Pres. Biden is now considering a COVID vaccine mandate for employers with fewer than 100 employees

The Biden administration is contemplating yet another coronavirus vaccine mandate, this time for companies with fewer than 100 employees, Breitbart reports

This was revealed on Thursday when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new rule implementing Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 employees. There will be more on this later.

“Additional time” is needed

In the newly-released rule, OSHA states, “OSHA needs additional time to assess the capacity of smaller employers, and is seeking comment to help the agency make that determination.”

In other words, the Biden administration and OSHA are currently figuring out whether they can get away with imposing the coronavirus vaccine on, more or less, all employers and their employees, not just those employers with more than 100 employees.

OSHA said that it is “confident that employers with 100 or more employees have the administrative capacity to implement the standard’s requirements promptly.” But, the agency also said that it is “less confident” that smaller companies, i.e. those with fewer than 100 employees,  can do so.

So, for the time being, at least, it appears that OSHA would recommend against a coronavirus vaccine mandate for employers with less than 100 employees.

Background

On Thursday, OSHA, the agency that Biden back in September tasked with implementing his coronavirus vaccine mandate, finally put out its long-anticipated new rule.

Now, employers with more than 100 employees will have to get these employees vaccinated by January 4th or have them undergo routine testing. Medical and Religious exemptions are available.

The Biden administration revealed that it intends to perform “planned inspections” in order to determine whether companies are complying with the mandate.

Those who fail to comply with the rule will be subject to a $14,000 fine per violation. Willful or repeated violators could see a fine of up to $136,532. And, for some, such as those health care facilities that receive federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid, failure to comply could result in termination.

Upon the release of the rule, Biden put out a statement saying, “For our country, the choice is simple: get more people vaccinated, or prolong this pandemic and its impact on our country.” Accordingly, Biden said that he is “calling on employers . . . to accelerate our path out of this pandemic, save lives, and protect our economic recovery.”

What many Americans do not understand is how coronavirus vaccines will do all of this. This part never gets explained despite the fact that it continually gets used as a justification for vaccine mandates.

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