United States

US Federal Appeals Court halts vaccination mandate for workers

12:42, 07 November 2021
US Federal Appeals Court halts vaccination mandate for workers Photo: Sergey Lantuhov/NEWS.ru

A US’ Federal Appeals Court ruled to temporarily freeze the Biden administration mandate that requires workers of the companies with more than 100 employees to be inoculated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly.

The ruling from the 5th US Circuit of Appeals to put the mandate to a halt was sparked by the numerous lawsuits filed by Republican-led states to battle the requirements, calling the setting up of the mandate to be “illegal unconstitutional actions,” and an abuse of power.

The employees had been ordered to receive an anti-COVID-19 shot by the deadline of January 4.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said that the ruling has stopped Biden’s administration from “moving forward with his unlawful overreach.”

“The President will not impose medical procedures on the American people without the checks and balances afforded by the constitution,” Landry said in a statement.

Dozens of states, 27 at minimum, filed lawsuits in numerous circuits against athe mandate by the end of October.

American President Biden promotes vaccination across the United States underlining the necessity of inoculation to avoid further deaths of coronavirus among the population. Biden himself is fully vaccinated. He was inoculated thrice as the last vaccination process was conducted on camera and may have been seen in online broadcasts.

The US is the leader country in COVID-19 deaths as it has registered more than 750,000 people that were added to an obituary.