Biden says private-sector COVID-19 vaccine mandate will take effect 'soon'

Biden says private-sector COVID-19 vaccine mandate will take effect 'soon'

In a brief, six-minute address to the nation, President Biden on Thursday said that his private-sector COVID-19 vaccine mandate will take effect “soon” to address the “unacceptably high number” of people who don’t want to be vaccinated. But he took no questions from reporters, for a second straight day after a major address, amid nationwide concerns about rising inflation and a supply-chain crisis that has left store shelves bare and threatens the delivery of holiday gifts as prices for most goods go up. On COVID-19, Biden said that “we’re making progress. Nationally, daily cases are down 47 percent and hospitalizations are down 38 percent over the past six weeks.” But he said “we’re in a very critical period as we work to turn the corner on COVID-19” and that “we …
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