A federal court that suspended the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine by President Joe Biden dismissed the federal government’s appeal and upheld the original ruling. If the court ruling remains unchanged, the Joe Biden administration’s plan to contain the spread of the virus by stopping the spread of the vaccine ahead of winter is expected to be disrupted. According to the Associated Press and AFP, the 5th US Federal Court of Appeals announced on the 12th that it will uphold the existing decision to suspend the federal government’s mandatory vaccine orders.
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered more than 100 private businesses to vaccinate their employees by January 4 next year on the 4th. If you are not vaccinated, you will be tested for COVID-19 every week and wear a mask while working. A group of companies and state governments such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah have filed injunctive relief petitions in court.
The 5th Federal Court of Appeals granted their applications on the 6th of this month and rejected them on the same day after the US Department of Justice and the Labor Department filed an objection. In this decision, the court ruled that the government decree on compulsory vaccination went beyond the powers of the executive branch. The court stated: “This places a serious burden on the freedoms of those who are forced to lose their jobs if they are not vaccinated. The court concluded that the existing suspension of execution was in the “public interest”.
In the United States, at least 27 states have filed appeals in six federal appeals courts since OSHA announced the vaccine would be mandatory. The federal government maintains its position that there is no reason to refuse vaccinations pending a court decision, arguing that the cases should be combined and tried in one court.