According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, the move by Disney World to stop its worker vaccination mandate demonstrated how Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking “steps backward” in the battle against the epidemic.
"Disney pauses COVID-19 vaccine mandate amid statewide crackdown
Disney has paused its vaccine mandate for Florida employees in response to restrictions passed by the Legislature earlier this week limiting employers’ power to require worker vaccination."https://t.co/pxp0WznJZj
— Robert W Malone, MD (@RWMaloneMD) November 20, 2021
President Biden’s place of work vaccine requirement was temporarily halted by a federal judge last week, prompting a question about what else the White House might do.
Psaki charged that both the businesses rooted in Florida and the state’s governor have continuously taken steps backward, rather than forward, to fight against the disease outbreak.
DeSantis Safeguarding His Constituents’ Interests
Psaki’s statement came in response to DeSantis signing four laws last week, mandating private businesses to offer vaccination waivers. This is including, but is not restricted to, health or religious reasons, maternity or future expected pregnancy, and previous recovery from COVID-19.
As for the law, DeSantis asserted no one should lose their job due to overbearing COVID regulations. The governor also explained the state has a responsibility to defend the interests of the citizens of Florida.
As a result of the new law, Disney World said on Saturday it would suspend its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for workers.
As a result of their continuous focus on the safeness and well-being of their cast members and visitors, a Disney representative stated they believe their strategy for compulsory immunizations has been the correct one.
Disney said at this juncture, more than 90 percent of active Florida-based members of the cast already confirmed they are completely vaccinated. Furthermore, Disney said they would respond to legal changes when they arise.
Mandate Stayed in Court
Early in November, the Biden administration arranged an edict requiring enterprises with more than 100 employees to have their employees vaccinated or subjected to weekly testing.
However, the rule was temporarily halted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which subsequently ruled to enforce a stay on the order.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded by announcing it was complying with the court ruling. OSHA will not take any actions to adopt or enforce the mandate until a subsequent court judgment was issued.
The Biden Administration is not taking losing their vaccine mandate fight well…
They're lashing out businesses refusing to comply ⤵️#DoNotComplyhttps://t.co/0oyOTfj4Au
— Job Creators Network (@JobCreatorsUSA) November 23, 2021
After the setback in court, Psaki maintained an upbeat attitude, stating many firms would demand vaccines, even if there were no government requirements.
Psaki stated she would take heed of a recent poll which revealed 60 percent of business executives preferred to go ahead with the vaccination mandate.
However, Psaki made it clear the stay would continue to be “litigated through the system.” The White House press secretary likewise stated the Biden administration will continue to encourage businesses to take precautions to safeguard their employees in the meantime.
Despite the claims from the White House, an indisputable reality is very clear. The Biden administration is losing the battle to force COVID vaccines on workers.