The Biden administration is looking to prove its lust for power once more by setting out to monitor whether people claiming vaccine exemptions are legitimate or not.
As Biden awaits his new mandate rollout which will force businesses with more than 100 employees to ensure all employees are vaccinated, or tested weekly against COVID-19, the Biden admin is pledging to monitor whether those who claim to be exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination are “not abusing” the system, according to Biden administration Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.
While speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Murthy attempted to push the far-fetched claim that businesses have welcomed President Joe Biden’s vaccine “mandate,” which will be enforced by OSHA.
“A lot of businesses are actually relieved that these are going into place,” Murthy told CNN. “And we’ve heard a lot of feedback from the Business Roundtable and others that this will help create safer workplaces. This is what we’ve got to do to get to the next phase of this pandemic response so that we can get through this and get back to normal once and for all.”
Murthy’s claim is likely little more than the further use of propaganda coming out of an administration trying to get this minimally tested vaccine into the arms of as many Americans as possible.
Murthy also suggested that the Biden administration would be keeping close tabs on companies and workers who claimed an exemption from the mandate.
“Unfortunately, as a country, we have experience in dealing with exemptions, but we’ve got to be vigilant there and make sure that people are using them, you know, in the spirit that they’re intended and not abusing them or asking for exemptions when they don’t apply,” Murthy said. “That’s an area that we continue to monitor in the days and weeks ahead.”
Some businesses, particularly those with employees who have religious objections to vaccination, have said they may claim an “exemption” to the administration’s mandate.
“Many large corporations already require COVID-19 vaccination,” CBS said, but noted that “under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, offer exemptions to individuals with either a disability or ‘sincerely held’ religious belief that prevents them from getting the vaccine. ”
“No major religious denomination in the U.S. opposes vaccination outright,” the outlet continued. “But an individual’s ‘sincerely held’ religious belief does not have to be part of an organized-religion mandate to be considered a valid reason for exemption from getting the vaccine.”
Religious exemptions to vaccination mandates have previously held and it’s likely they will continue to be effective going forward, unless the Biden administration looks to further trample on the constitution.
Biden claimed, when he announced his new COVID-19 demands on Thursday, that the six-point plan was designed to ‘protect’ vaccinated workers from the unvaccinated.
Biden, who had, earlier, unofficially conceded that vaccine madates were likely unconstitutional, utilized OSHA’s emergency management regulations to institute their “mandate” instead of doing so by executive order.
“The new mandate would affect about 80 million Americans, with about 17 million workers at health facilities also required to get vaccinated,” Fox News estimated.
The flawed mandate, however, faces a rocky path ahead as many Republican governors have already told the Biden administration that they intend to file suit against the mandate, and many companies have also suggested they will file their own legal challenges.
Author: James Wright