The US government under Joe Biden has been pulling out all the stops for months to make the Covid vaccination compulsory in more and more areas: The US is supposed to use strict “no jab, no job” regulations – Citizens are forced to shoot. However, this course is not crowned with success: Resistance, especially from republican-ruled states, has repeatedly proven to be too great. Now, the planned compulsory vaccination for health workers, who are from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and should be enforced by the Biden government, by a judge unceremoniously blocked.
Judge Matthew Schelp of the Federal District Court in St. Louis, Missouri blocked the implementation of the Covid vaccination requirement for millions of healthcare workers on Monday in ten states. Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming had previously brought a joint action against the vaccination mandate, it requires employees in 15 categories of Medicare and Medicaid-funded facilities to be simply vaccinated by December 6th and fully vaccinated by January 4th. Similar lawsuits came from other states – for example, Texas. Then followed on Tuesday nationwide blockade the compulsory vaccination by Judge Terry Doughty of Louisiana.
Lawyers had criticized that the planned vaccination requirement violated the constitution and federal law and on top of that worsened the shortage of health workers, especially in rural areas.
In fact, Judge Schelp came to the conclusionthat the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have not been authorized to make such decisions by Congress and are trying to take over an area of traditional government authority through mandatory vaccination, by imposing the unprecedented demand that the private medical decisions of millions of Americans be dictated at the federal level. ” In Schelp’s eyes, such measures call into question traditional notions of federalism. He also noted:
COVID may not be a compelling justification forever, and the evidence from CMS shows that COVID is no longer the dire emergency it once was. It is noteworthy that there are three vaccines widely used today. In addition, there are several therapeutics and treatments, and CMS says more are to come. Thus the supposed “emergency” of CMS – one that the whole world has endured for almost two years and reacted to the CMS itself in a relaxed manner – is ineffective.
With this, Schelp not only criticizes the lack of authority of the Federal Agency for Medicare & Medicaid, but also the necessity of compulsory vaccination per se.
Louisiana Judge Terry Doughty came to the same conclusions. He noted:
If human nature and history teach anything, it is that civil liberties are exposed to great risks when governments declare indefinite states of emergency.
The planned compulsory vaccination for employees in companies with more than 100 employees had previously been stopped by a court of law.