In a short, six-minute address to the nation, President Biden said Thursday. Its private sector mandates the COVID-19 vaccine. “Quickly” will work to address the “unacceptably high number” of people who do not want to be vaccinated.
But he did not question reporters the second day after the big speech, amid nationwide concerns. Rising inflation And one Supply chain crisis Which has left the store shelf bare. Threats to deliver holiday gifts. As the prices of most commodities rise.
On COVID-19, Biden said: “We are making progress. Nationally, there has been a 47% reduction in daily cases and a 38% reduction in hospital admissions over the past six weeks.
But he said “we are at a critical juncture as we work to turn the corner on Covid 19” and that “we need to do more to vaccinate 66 million unsafe people in the United States.” ۔ “
“The Labor Department is going to issue an emergency roll soon to enforce vaccination requirements for companies with 100 or more employees,” Biden said.
Biden announced last month that most federal workers would need to be vaccinated, and companies with 100 or more employees would need shots or regular screenings. The Labor Department presented the draft regulation to the White House Budget Office this week.
The Republican National Committee said last month it would sue for blocking Biden’s private-sector vaccine mandate, and Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order Monday that included a federal mandate for state businesses. Was declared invalid.
Biden backtracked on his response in Thursday’s remarks, insisting that “vaccination needs should not be another issue that divides us. That is why we continue to confront the misinformation there.”
According to CDC data, 78.5% At least one of the American adults has been shot.
White House Press Secretary Jane Sackie said Wednesday that it was unclear when the private sector rule would take effect.
“As a long-standing practice, we do not comment on the timeline for how long it takes because we want the process to happen,” he said.
Biden hosted another public meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday afternoon, but did not discuss the US economic woes caused by the inflation and supply chain crisis. He talked about the backlog of ports. on Wednesday,
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein suggested Thursday that there is a lack of consumer purchasing power and a shortage of supply. “Advanced Issues” Possibly more severe problems such as high unemployment.