The Supreme Court of the United States overturned This Thursday command – order From President Joe Biden, that require vaccination or submit negative covid-19 tests on a weekly basis For employees of all companies employing 100 workers or more. The implementation of the presidential order was due to begin in February.
However, the highest court It gave the green light for another Biden mandate to vaccinate the employees of more than 50,000 health facilities. They are those who receive federal benefits from Medicare or Medicaid programs, which employ about 17 million people.
Biden’s setback was endorsed by the six justices of the conservative majority on the nation’s highest court, while the three progressives issued a dissenting opinion of the decision. Usually the court takes very few cases a year.
The argument the court used to overturn the procedure was that The federal government does not have sufficient authority to issue such an order, as indicated by business groups and plaintiff states.
They noted from the court that “(the mandate) is a major invasion of the lives and health of a large number of employees.”
On Friday last week, at a court hearing, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, Scott Keeler of the National Federation of Independent Business, He warned that Biden’s order could cause “tremendous economic change” in the US and that many “workers would resign” so they would not have to get vaccinated..
In the case of the mandate affecting health workers, two conservatives (John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh) allied with progressives in their endorsement of the Biden scale, while The other four conservatives opposed it.
The United States is the country with the highest number of infections and deaths from the epidemic: More than 63 million cases of Covid-19 virus and more than 800,000 deathsAccording to data from Johns Hopkins University.