Vaxxing All Feds

Anti-President Biden dictates the vaccination of all federal employees and all employees of federal contractors:

President Joe Biden on Thursday will impose more stringent vaccine rules on federal workers, and take steps to encourage private businesses to do the same, during a major speech meant to lay out a new approach to combating the coronavirus.

Among the steps that the President will take is signing an executive order requiring all federal workers to be vaccinated, with no option of being regularly tested to opt out of the requirement, according to a source familiar with the plans.

The President will also sign an executive order directing that same standard be extended to employees of contractors who do business with the federal government. The Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Service and National Institute of Health will also complete their previously announced vaccination requirements, which the White House estimates covers 2.5 million people.

That is a significant move beyond the one Biden announced earlier this summer that required federal workers be vaccinated but allowed for those who opted out to be subject to stringent mitigation measures. The White House has said the federal government should act as a model for other businesses in their own vaccine mandates, and has praised large companies that require employees to be vaccinated.

And he will address the confusion over booster shots, though will not make any new announcements on when additional doses will be authorized for Americans.

Suddenly the NIGHTMARE KITTY SCENARIO doesn’t look so awful. At least we’d be rid of the entire federal government. I’ll update this post once the actual announcement is made.

UPDATE: CNN’s description appears to be more than a bit of an exaggeration. The Department of Defense guidance letter that went out this morning allows for both exemptions and testing in lieu of “full-vaccination”, which is defined as two shots, no booster. As always, never trust the media’s version of events.