(ReliableNews.org) – President Joe Biden unveiled his latest effort to force hesitant Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on September 9th. As part of that program, he ordered the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to create a policy update requiring all companies with 100 or more employees to ensure workers get vaccinated or tested weekly for the virus. However, new polling shows the plan could backfire.
An ABC News, Washington Post poll conducted between August 29 and September 1 showed that 72% of the individuals polled said they would quit instead of submitting to the new rule if they couldn’t get an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Additionally, 42% said they would still quit if a waiver were available, and 35% said they would apply for a release from the requirement.
How many Americans will buck Biden’s vaccine and testing mandate — and quit their jobs? https://t.co/GAQaWT19mY
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) September 10, 2021
FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb had an interesting take on the program during an interview with CBS News host Margaret Brennan on Sunday, September 12. He pointed out that currently, about 75% of the adult population is already vaccinated, and the country would have quickly reached 80% “in short order” without a White House mandate.
Gottlieb continued to say it would take time for OSHA to develop new rules regarding Biden’s workplace mandate. In the meantime, many businesses that would have encouraged or required vaccinations from their workers will hold off on OSHA’s new requirements. If that prediction holds, Biden’s effort to increase vaccinations could have the opposite effect.
Biden’s new vaccination plan also failed to consider the fact that many Americans simply have no interest in getting vaccinated. However, as The Washington Post concluded, now they can blame Biden for their decision.
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