President Biden calls for new vaccine rules that have gotten support and opposition. Here is the breakdown. Political psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi, Ph.D. join Wink News to discuss.
The Biden move has provoked the usual suspects regarding the COVID-119 pandemic. especially now with the new Delta Variant. The Associated Press noted that:
In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out effort to curb the surging COVID-19 delta variant.
Does the President have the authority to impose such rules? VOX Magazine breaks it down, citing that:
Let’s get one thing out of the way first: Vaccine mandates are not unconstitutional. The Supreme Court upheld a local health board’s decision to mandate smallpox vaccinations in Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905). And states routinely require nearly all school-age children to receive a long list of vaccines.
In Georgia, for example, nearly all children must be vaccinated against many diseases, including polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, meningitis, and septicemia.
As expected, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida threatened to ‘take action.’
Biden Calls for New Vaccine Rules
And these — and other governors — are getting vocal support for conservative media, who continue to push back on vaccines, while many themselves have been vaccinated. Leading Fox talking head, Tucker Carlson, as recently as one month ago is still questioning people getting vaccinated. Four months ago he in an interview he called forcing kids to wear masks outdoors is akin to child abuse. This all despite that Fox News itself is urging people to ‘get vaccinated.’
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Dr. Rossi discusses the conflicts around the new Biden Calls for New Vaccine Rules