Sixteen state attorneys general have asked a federal judge to block the federal vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
On Jan. 13 the Supreme Court upheld the federal Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) vaccination mandate for eligible staff at hospitals and other healthcare facilities that get Medicare or Medicaid tax money for treating patients.
The 16 states represented are: Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia. They filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
The attorneys general are citing evidence that the healthcare labor shortages and the vaccines' resistance to the Omicron Covid variant warrant a change in policy. The lawsuit reads, the Supreme Court's "one-size-fits-all approach doesn't account for developing data and circumstances."
Excluding Tennessee and Virginia, the healthcare facilities in all of the impacted states face a deadline of Feb. 14 for their employees to receive at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, with a deadline of March 15 for full vaccination.
Healthcare facilities in Tennessee and Virginia had a first-dose deadline of Jan. 27 with a full vaccination deadline of Feb. 28.
Deadlines for each state are listed here.
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"citing evidence that the healthcare labor shortages and the vaccines' resistance to the Omicron Covid variant warrant a change in policy. "
--their reasoning in challenging doesn't hold water for the present, nor future.
If there's an injured party (oppressed individual) liberty is compromised.
Wake up to rights and where they're derived - creation not man.
If people don't exercise their birthrights, they will be taken = acquiescence.
Thank you for the opportunity.
The Left needs a new crisis now that Covid is cooling off. look for more emergency powers to be used once the Climate Crisis comes. https://mikeboyd.substack.com/p/after-covidthe-climate-crisis-is
If you want to understand why many Texans are not supportive of Gov. Abbott, you need look no further than to notice the absence of Texas from this list.
I was already fired in Texas and all of Abbott's actions have been too little, too late.
See the backstory, the lawsuit, and, if you desire, follow the link to the GiveSendGo to help us out.
We had a GoFundMe account, but those b*stards deleted it. https://guardiansofmedicalchoice.com/
so sorry to hear about your ordeal. there are so many with similar experiences, praying for you & yours. HONK HONK!!