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President Joe Biden’s presidency is off to a disastrous start and his approval rating is plummeting. In response, Biden has a new idea.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Biden plans to tell large employers to either mandate vaccines or require weekly testing to combat Covid-19.
“The Labor Department in the coming weeks plans to issue an emergency temporary standard implementing the new requirement, which will cover 80 million private-sector workers, officials said.”
The report adds that businesses that do not comply are subject to substantial fines up to nearly $14,000 per violation.
“All employers with 100 or more employees would have to require their workers to be vaccinated or undergo at least weekly Covid-19 testing under a new plan by President Biden to curb the spread of the pandemic, senior administration officials said.”
Under Biden’s new plan, employers have to give workers paid time off to get vaccinated or to recover from any side effects of getting vaccinated. So there is that.
To be clear, this is not a joke. Biden plans to announce his new requirement Thursday, part of a six-point initiative to boost vaccinations.
*This is a breaking news story. Check back to OutKick for more updates.