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Bring on the vaccine mandates

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The anti-vaxxers are out of excuses. With full FDA approval for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine (and approval for the others very soon to follow), they can no longer rely on the fiction that the vaccines are “experimental” or untested. Government departments and offices, including the Department of Defense, are preparing to issue mandates for all employees to be vaccinated. Mayor de Blasio has done the same for city schools, requiring that all school employees get vaccinated before the end of September. He’s also requiring that anyone participating in indoor dining in the city show proof that they’ve received at least one vaccination shot.

We know what the Biden administration’s position is. Now it’s up to state and local governments, businesses and other organizations to do the same: mandate, mandate, mandate.

There’s some confusion, though, about the government’s ability and the ability of other entities to do this. Leave it to Facebook and social media in general to muddy the waters. To clarify: Businesses can require employees to be vaccinated. However, the Civil Rights Act allows for religious exemptions, and the Americans with Disabilities........

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