On Thursday, Joe Biden, the U.S. President, defended his government’s new COVID-19 jab mandates and stated GOP governors undermining the requirements are putting lives at peril. Biden said that they’re experiencing a lot of push-backs, particularly from some of the GOP governors. Texas and Florida governors are making every effort they could to undermine the life-saving requirements that he’s proposed, explicitly calling out Republican governors Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas.
Biden aimed at Tate Reeve, the governor of Mississippi, who blasted American leader’s jab requirements as clearly unconstitutional and likened them to despotism. Some GOP leaders, including DeSantis and Abbott, have pledged to fight the jab mandates for bigger firms that Joe Biden rolled out recently in the face of increasing COVID-19-related hospitalizations and fatalities in America, mainly among the uninoculated.
Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken more than 0.66M lives in America, Joe Biden said, he proposes a requirement for coronavirus jabs, and Reeves calls it ‘a tyrannical-type action?’
I believe we’re at an inflection point.
Are we going to continue with an economy where the overwhelming share of the benefits go to the top?
Or will we choose a new path? One that invests in this nation and creates growth that benefits everyone.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 16, 2021
Moreover, some GOP-led U.S. states and a sizeable minority of U.S. people have defied jab recommendations from medical authorities, arguing that instructions contravene their freedoms. As a result, only 63 percent of the vaccine-eligible Americans have received at least one dose, and the United States inoculation rate now lags most developed nations.
“worst kind of politics”
The U.S. President’s jab policy is expected to face a string of lawful challenges from GOPs, including Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General, who became the first to file a suit against it on 14th September.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has warned fines for counties and cities that require workers get protected against lethal virus, saying they violate Florida law. President Biden said that this is the worst kind of politics because it is putting the lives of American citizens, particularly children, at peril.
Last week, the U.S. leader imposed strict new jab rules on federal employees, big firms, and healthcare staffers in his powerful push yet to require jabs for much of the U.S. and contain the latest COVID surge. These requirements could apply to almost 100M people in America.
Moreover, speaking from the White House, Biden said that he believes they’re at an inflection point, one of the moments where decisions they’re about to make could change, literally change their nation’s trajectory. He continued saying that each inflection point in the US’ history represents a fundamental choice. He believes that the United States now is facing such a choice.
Furthermore, Biden said that the choice is to proceed with an economy where the overwhelming share of the benefits go to big corporations and the rich? Or are they take this moment to set the country on a new way, one that invests in the country, creates sustained economic growth, and that benefits everyone.