Biden Is Trying to Disguise a General Vaccine Mandate As a Workplace Safety Measure

Source: Reason
by Jacob Sullum

“Last week Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s top infectious disease adviser, said the federal government should consider requiring that domestic air travelers be vaccinated against COVID-19. ‘When you make vaccinations a requirement,’ he explained, ‘that’s another incentive to get more people vaccinated.’ Although requiring vaccination of airline passengers ostensibly would be aimed at making air travel safer, Fauci sees it as a way to boost the U.S. vaccination rate. The Biden administration sees its vaccination rule for private employers, which ostensibly is aimed at addressing a workplace hazard, the same way. … It certainly looks like the Biden administration is trying to disguise a general vaccine mandate as a workplace safety measure. The Supreme Court will ultimately decide how convincing that disguise is.” (01/05/22)