Biden requires Americans to get vaccinated

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The US Department of Defense mandates COVID-19 vaccination for military personnel. In the photo: an injection session in Fort Knox, Kentucky on September 9 – Photo: AFP

Not letting the unvaccinated make everyone pay, President Joe Biden announced a new federal regulation, requiring about 100 million people, accounting for more than two-thirds of the US workforce, to comply with vaccinations. Mandatory COVID-19

Mandatory and Penalty

In a speech at the White House on the evening of September 9 (local time), President Biden criticized about 80 million people who have not been vaccinated, even though this is an effective tool to protect themselves against the corona virus that causes the COVID pandemic. -19.

Mr. Biden asserted: “We’ve been very patient lately, but we’re running out of patience. People who don’t get vaccinated are costing everyone.”

Although the COVID-19 epidemic situation in the US is much better than at the beginning of his White House term (January 2021), Mr. Biden acknowledged that the US “is in a difficult period and it could last a long time.” time”.

Under the new rules, companies with more than 100 employees must require employees to be vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 once a week. Businesses that do not comply with the regulations can be fined up to 14,000 USD.

There are about 80 million Americans working for these companies. Employers are responsible for giving employees paid leave to receive vaccinations and rest to recover from vaccinations.

Health facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs in the US must require about 17 million of their employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Federal employees and those working with federal government agencies are also required to receive the vaccine, not selected as an alternative test.

This group of several million people will have 75 days to get vaccinated, or else they could lose their jobs, with a few exceptions related to health and religion.

In addition to ensuring safe schools, about 300,000 teachers in federal programs are also required to be vaccinated. Mr. Biden urged state governors to require teachers and school staff to be vaccinated.

In addition to the vaccine regulation, Biden based on the Defense Production Law to accelerate the production of 280 million COVID-19 rapid test kits at a cost of $ 2 billion.

From September 10, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also doubled the fines for those who violate the mask order for the first time. The new fine is 500 – 1,000 USD for the first violation, if the violation is repeated, the fine is 1,000 – 3,000 USD.

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Graphics: TAN DAT

Agree and disagree

According to Reuters news agency, many businesses have spoken out cautiously about the new regulations announced by Biden.

Microsoft Corporation said it has required vaccination certificates for all employees and suppliers who come to work at Microsoft’s US headquarters, but also has specific regulations for employees who cannot be vaccinated because reason y economic or religious.

Amazon said in a statement: “We understand that vaccines and testing are useful tools in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, keeping the U.S. economy open and protect America’s workforce”.

Meanwhile, the major unions in the US are eager to renegotiate the new rules. The union of federal employees released a statement saying: “Workers have the right to have a say in their working conditions. We hope to negotiate these changes before implementing and I urge everyone who can, get vaccinated as much as possible as soon as possible”.

According to Fox News, the federal law enforcement union (FLEOA), which represents nearly 30,000 federal law enforcement officers, strongly opposes President Biden’s newly announced mandatory vaccination measure.

At the same time, he said that this policy turns employees who are hesitant and hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine into “bad guys”. Larry Cosme, president of FLEOA, emphasized that the union encourages members to vaccinate and believes that the US is about to achieve herd immunity with voluntary vaccines.

“Our country is based on freedom. Our law enforcement officers defend that freedom. We deserve the freedom to make decisions. about your health”.


Currently more than 97% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the US are unvaccinated, the death rate from COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is even higher.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (updated to September 3), the average number of new COVID-19 infections daily for the week was 153,240 cases, an increase of 4.9% compared to the previous week. The average number of deaths per day is 1,040 people, up 3.7% from the previous week.


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