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Federal Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers in 10 States

Federal Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers in 10 States

From: Axios

A federal court in Missouri has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers at federally funded facilities in 10 states.

Why it matters: Monday’s decision is the first victory for opponents of the rule, which requires health care workers to get vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022. The case is one of four lawsuits challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) rule and argues that the mandate will exacerbate staffing shortages.

What he’s saying: The mandate exceeds the agency’s authority, U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp wrote in the opinion.

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