Hospitals ditch vaccine requirements after court strikes down Biden mandate

Health care facilities nationwide are tossing vaccine mandates after a federal judge shut down President Joe Biden’s effort to enforce them across the board.

Without the Biden administration’s mandate, many hospitals opted to roll back any such COVID-19 vaccine requirements for workers.

Biden mandates encounter judicial backlash

Critics of strict mandates believe they serve to exacerbate a staffing shortage and repealing them will lead to hospitals being better equipped to serve patients.

Many health care workers who were heralded as heroes during the early days of the pandemic have been threatened with termination for refusing the vaccine.

Federal courts, however, are pushing back against the Democratic Party’s plan to impose harsh and far-reaching mandates on the American people.

Now that the federal mandate was removed, major hospitals including HCA Healthcare, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, AdventHealth, and the Cleveland Clinic have announced that they have done away with their requirements.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are on the rise and many facilities have been shorthanded. Relaxing or removing vaccination mandates could be a crucial step in recruiting and retaining employees.

“We believe the mandate will be struck down permanently”

Of course, the president and other progressive politicians across the U.S. are sure to disagree with any ruling striking down a vaccine mandate.

Millions of Americans who view these requirements as needlessly burdensome, however, are clearly celebrating the latest news as a victory. West Virginia Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a statement touting the court ruling.

“We are pleased that the court made a sensible decision and sided with individual freedoms for health care workers,” he wrote. “Our group has successfully stopped this mandate from taking effect for the time being, and we believe the mandate will be struck down permanently moving forward.”

Nevertheless, it seems that the Democratic Party’s fight for sweeping mandates is far from over. Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently defended his city’s requirements, which are among the strictest in the nation.

“Seventy-one percent of our people [are] fully vaccinated,” he said. “A lot of those people made the decision because the mandate was there and it was the thing that moved them, and it’s keeping people alive.”

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