SCOTUS Declines to Hear Case on Vaccine Mandates

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The Facts

  • SCOTUS on Monday declined to hear a case brought by Missouri and nine other states challenging the Biden admin.'s COVID vaccine mandate for workers in healthcare facilities that receive federal funds.

  • In January, the court voted 5-4 - with conservative justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh siding with more liberal judges - to allow the mandate to continue while arguments played out in lower courts.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

Not only has SCOTUS established the Biden administration's legal grounds for its vaccine mandate, but it's also expressed the moral duty of every healthcare worker to "do no harm." The vaccine mandate is for the good of the caregiver, the patient, and the US as a nation. This mandate is a prudent health and safety measure.

Republican narrative

Though his White House handlers have worked to backtrack his statement, Pres. Biden, as well as Dr. Fauci, have declared the pandemic "over," so why are millions of healthcare workers still under the emergency power-induced vaccine mandate? This policy corrals more patients onto Medicaid and then uses the "federally funded" argument to force those patients' caregivers to get the jab.

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