“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Ferris Bueller was on to something there. Continue reading
ICYMI, on Friday evening, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved the stay of OSHA’s vax-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). You can read a copy of the full opinion here. Continue reading
On Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals — the same federal appellate court that stayed OSHA’s vaccine-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard — breathed new life into another federal vaccine mandate. I’m talking about the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services healthcare COVID-19 vaccine mandate (the “CMS Rule”). Continue reading
Yesterday, I mentioned briefly that a Louisiana federal judge entered a nationwide injunction against the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services healthcare COVID-19 vaccine mandate (the “CMS Rule”). The CMS Rule requires the staff of twenty-one types of Medicare and Medicaid healthcare providers to receive one vaccine by December 6, 2021, and the second vaccine by January 4, 2022. Otherwise, the government can withhold Medicare and Medicare funding.
Surely, CMS has a strong interest in having safe healthcare facilities? So, why then did a federal judge forbid enforcement of the CMS Rule in all 50 states? Continue reading
So much for that glass being half-full. For the government’s vaccine mandates, things are going from bad to — ah, you can read this sign.
Today, I’ve got news on the big hit that the Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for employees of certain federal contractors (the “Contactor EO”) just took. Continue reading