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Children’s Health Defense is calling on scientists, citizens and medical experts to help stop President Biden’s COVID vaccine mandates for employees, federal contractors and healthcare workers.
Here’s how you can help: Post a comment, explaining why you oppose the mandates, on each of the federal eRulemaking portals for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Post your comments on each government website:
Here’s what you need to know about each vaccine mandate rule:
OMB: President Biden on Sept. 9 announced his “Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan,” and signed an executive order mandating COVID vaccination for federal contractors.
This rule calls for all covered contractors to require all their employees be fully vaccinated for COVID.
The deadline to submit proof of full vaccination (unless the employee is legally entitled to an exemption) is Jan. 18, 2022. Read the full regulation here.
CMS: On Nov. 4, CMS established that Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers, suppliers and staff must be vaccinated for COVID-19.
However, on Nov. 30, the federal district court in Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction, affecting healthcare workers nationwide, against enforcing the mandate.
The court stated: “During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties.”
Post your comment for CMS here.
OSHA: The OSHA rule requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate COVID vaccines for all employees took effect Nov. 5.
However, on Nov. 16, OSHA suspended implementation and enforcement of its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on mandatory COVID vaccination and testing in the workplace.
The suspension followed a 22-page ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals which called the Biden administration’s mandate “fatally flawed” and said OSHA should “take no steps to implement or enforce the mandate until further court order.”
CHD is calling for OSHA to extend the deadline for public comment and to submit Environmental Impact Statements to the public on the safety, health and economic impact of this order.
The U.S. Senate on Dec. 8 voted to repeal the employer mandates, but the measure still has to go to the House. Biden signaled he would veto the measure if it were to pass in both the Senate and House.