US Supreme Court blocks Biden’s workplace vaccine mandate

… requiring workers at large companies to be vaccinated or masked and tested weekly

… said the mandate exceeded the Biden administration’s authority

… Separately they ruled that a more limited vaccine mandate could stand for staff at government-funded healthcare facilities

… It would have applied to workplaces with at least 100 employees and affected some 84 million workers

… several Republican states and some business groups, said the administration was over-stepping its power with the requirements

… “Covid-19 can and does spread at home, in schools, during sporting events, and everywhere else that people gather,”

… “That kind of universal risk is no different from the day-to-day dangers that all face

… from crime, air pollution, or any number of communicable diseases”

… “It is instead a significant encroachment on the lives – and health – of a vast number of employees”