The United States Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a measure by President Joe Biden that would require people working in companies with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated with two doses of coronavirus vaccine or to undergo regular weekly testing and wear veils. The AFP agency informed about it.
At the same time, the court allowed the application of the rule on compulsory vaccination for most health professionals in a 5: 4 ratio – will pay in approximately 76,000 facilities funded by the federal budget. Two conservatives – John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh – also supported the three liberal judges.
A conservative majority of six U.S. Supreme Court judges ruled that the Biden administration had exceeded its jurisdiction over the aforementioned rule of vaccinating or testing people in companies, which would affect more than 80 million Americans. Three liberal judges disagreed with this decision.
The Senate of the US Federal Court of Appeal ruled in December that the aforementioned government regulation concerning employees of medium and large companies could enter into force. The decision of the senate thus annulled the previous verdict of a federal judge of another court, which suspended this regulation in early November.
The measure was introduced by President Biden for the first time in September, with exceptions that would apply to people working outside or only from home.. The rule of 17 million health professionals does not offer an alternative to regular testing, so all of them will have to be vaccinated. They will be able to request an exemption for medical or religious reasons.
More than 208 million Americans (62.7 percent of the population) are fully vaccinated against covid, and more than a third of them have received a booster vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP).