Biden's 180 on Vaccine Mandates

September 10, 2021

President Biden announced Thursday that all federal employees must be vaccinated against the coronavirus and that businesses with more than 100 employees will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or face weekly testing.

The requirements are an about-face for Biden, who as president-elect in November 2020 said he wouldn't demand that vaccines be mandatory. In a July briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said that issuing vaccine mandates was "not the role of the federal government."

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