Federal court temporarily blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate

By Ailan Evans

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily halted the Biden administration’s rule requiring employers with over 100 workers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or implement weekly testing.

In a ruling issued Saturday on a lawsuit filed by state attorneys general, the court ordered the vaccine mandate to be temporarily halted. The mandate was to be enforced through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and set to go into effect Jan. 4.

“Because the petitions give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate, the Mandate is hereby stayed pending further action by this court,” the court wrote. 

The OSHA rule would require employers with over 100 employees to either mandate vaccines for all their workers or require unvaccinated employees to provide negative COVID-19 tests weekly, beginning on Jan. 4. Unvaccinated workers are also required to wear masks starting Dec. 5.

Solicitor of Labor Seema Nanda vowed to fight the 5th Circuit’s ruling in court in a statement shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“The U.S. Department of Labor is confident in its legal authority to issue the emergency temporary standard on vaccination and testing. The Occupational Safety and Health Act explicitly gives OSHA the authority to act quickly in an emergency where the agency finds that workers are subjected to a grave danger and a new standard is necessary to protect them,” Nanda said.

“The new emergency temporary standard is well within OSHA’s authority under the law and is consistent with OSHA’s requirements to protect the health and safety of workers,” she added, declaring that the Department of Labor was “fully prepared to defend this standard in court.”

The U.S. government has until 5:00 p.m. Monday to respond to the ruling.

The OSHA guidance released Thursday would mandate businesses with 100 or more employees to require vaccination or impose weekly testing. The guidance also stated that anyone who “knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification” about their vaccination status could face up to six months jail time and a $10,000 fine.

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8 thoughts on “Federal court temporarily blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate

  1. The fight is now between honest physicians willing to risk reputations and jobs for speaking the truth and medical journals, authoritarian physicians, and public health agencies working so very hard to suppress the truth about the vaccines and about the true way to stop Covid-19.

    https://twitter.com/RanIsraeli/status/1456965247558893575

    OSHA is of course on the side of authoritarian medicine and medical tyranny.

    • I just heard from Text2MD, a service for getting an ivermectin prescription, that their account with the Medici medical app has been abruptly terminated after a dispute over Medici’s raising fees to an exorbitant level. The service was cut off with a mere 1.5 hour warning, leaving patients– including new Covid-19 cases– in the lurch.

      In addition, I was informed that many pharmacy chains are refusing to fill ivermectin prescriptions from licensed physicians. Is this even legal?

      Who is telling pharmacies not to fill prescriptions? Since NIH is neither recommending for or against ivermectin for Covid-19, who is telling doctors not to prescribe this? The FDA doesn’t warn against using ivermectin for Covid-19; it warns against using ivermectin intended for animals, and used without a prescription. It’s perfectly legal for doctors to prescribe this drug “off-label” using their best judgment.

      Text2MD can now be accessed, temporarily, through https://spruce.care/019728769286

  2. Joe has a lot on his plate now – he passed gas at the climate summit, lost control of his bowels at the Vatican,and his daughter’s diary is being passed around like Hunter’s laptops – the FBI can’t seem to cover up these messy facts or maintain the coup much longer. Gigglebot Harris on deck ….

    • Should biden be removed from office, for whatever reason- the next three stooges in line might be worse….The devil you know… harris, pelosi then leahy? All weak politically, all opportunist grifters. Scary or not, those are the next in line until the 2022 elections. obama has filled bidens cabinet and aide positions with his loyal cadre of socialist enforcers- to finish obamas 3rd term. These loyalists will remain regardless of whom is occupying the presidential residence, with the shots being called from Hawaii or Martha’s Vineyard or Kalorama, Obama’s 8.1 MM mansion in DC
      Best case is biden stays in until after the ’22 elections and R’s gain control of both legislative branches, with a decent margin.
      The ‘vax’ mandate is done, hopefully in the courts, if not- the unrest will ramp up until mandates are reversed. With the vast sums that have been spent by congress in the past 12 months, it’ll take every US taxpayer plus some just to keep the lights on in DC. The current majority party wants to stay that way- and has proven it will do whatever is required- but they need cash to do it.

  3. Twenty-seven states have now joined in lawsuits against these mandates.

    These mandates are supposedly necessary to stay safe but this so-called “necessity” exists only because of the deliberate suppression of early treatment for Covid-19 that would’ve stopped Covid long ago: this has been a crime against humanity. The science and the clinical experience on early treatment is so solid that only a massive propaganda campaign to impose medical tyranny on the population could stop it. This campaign is a prelude to naked political tyranny, which is the end goal.

    It’s not about the virus: with early treatment that we knew about way back in March, 2020, we had the tools to stop the virus and many independent physicians developed protocols, such as using HCQ and budenoside and ivermectin and fluvoxamine, that were each suppressed in turn. Early treatment was deliberately forbidden.

    Luckily, we have doctors standing up for the truth. https://rescue.substack.com/p/top-doctors-at-summit-today-healthy?r=nxypy&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=

    So OSHA is mandating vaccines and at the same time OSHA is suspending its vaccine adverse event reporting for the Covid vaccines. Nothing to see here, right? Is that how OSHA ensures that we all “stay safe”? Because it makes so much sense to not track adverse events from experimental vaccines, all of which are under EUA.

    It’s time to wake up.

  4. The DNC Gestapo, will try whatever it takes to pass ” feckless Joe’s ” agenda,
    even if it means destroying the country in the process.

    Just look what he and his administration have done in 10 months, Joe Biden,
    leader of the free world, or the head clown in a circus……….pretty pathetic !!

    • If only is WERE ‘feckless Joe’s’ drowsy plan.
      Unfortunately, its much more diabolical than that with Satan driving the agenda, make no mistake.
      This is NOT God’s plan.
      This is the plan of Satan to enslave and get rid of inconvenient humans he can’t persuade with his mind numbing drugs and propaganda who just won’t comply.
      If Sleepy Joe were the architect of this nefarious agenda, it would be easy to topple.
      But this is something else, entirely.

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