Joe Biden is expected to hand down new stricter federal mandates against those in America who are still unvaccinated at some point on Thursday.
Biden or his handlers are doing their very best to pressure people into choosing a vaccine that no one knows what the long-term side effects are or their livelihoods.
The administration is set to remove the regular testing as an alternative option for those who do not want to be vaccinated which is their choice to do.
NBC has the latest on Biden’s attempt to threaten Americans into doing his will:
President Joe Biden will seek to ramp up pressure on the unvaccinated on Thursday by announcing additional federal vaccine mandates, calling for the private sector to do the same, and pushing for increased testing in schools as the season he billed as a “summer of freedom” ends with thousands of unvaccinated Americans dying from Covid-19 every week.
Biden is expected to announce that all federal executive branch workers will face a vaccine requirement, and plans to say that that standard should be extended to employees of contractors that do business with the federal government, according to a person familiar with the plans. The Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the National Institutes of Health have already said they will require vaccinations for their 2.5 million employees.
Biden had given federal workers the choice of undergoing regular testing instead of getting vaccinated, but that testing opt-out will no longer be an option.
White House officials said Biden is also expected to continue encouraging employers and local governments to put vaccine mandates in place along with mask requirements and discuss efforts to get boosters to those who are vaccinated, an effort the administration plans to start Sept. 20.
“He’s going to build on our mandates requirements, making it so that workers in the federal government or others have to get vaccinated, we’ve seen that work,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday on MSNBC.
“We can’t declare with a magic wand from the federal government that every person has to be vaccinated. School districts can do that, leaders and states can push their school districts to do that. That’s important, companies can do that and make those requirements for their employees,” she said. “That’s something some larger companies have done, and that’s a model. So those are all pieces the president will talk about today.”
An administration official said the president will also call on all schools to set up regular testing. The federal government set aside $10 billion in funding for Covid screening tests for teachers, staff, and students, but it is unclear how that money is being spent.
The CDC recommends testing be offered to students who have not been fully vaccinated when there is an elevated spread of the virus, and teachers and staff who have not been fully vaccinated should be screened regardless of the level of community transmission.
After focusing heavily on promoting vaccinations throughout the summer, the new strategy will look beyond that approach as a way to bring the pandemic under control, said people familiar with the plans. Some of the efforts Biden is expected to detail include increasing access to testing, methods for keeping students too young to get vaccinated safely in schools, and improved access to treatments for those who are ill, a White House official said.
Today, President Biden is expected to announce a new federal strategy to fight the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/SWVDJkwahj
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) September 9, 2021
Jen Psaki was asked whether Americans should expect their daily lives to be interrupted by Biden’s new plans and here was her response.
“It depends on if you’re vaccinated or not.”
Tomorrow, Biden will announce a six-pronged plan to get COVID under control.
CBS’ @weijia asks whether any of these steps will affect people’s "day-to-day lives."
— The Recount (@therecount) September 8, 2021
BREAKING: President Biden will order all federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with no option for weekly testing for the unvaccinated. https://t.co/zeVOJxHeT2
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 9, 2021
CBS News with more on the upcoming draconian Covid mandates:
President Biden plans to sign two executive orders requiring all federal executive branch employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with no option for weekly testing for the unvaccinated, three people familiar with the plan told CBS News.
In July, Mr. Biden said the federal workforce would need to attest to vaccination or submit to regular testing and social distancing measures in the workplace. Soon, vaccination will no longer be optional.
The new mandate is part of a six-pronged strategy to battle the COVID-19 Delta variant and boost vaccinations as cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to climb. Mr. Biden plans to lay out the plan in remarks at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday.
A White House official said the six pillars Mr. Biden will discuss are:
- Vaccinating the unvaccinated
- Furthering protection for the vaccinated
- Keeping schools safely open
- Increasing testing and requiring masking
- Protecting our economic recovery
- Improving care for those with COVID-19