World News A federal judge in Missouri has blocked US President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in 10 states, saying that it would need approval from Congress – which it does not have.
BREAKING: After Missouri was the first to lead a coalition of states in filing a lawsuit, the Court today issued a preliminary injunction HALTING the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate on healthcare workers. Full injunction here: https://t.co/whbsrZe6YEpic.twitter.com/g5QW3cS53r
— Attorney General Eric Schmitt (@AGEricSchmitt) November 29, 2021
Monday’s ruling means that Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and New Hampshire will not be subject to the mandate while the injunction stands. The White House has the option to appeal it before the Eighth Circuit.There are three more lawsuits against the CMS vaccination mandate, involving more than half of US states. The White House says 96% of federal employees are compliant with Biden’s vaccine mandate and there are no plans to extend the deadline to vaccinate or get fired. However, the attempt to impose a mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees was blocked by the Fifth Circuit court earlier this month.