strategy.


The Court of Appeal on Wednesday reaffirmed in 26 U.S. states that the COVID-19 mandate issued by President Joe Biden's administration requires millions of health care workers to be vaccinated while working in state-funded facilities.

In a bizarre success of the Biden epidemic strategy, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. District Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that the lower court had jurisdiction to block the jurisdiction in only 14 states that had filed a lawsuit and there was an error in setting it. national order.

Biden's mandate requires health facilities to be vaccinated against coronavirus or to lose funding from the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which owns two major public health care programs.

The law initially required more than two million uninformed health workers to be vaccinated on December 6. It was banned before the deadline and is still temporarily banned in 24 provinces - 14 counties involved in a case reviewed by Circuit 5 and 10 states where jurisdiction was blocked by Nov. 29 from state judges in St.

The 14 states claimed are: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.

Officials argue that the authority could save thousands of lives every month, with cases of COVID-19 and deaths expected to rise at the onset of winter and the arrival of the Omicron coronavirus spread rapidly. A number of lawsuits have been filed against the government and business outlets as a public health measure in the wake of an epidemic that has killed more than 800,000 Americans.

The decision of the 5th Circuit stated that the Biden administration had not provided any solid evidence that they could prove during the trial that they had the power to impose the law. The panel included Judge Leslie Southwick, former Republican President George W. Bush, and Judges James Graves and Gregg Costa, both former Democratic Alliance President Barack Obama.

The law is one of the three most comprehensive administration requirements for Biden aimed at increasing vaccination rates in the United States, where diseases are increasing and mortality remains at more than 1,000 XNUMX per day. Attorneys for the Republic of general and the conservation organizations and businesses have challenged these laws.

In November, Circuit 5 blocked management's authority to monitor or evaluate the work environment of businesses with at least 100 employees. That authority, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is reviewed by the 6th U.S. District Court. Cincinnati Court of Appeals, headed by judges appointed by the presidents of the Republic.

On Wednesday, the 6th Circuit sided with Biden's management, agreeing to hear the case first before a three-judge panel of 16 active judges.

Two Republican-appointed judges have used their opposition to the order to express their opposition to OSHA's mandate, which may indicate that the court is relying on renewing the organisation's law.

"Judges who have written opinions may be worried that the court will go the other way," said Brian Abramson, author of the vaccination law.