Setback for Joe Biden: the United States Supreme Court rejected mandatory vaccination

The United States Supreme Court blocking on Thursday at the decision of the President Joe Biden to impose the compulsory vaccination against coronavirus in companies with more than 100 employees. But the court validated the obligation of inoculation for employees of health institutions that depend on federal funds.

“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has decided to block common sense requirements, which can save lives and that were directed at employees of large companies, based directly on science and the law,” the Democratic president lamented in a statement, reported Tel.

Biden took the opportunity to ask businessmen to “do the right thing to protect the health and economy of Americans.” This ruling could modify the decision adopted by the Defense Department a few hours before relieving six Army commanders for refusing to comply with the presidential mandate of mandatory vaccination and issuing nearly 3,000 punitive resolutions for those soldiers who still resist being immunized.

For the moment, the Army has not yet taken other measures against the 2,994 troops who were reprimanded for not abiding by the Defense regulations, which set December 15, 2021 as the deadline for vaccination. So far, 96% of the soldiers in active duty have the full immunization schedule.

In the case of the Navy, there are 5,209 soldiers in service who continue to resist being inoculated, of which 20 have already been sanctioned. The question of the obligation in the military forces caused predictable rejection in some republican leaders, such as the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, who announced at the beginning of the month that he would sue the Executive for what he considers an unconstitutional measure.

In a brief submitted to the Supreme Court on behalf of the Government, the attorney general, Elizabeth Prelogar, had said that the measures proposed by Biden were necessary “in the face of the deadliest pandemic in the nation’s history.” However, a group of 26 business associations considered that the imposition “will inflict irreparable damage on hundreds of thousands of companies.”

Vaccination has become an issue of political polarization in the country, where 62% of the population is immunized. The United States remains the country most affected by the virus, above the other two countries that precede it, India Y Brazil, with 63.6 million cases and 844,000 deaths.

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