HotAir 21 Jul, 2021 14:15 am

Here come the federal vaccine mandates – HotAir

Here come the federal vaccine mandates – HotAir
Don't say you weren't warned

Slavitt is predicting that while there may never be any sort of federal mandate for everyone in the country to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, state and local governments, along with individual businesses and employers, will probably be enacting requirements for immunity passports of some sort in the near future.Local governments will almost certainly add COVID to the required list of vaccinations for public K-12 schools.But as the pace of vaccinations lags and concerns about the highly-contagious delta variant grow, the official regulatory signoff would remove a significant legal and public relations barrier for businesses and government agencies that want to require vaccinations for their employees and customers, former health officials from the Biden and the Obama administrations said.In the private sector, businesses may start requiring immunity passports for both customers and employees.

The United States could see a wave of Covid-19 vaccine mandates as soon as the Food and Drug Administration grants full approval to one or more of the shots, public health experts predicted.The three vaccines authorized by the FDA for emergency use against the coronavirus have proven safe and effective under that expedited review process and in the real world, and doctors and the nation’s top public health officials have said there’s no need for anyone to wait to get inoculated.

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