The mandate was denied for large private employers but approves similar procedures to be set in place for Medical staff and facilities nationwide to be allowed to take effect.
The Supreme court acknowledged that COVID-19 has taken a toll on the American public and made it face new challenges that it is still adapting to. COVID-19 to date has killed 1 million and hospitalized 4 million. The proposed standard would have saved 6,500 lives and prevented 250,000 hospitalizations in half a year. But even with all those benefits, the court argues a few key points.
OSHA would have given unprecedented power not even given to them by Congress to force 84 million Americans to get vaccinated to get tested at least weekly. This forceful behavior would affect Americans not only while on the worksite but also in their private life, setting a precedent like no other.
On top of the Supreme Court argues that it is not a public healthcare authority but a body that settles arguments between two parties at a legal level. At this level personal liberty to make a personal decision would be undercut and undermined and would invalidate the inalienable right every American is entitled to at birth.
Finally, even if the court were to pass the mandate that OSHA with its new power would not be able to amount much as it still has to rely on third-party for guidance and cannot respond in the most effective way and undercut personal liberty.
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