‘Require It’: Biden Tells Private Companies to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations

Man getting COVID vaccine
by Kendall Tietz


President Joe Biden encouraged private sector companies Monday to “step up” vaccine requirements for employees following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

“If you’re a business leader, a non-profit leader, a state or local leader, who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that. Require it,” Biden said. “Do what I did last month. Require your employees to get vaccinated or face strict requirements.”

Some vaccine holdouts pointed to the vaccine’s earlier emergency authorization as a reason not to get vaccinated, but the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine for individuals 16 and up could address concerns among certain groups. Nearly 63 percent of people 18 and older have been fully vaccinated, while 73.1 percent have gotten at least one dose, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. 

“If you’re one of the millions of Americans who said that they will not get the shot until it has full and final approval of the FDA, it has now happened,” Biden said. “The moment you’ve been waiting for is here.”

“It’s time for you to go and get your vaccination and get it today,” Biden added.

FDA acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock said the full approval could change the course of the pandemic and the Biden administration’s ongoing vaccinations efforts.

“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated,” Woodcock said in a statement. “Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”

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Kendall Tietz is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.




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7 Thoughts to “‘Require It’: Biden Tells Private Companies to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations”

  1. Horatio Bunce

    Biden is nothing more than an agent provocateur. Same as with the military. He is commander in chief, yet he won’t command the vaxx, he only “endorses” chief of staff to do it….next month some time…like there’s no hurry while his troops die from the “delta variant” in the meanwhile.
    Then he goads governors to “do the right thing and get out of the way” so that non-governmental entities can violate federal law by forcing an unapproved vaccine. He know it is violating federal law, so he asks someone else to do it. Now another bluff….Pfizer is “approved”…except not the bazillion doses that already exist. Those are still emergency use only, unapproved and Pfizer still has zero liability for their product. The only thing approved is Pfizer Comirnaty which doesn’t exist yet. So the schools and businesses that take this bait and force the unapproved EUA only Pfizer are in violation of federal law and should be taken to the cleaners.

  2. 83ragtop50

    All any company executive must do to determine the wisdom of Biden’s prompting is to consider the following disasters: the southern border, inflation, gas and energy costs, public school turmoil and the ole chip-off-the block, Hunter Biden.

    In theory company executives are charged with providing stakeholders with a good return on investment and employees with a work environment that promotes growth and productivity. Just the opposite of what Biden is doing to all of us.

  3. LM

    I agree with Mr. whipwreck

  4. Sim

    What The Vaccine Companies Did Will Make You NEVER Trust The Science!

    The Moderna and Pfizer vaccine tests were conducted, as customary, with a control group; a group within the trial who were given a placebo and not the test vaccine. However, during the trial -and after the untested vaccines were given emergency use authorization- the vaccine companies conducting the trial decided to break protocol and notify the control group they were not vaccinated. Almost all the control group were then given the vaccine.

    …………”Just so we are clear, the final FDA authorization and approval for the vaccines are based on the outcome of these trials”……………

    As noted in the example above, the control group was intentionally lost under the auspices of “the right thing to do”, so there is no way for the efficacy, effectiveness or safety of the vaccine itself to be measured.

    There’s no one left within the control group, of a statistically valid value, to give an adequate comparison of outcomes for vaxxed -vs- non-vaxxed.

    What are Pfizer and Moderna trying to hide from the public with these experimental vaccines?


    I don’t know if the “LAW” requires a “Completed trial/test of Vaccines” before approval,
    I would think that it does since it’s not considered an “Emergency”.

    But the FDA doesn”t have one.

  5. Ron W

    This is classic fascism using the guise of “public health” which is actually medical tyranny.

    The government working hand in hand with large corporations sounds familiar: “The fascist state is the corporate state.” ~ Benito Mussolini (Italian dictator who was the WW II ally of Hitler)

  6. mikey whipwreck

    the most incompetent president in history needs to keep his yap shut

    1. John

      Jimmy Carter and Barrack Obama are relieved they have ben relieved of that title.