Court Blocks Biden's War on Covid - Now He Can't Keep Doing Nothing

A Vaccination-To-Fly Rule Avoids Legal Problems - And Enjoys 95% Support
WASHINGTON - Jan. 13, 2022 - PRLog -- The Supreme Court has just blocked Biden's most powerful weapon for protecting Americans from Covid;  rule which mandates that large companies require their  employees  to be vaccinated or undergo frequent and expensive tests.

In light of this devastating court defeat, widespread and growing public dissatisfaction with his efforts , Biden can't continue to do nothing.

With the failure of this key program to get more Americans vaccinated, which is the only way to actually effectively fight the pandemic, Biden should look to other countries which require vaccinations to do many things and go many places.

He should especially consider issuing a new rule in an area where he has the clear legal authority to act, and where there is clear precedent in similar rules adopted successfully by both Canada and France; rule requiring airline passengers to be vaccinated, argues Banzhaf, whose prior suggestions for fighting the pandemic are now in effect.

Biden should - as the only effective and logical backup plan, and to fulfill his promise to use all the executive powers he has to protect the public - consider a rule which largely avoids the many legal issues which his other rules have raised.

Banzhaf suggests a rule, requiring adult airline passengers to be vaccinated, or to provide proof of a recent negative COVID test.

While requiring all but the youngest passengers to be fully vaccinated would provide the greatest protection to other flyers, such a rule could do one or more of the following if necessary to reduce public opposition, the professor suggests:

1. Apply the rule only to adults, thereby exempting older children eligible to be vaccinated, but who fly less frequently and among whom vaccination rates are much lower than with adults.

2. Provide, at least initially, that passengers need to have received only one shot - thereby permitting them to be eligible to fly quickly in the event or an emergency or for other sudden need.

3. Treat passengers who have recovered from Covid the same as those who have been vaccinated - as dozens of European and other countries already do in enforcing their often-even-more-intrusive vaccination requirements.

Banzhaf notes that Canada and France have long required airline passengers to be vaccinated even on domestic flights, and that proof of a recent and expensive negative Covid test is required on most international flights.

Banzhaf adds that such a rule was supported by about 95% of respondents in a recent survey.   @profbanzhaf

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