By: Destiny Mouawad, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
After the U.S Supreme Court had denied President Biden’s vaccine mandate request for all large companies earlier this month, Biden has officially lifted this ruling.
While Biden had intentions of enforcing workers of large companies to be vaccinated not only for the sake of lowering infection but has claimed to use the mandate “…as his main vehicle for convincing hesitant Americans to get their shots”.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) confirmed the ruling would be in effect on Wednesday, January 26th yet showed reluctance towards the effect as they still encourage workers to be vaccinated.
This has ultimately created a divide in the collective efforts of lowering COVID-19 related infections and deaths. U.S corporations such as United Airlines have confirmed that 99% of their employees have been vaccinated since August.
However companies such as Starbucks and General Electric have chosen to concur with the Supreme Court ruling.
Health care workers remain subjected to the mandate and as former OSHA administrator states reinstating the implementation of “…face masks, distancing, and better ventilation systems…” to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be discussed.