The Fallout from Supreme Court Ruling Against Biden’s Mandate Has Begun
Major corporations are now beginning to suspend vaccine requirements for their employees.
The Supreme Court's ruling against the Biden vaccine mandate for large employers was not only a devastating blow to the administration, but it did major damage to the media's narrative about Covid vaccines.
The White House on Thursday pivoted to dismiss the Supreme Court ruling as the end of the vaccine mandate and continued to urge major companies to further the administration's corporatist policies.
"The Supreme Court's decision on the OSHA mandate essentially means that in this pandemic it is up to individual employers to determine whether their workplaces will be safe for employees," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed. "And whether their business will be safe for consumers."
"So, President Biden, you will see this in his statement, will be calling on and will continue to call on businesses to immediately join those that have already stepped up, including one-third of Fortune 500 companies," she continued. "To institute vaccination requirements to protect their workers, protect their customers and communities."
The White House issued that statement on Thursday evening.
"As a result of the Court's decision, it is now up to States and individual employers to determine whether to make their workplaces as safe as possible for employees, and whether their businesses will be safe for consumers during this pandemic by requiring employees to take the simple and effective step of getting vaccinated," the president said in a statement.
He added that the Supreme Court ruling "does not stop me from using my voice as President to advocate for employers to do the right thing to protect Americans' health and economy."
"I call on business leaders to immediately join those who have already stepped up - including one third of Fortune 100 companies - and institute vaccination requirements to protect their workers, customers, and communities," Biden said.
Except that major corporations are already deciding that they do not want to continue to run the best and brightest out of their industries, while continuing to wreak major unnecessary disruption in their companies.
General Electric Co on Friday said "it has suspended COVID-19 vaccine or test requirement for employees after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling," Reuters reported.
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