We had 1984’s Big Brother visit us late in the 20th.
We now have Animal Farm come to life with Bite-Me’s diktat on immunization.
He said all government employees need to get vaccinated. And straight out of Animal Farm we have “All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others” come to life on finding out the USPS will be exempt.
Pay close attention because he ruled out “testing” for government employees except USPS.
The clarification came after the Washington Post reported that White House officials said U.S. Postal Service employees are exempt from the Biden administration’s new coronavirus vaccine mandates for federal workers.
“We strongly encourage them to comply with these standards,” White House officials initially told the Post.
President Biden announced that the Labor Department would develop rules to require all companies with more than 100 employees to mandate coronavirus vaccinations or weekly testing for workers. Additionally, Biden signed an executive order requiring all “federal executive branch workers” to be vaccinated, along with all federal contractors, according to the White House outline of the plan.
Businesses that ignore the new vaccination and testing requirements could face a penalty of up to $14,000 per violation, a senior administration official told reporters. Biden said the new requirements would help “protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated coworkers.”
The president also called on state governors to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for all teachers and school employees.
“Vaccination requirements for schools are nothing new,” Biden said. “They work. They’re overwhelmingly supported by educators and their unions.”