Despite legal challenges from 27 states and religious groups: Battle now goes to SCOTUS

Source: Daily Mail

A federal appeals court panel on Friday allowed President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for larger private companies with more than 100 employees to move ahead.

The 2-1 decision by a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a decision by a federal judge in a separate court that had paused the mandate nationwide.

The rule from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was to take effect on January 4. 

In a swift response, 27 businesses filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to block the mandate late Friday. They argued the OSHA rule would ‘harm’ thousands of businesses across industries. 

The vaccine requirement would apply to companies with 100 or more employees and would cover about 84 million workers.

The rule from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was to take effect on January 4. 

In a swift response, 27 businesses filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to block the mandate late Friday. They argued the OSHA rule would ‘harm’ thousands of businesses across industries. 

The vaccine requirement would apply to companies with 100 or more employees and would cover about 84 million workers. 

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