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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced yesterday that it has decided to withdraw the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard issued on Nov. 5, 2021, covering large employers with 100 or more employees. The withdrawal is effective today.

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One word explains why the Supreme Court allowed the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to require the staff of twenty-one types of Medicare and Medicaid healthcare providers to be fully vaccinated (the “CMS Mandate“), while it stayed the OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate. Continue reading

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Yesterday was an “opinion day” at the Supreme Court. And, at 10 AM, as expected, the Supreme Court issued an opinion.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the OSHA vax-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) case. Continue reading

Eventually **clicks refresh again on the Supreme Court’s website**, yes, eventually, the Supreme Court is going to decide whether to stay OSHA’s vax-or-test mandate a/k/a the Emergency Temporary Standard a/k/a the ETS.

If the Supreme Court enters a stay, that means the ETS is dead, right?

Well, maybe not everywhere–especially if your state has an OSHA-approved state plan.

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