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The scheme to force vaccinations on health care workers has gotten another injunction, this one covering all the states not covered by a previous injunction. The mandate would have forced health care employers receiving money from Medicare or Medicaid to fire unvaccinated "health care providers, suppliers, owners, employees and others."
Medicare and Medicaid are government programs that help the old, the poor and the very sick receive medical care. Assisted living and nursing homes commonly accept money from the programs, and the mandate would have forced many of them to close their doors for lack of employees.
The injunction "shall remain in effect pending the final resolution of this case, or until further orders from the Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District, or the United States Supreme Court."
In other news, "a US District Court Judge...found that President Joe Biden exceeded his authority by issuing the vaccine mandate for federal contractors in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee."