Joe Biden finally wants “turn the page” of the coronavirus and to get there, the American president intends to use the hard way.
He signed a decree requiring executive officials to be vaccinated, under penalty of disciplinary action.
For the private sector, the Ministry of Labor will adopt the same measure for employees of companies with more than 100 employees.
This strategy targets the 80 million Americans who are not yet vaccinated, or about 25% of the population.
The White House also wants to facilitate screening tests and extend the wearing of the mask to curb the epidemic, started again with the Delta variant.
For Joe Biden, “it’s not about freedom or personal choice, but about protecting yourself and those around you”.
Republican elected officials do not share this opinion and consider that this vaccine obligation “looks a lot like a dictatorship”.