the Supreme Court blocks the obligation to vaccinate in companies, a setback for Biden

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the application of President Biden’s measure requiring employees of large companies to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or to carry out regular tests. Judges deemed the measure inappropriate in the lives of many Americans.

With our correspondent in Miami, David Thomson

This vaccination obligation, the White House wanted to impose it on the 84 million employees working in a company with more than 100 employees. Otherwise impossible to work unless you perform a Covid test every week at your own expense.

In the land of individual freedom, the measure announced in September by Joe Biden had been immediately denounced as draconian by elected Republicans and fought in court.

The Supreme Court dealt with the matter as a matter of urgency and of its nine members only the three progressive magistrates voted in favour, its six conservative justices all blocked the decision.

This obligation motivates the highest court of the United States in its judgment, “ is not the daily exercise of federal power, but an intrusion into the life and health of a large number of employees ».

Two conservative judges nevertheless voted with their progressive colleagues to validate the vaccination obligation for employees in the health sector who benefit from federal funds.

Another humiliating political setback for Joe Biden who immediately said to himself “ disappointed “that the court blocked this decision” common sense that can save lives ».

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