Beyond the dome: Biden's Vaccine Mandate
Following President Joe Biden’s election in 2020, one of the main goals of his administration has been to continue the fight against coronavirus. According to Biden’s website, he has developed a seven-point plan to combat the pandemic in the United States.
Each point delineates the steps that he and his administration plan to take. Although he had already established plans to approach the pandemic, Biden has taken a brand new step to counter the disease: he has issued a mandate that requires companies with 100 or more employees to be fully vaccinated or show a negative COVID-19 test once a week.
He has passed this due to a large number of Americans who are not yet vaccinated. This mandate will also require companies to pay workers who get the vaccine and experience side effects for time off of work.
This choice of his has been controversial amongst many. Some view it as an abuse of government power, while others see it as a necessary step to the pandemic’s conclusion. Regardless of opinion, this directive will affect millions of workers across the country.