Biden announces vaccine obligations for large companies during trip to Chicago
US President Joe Biden will travel to Chicago on Thursday to meet there. United AirlinesAccording to the White House, CEOs and local Democratic leaders are promoting its decision to impose Covid-19 vaccine obligations on employees of large companies.
Last month, Byden ordered all federal workers and contractors to be vaccinated, with a few exceptions, and private employers of more than 100 workers are requiring employees to be vaccinated or tested weekly. I ordered.
The move was controversial, prompting a reaction from prominent Republican governors, including Ron DeSantis of Florida and Henry McMaster of South Carolina, and vowed to fight the “At Hell’s Gates” administration. ..
But on Thursday, Biden offered to set an October deadline for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to receive full vaccines for all employees, as well as for United’s Chicago-based first US airline. We will focus on local success, such as its role as. Vaccination is compulsory.
“The president’s message will be clear. The vaccination requirements are working, ”the White House said in an email, previewing the visit. Such an obligation “helps more people get vaccinated, end the pandemic and strengthen the economy,” the statement added.
In addition to Lightfoot and United CEO Scott Kirby, Biden will be joined by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.
Biden’s mission announcement was made because his administration struggled to control the pandemic and killed more than 692,000 Americans, and most of the nation’s population refused to accept available vaccines for several months. It was a moment of rupture.
The mission, which says the White House targets 100 million U.S. workers and applies to about two-thirds of all U.S. employees, was partially drafted by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Job. I am.
The proliferation of highly contagious Covid-19 delta mutants has increased the risk not only for the country, but also for the president who has kept his promise to take control of the pandemic. Biden’s approval rating has plummeted since the United States said in July it was “closer to proclaiming independence from the deadly virus.”
Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Wednesday that cases and hospitalizations had declined on average over the past seven days, but deaths, an indicator of delay, are 1,400 per day. Warned he was stable.
According to the White House, Biden will also visit the Elk Grove Village construction site, being built by construction company Clayco, to install a vaccination and inspection system for all employees.