Biden eyes tougher vaccine rules without provoking backlash

Biden eyes tougher vaccine rules without provoking backlash
President Joe Biden. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: When the pace of vaccinations against Covid-19 in the United States first began to slow, President Biden backed incentives like million-dollar cash lotteries if that helps took to get shots in arms. But as new Covid-19 infections soar, he is testing a tougher approach.

President Joe Biden, in just the past two weeks, has forced millions of federal workers to attest to their vaccination status or face whole lot of new requirements.

Mr Biden met with business leaders at the White House in an attempt to press them to do the same.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has taken steps toward mandating shots for people traveling into the United States from overseas.

And the White House is weighing options to be more assertive at the local and state level, including potential support for school districts in the country imposing rules to prevent spread of the virus infection over the objection of Republican leaders.

The US President said on Thursday: “To the mayors, school superintendents, educators, local leaders, who are standing up to the governors politicizing mask protection for our kids: thank you. Thank God that we have heroes like you, and I stand with you all, and America should as well.”

But even as the president becomes more aggressive to get Americans vaccinated, he has refrained from using all his powers to pressure people to do that.

For instance, Biden has held off on proposals to require vaccinations for all air travelers or, for that matter, the federal workforce.

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