Last Updated on August 2, 2021
The Biden White House Coronavirus Response Director has said that the federal government will impose requirements on anyone unvaccinated who works for them, including masks, social distancing, and travel restrictions.
Last week, the Biden administration, in an effort to encourage people to take the vaccine, encouraged state and local governments to give $100 to people to take it. Jeff Zients, who succeeded Deborah Birx as Coronavirus Response Director for the White House when the Biden administration took office this year, spoke during a press conference with Anthony Fauci and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, and said that “if financial incentives like these help us get more shots in arms, then we should use them.”
However, he also said that along with the carrot must come the stick. “In addition to incentives, it’s time to impose some requirements, based on the realities of different risks unvaccinated individuals pose versus those who have been vaccinated,” Zients said. Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs made it mandatory for all healthcare personnel to take the shot. “This is in lockstep with many healthcare employers around the country who are requiring vaccinations, and will protect our veterans when they get medical care,” he continued.
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The Biden regime had also previously announced that every federal government employee must “attest” to their vaccination status, with stringent restrictions on the unvaccinated put in place. “Any federal employee who does not attest, or who is not vaccinated, will be required to mask, no matter where they work, get tested once or twice a week, socially distance, and generally will not be allowed to travel for work,” Zients said. “We’re taking steps to apply similar standards to all federal contractors. It’s simple. If you want to do business with the federal government, get your workers vaccinated.”
The Department of Defense are moving forward with a similar arrangement, requiring all civilian and military personnel to either take the vaccine or be subject to the same requirements. While the COVID vaccine is not yet on the list of required vaccines for military personnel, the DoD is now “looking into how and when” they will add it to the list, Zients confirmed. National File reported in June that cadets at West Point academy who do not take the vaccine are being put into solitary confinement, with more stringent restrictions on those who tested positive for the virus.