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Biden Yields to Pressure With Weak COVID Battle Plan
Fails to Include Obvious Weapon Widely Recommended - Vaccination Required to Fly
In the light of damning evidence, released by the House Subcommittee on the Corona Virus Crisis (https://coronavirus.house.gov/
What else explains this refusal to take a simple common sense proposal which would encourage tens of millions not even subject to his other COVID requirements - which are now largely and indefinitely tied up in the courts - to protect themselves and others from what the White House has called a "winter of severe illness and death," when it has worked so well in Canada, and much stricter vaccination requirements have had to be put into effect in many other countries, he asks.
Courts have blocked Biden's vaccine requirement for healthcare workers in half the states, and his vaccine mandate for federal contractors has been blocked nationwide. His signature- and most potent weapon - a federal requirement under OSHA that employees of large companies must be vaccinated or frequently tested - has been postponed beyond its starting date, and is unlikely to survive a challenge already in the U.S. Supreme Court.
If there are no valid reasons or good arguments for not requiring flyers, who haven't acquired some immunity as a result of having the disease, to receive at least one shot before boarding a plane, he should announce such a rule on Tuesday, or increase the suspicion that he is not doing everything he could do to save lives because of political pressure, argues Banzhaf.
The new and ever-growing COVID surge - which could result in "one million cases per day" in the U.S. according to departing NIH director Dr. Francis Collins - demands bold action and new initiatives, not more platitudes and pleading; anything less represents a failure of presidential leadership, and provides a sure path to losses of majority control of both Houses of Congress, Banzhaf warns.