First Responders Opposing Vaccine Mandate Should be Fired, Biden Says

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Though he opposed a vaccine mandate as a presidential candidate, President Biden said on Thursday during a presidential CNN town hall that police officers and first responders who refuse the Covid-19 vaccine should stay home and be fired, Fox News reports.

After the moderator Anderson Cooper pressed him to state his stand with regard to the fact that as many as one in three emergency responders in major cities are refusing the vaccine mandates, Biden also pointed he implemented his controversial vaccine mandate only as a last resort.

Biden underlined that people who oppose vaccine mandates are basically attempting to make jabs a political issue, mocking those who oppose vaccine mandates on the basis of freedom. He also lamented misinformation surrounding vaccine.

Biden administration announced in July that businesses with more than 100 employees will be required to mandate COVID jabs or administer weekly tests but will also have to pay its employees for the time off to get vaccinated and to recover from the potential side effects.

The US President claimed that mandates are working, pointing that even most airline employees have complied.

Calling the vaccine mandate disastrous and counterproductive in a joint letter on Sept. 16, two dozen Republican attorneys general have threatened to sue the administration, pointing it will simply drive the  skepticism further and push some Americans to simply leave the job market instead of complying.

Although nearly 70% of US adults have received at least one and more than 60% have received both doses of COVID vaccine, a growing number of first responders in the US are adamant not to comply with vaccine mandates even though Covid-19 is now the leading cause of death for officers and are even ready to lose their jobs.

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