Why Every American, Vaccinated or Not, Should Oppose Vaccine Mandates

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Many Americans are facing a hard choice: Either get vaccinated or risk losing your job. 

Last week, the Biden administration issued details of its vaccine mandate. The rule, created by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, mandates employers with 100 or more employees to either require their workers to be vaccinated or to be tested for COVID-19 weekly and wear a mask. 

Already, 27 states have filed lawsuits against the government, and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked the vaccine mandate, raising concerns over the legality of the order. 

The question at hand is whether OSHA has the authority to issue such a sweeping vaccine mandate. Since Congress has not given OSHA that power, there are concerns that the decree is dictatorial in nature. 

On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss why all Americans, regardless of their own vaccination status, should oppose the government dictating people’s personal medical decisions. 

Also on today’s show, we explain why paid family leave is making headlines, and the ways in which conservatives and liberals agree and disagree on the issue.  

Plus, in honor of Veterans Day, we celebrate our heroes and share the story of a female veteran we admire. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”

Listen to the podcast below. 

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