Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 21 of his counterparts across the country on Thursday called on the Biden administration to repeal the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, saying the policy no is “neither legal nor medically justified”.
The petition, organized by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and signed by 21 other state attorneys general, including Marshall, claims the reason for the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services’ mandate is to “coerce the unvaccinated workforce to submit or make him lose his means of subsistence.
The petition was filed Thursday under the Administrative Procedures Act urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CMS to repeal its Interim Final Rule (IFR) and state surveyor guidelines requiring that participating healthcare facilities “develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure all staff are fully immunized against COVID-19.
Marshall claimed the mandate “violated the rights of health care workers and exacerbated staffing shortages in this sector, especially in rural and border states like Alabama.”
“The Biden administration’s mandate to impose mass COVID-19 vaccinations on American healthcare workers was neither legal nor medically justified,” Marshall said in a statement Friday. “Even though COVID-19 vaccines have been widely refuted as being effective in preventing transmission of COVID, studies have also shown increased health risks associated with these vaccines. Yet the Biden administration continues to double down on healthcare workers across the country who refuse to submit to vaccines that could be harmful to their health. The Biden tenure has caused many healthcare professionals to quit their jobs rather than be subjected to the medical risks of vaccines, creating shortages of healthcare workers.
Last year, the Alabama attorney general joined a lawsuit asking the White House to drop the warrant.
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