Biden voiced his disappointment with the conservative-majority court’s Thursday decision to halt the rule requiring vaccines or weekly coronavirus tests for staff at businesses with 100 or more employees. The President said it is now up to states and employers to decide whether or not to make vaccination mandatory.
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in blocking the rule for large businesses, a policy that would have applied to over 80 million employers across the nation. The court’s majority downplayed the threat of coronavirus, particularly in the workplace. They compared it to “day-to-day” crime and pollution hazards that individuals constantly face.