The Biden administration is anxious to see their new vaccine regulations, enforced through the Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OSHA), take effect, and they’re pledging to monitor whether those who claim to be exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination are “not abusing” the system, according to Biden administration Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.
Speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Murthy suggested that businesses have welcomed President Joe Biden’s vaccine “mandate,” which uses OSHA’s power to force businesses to take measures to protect the health and safety of employees in “emergency” situations to force businesses with more than 100 employees to mandate their workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine or face rigorous testing.
“A lot of businesses are actually relieved that these are going into place,” Murthy told CNN. “And we’ve heard a lot of feedback from the Business Roundtable and others that this will help create safer workplaces. This is what we’ve got to do to get to the next