The Supreme Court of the United States has blocked this Thursday the plan of the Joe Biden Administration to require that all employees of large companies be vaccinated against Covid 19 or undergo regular tests for the virus. The highest judicial authority in the country, with a conservative majority, has established that the Government exceeded the limits of its authority with that mandate, although it has accepted the mandatory vaccination, as an exception, for people who work in health centers that receive public funds , that is to say, the majority.
Biden’s requirement focused on companies with more than 100 workers, which would have resulted in mandatory vaccinations or weekly testing of some 84 million workers in the United States.
The three progressive Supreme Court justices, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer disagreed with the conservative majority and believed that Biden’s term should not be blocked. The six conservatives, who form a comfortable majority in a body of nine magistrates, took a position in the opposite direction, although four of them also disagreed with the mandatory nature of vaccines for workers in the health sector.