President Biden this afternoon laid out new steps his administration will take to get more Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine, as right wing politicians appear determined to halt progress on defeating the pandemic.
One big surprise- the White House says the US Postal Service is not included in a new requirement that all federal employees be vaccinated. There was no explanation for the omission, first reported via twitter by the Washington Post’s Jacob Bogage:
NEWS: White House official tells me USPS workers are NOT included in President Biden’s vaccine requirement, but “we strongly encourage them to comply with these standards.”
That’s a massive chunk of the federal workforce — 644k & growing — that’s not required to be vaccinated. https://t.co/oWwMHqqIqj
— Jacob Bogage (@jacobbogage) September 9, 2021