Source: Darian Alexander

The Biden regime announced Tuesday it is withdrawing an emergency order forcing private companies with 100 employees or more to inoculate or constantly test their workers for Covid-19, instead now opting to push for a permanent rule.

This comes just a couple of weeks after the Supreme Court of the United States decided to block the administration’s previous Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandate on private businesses.

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According to a draft of the memo that will be published in the Federal Register, the agency will be withdrawing the temporary order on Wednesday.

“OSHA is withdrawing the November 5, 2021, emergency temporary standard (ETS) which was issued to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID–19 by strongly encouraging vaccination,” the memo said. The agency reportedly continued to pressure companies to force Covid-19 inoculations on their employees regardless.

Further words by OSHA indicated plans to replace the previously attempted temporary forced-inoculation order with a more permanent set of rules: “Although OSHA is withdrawing the Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard, OSHA is not withdrawing the ETS to the extent that it serves as a proposed rule under section 6(c)(3) of the Act, and this action does not affect the ETS’s status as a proposal under section 6(b) of the Act or otherwise affect the status of the notice-and-comment rulemaking commenced by the Vaccination and Testing ETS. See 29 U.S.C. 655(c)(3),” the memo said, foreshadowing a more permanent codification being inbound.

“OSHA is evaluating the record and the evolving course of the pandemic. OSHA has made no determinations at this time about when or if it will finalize a Vaccination and Testing rule. The agency intends to work expeditiously to issue a final standard that will protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 hazards,” a spokesperson for the Labor Department added.

“At question here isn’t whether or not the government has the right to enforce rules on its own employees. It’s whether or not unelected bureaucrats at OSHA have the right to coerce businesses into forcing PRIVATE employees to follow rules the government never had the right to impose in the first place,” said Daily Wire CEO Jeremy Boreing, whose company filed the first lawsuit in the Sixth Circuit hours after the Covid-19 inoculation mandate pertaining to private companies was released on November 4th.

Interestingly, reporting by the Daily Wire pointed out that the Supreme Court’s decision to hear oral arguments in the Covid-19 case was quite rare; In fact, it was so uncommon that the last time the Supreme Court had granted a motion to hear oral arguments over a stay was in 1970 in the case of Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe — that was over 40 years ago!