I’m talking about the Executive Order (EO) commanding all US companies with more than 100 employees to mandate the COVID vaccine for those employees.
If it hasn’t been published, then there is no mandate.
If there is no mandate yet, then obviously, none of the companies are under any obligation to enforce it.
OSHA is apparently the federal agency responsible for framing a set of regulations for the mandate, including fines. But federal agencies only construct regulations after a law has been passed or an EO is issued.
If I’m correct, and no EO has been published, we have an odd situation, to say the least.
Governors and lawyers have been threatening to sue, because the EO is unconstitutional and overrides state powers. But if there is no Presidential EO, then all these legal cases would be meaningless, because, again, there is no official mandate.
Is the White House stalling? Do they realize the EO and the mandate will be overturned in court? Are they hoping to achieve corporate compliance without an official mandate?
I’ve queried several lawyers. One suggested that so far, in this situation, the feds are mandating by bluffing.
That indeed would be extraordinary.
Maybe the EO is forthcoming as we speak. Possibly (though I can’t imagine it), it’s been published somewhere other than the Federal Register. But until it’s visible and official, there is no private-sector mandate.
Unless speeches and press releases and media coverage suddenly, all by themselves, have the force of law.
Universities all over the United States are keeping many of their extreme Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, which have severe negative impacts on the lives of university students.
Michael Tracey, a left-wing investigative journalist, writes on his personal Substack blog about one university student who was reprimanded after a peer snitched on him. The student, who refused to go on the record for fear of retribution, has lowered his face mask to drink water during a 90-minute lecture. Removing one’s face mask is against this university’s regulations.
“Ironically for a top tier law school – at which vaccination had already been mandated, and where basic precepts of due process are presumably taught – the student was denied any opportunity to be appraised of his accuser’s identity,” writes Tracey. “Nor was he advised of any adjudicatory process to contest the allegations. So the complaint just hangs there, in a kind of creepy administrative limbo, and there’s apparently nothing he can do about it.” (Related: Experts call on universities to scrap oppressive vaccination mandates.)
Universities keep extreme restrictions in place
Similar situations are becoming increasingly more common as more universities pass heavy-handed restrictions that are not based on any scientific evidence.
“Colleges and universities continue to enforce outlandishly stringent COVID measures,” writes Tracey, who continues to receive reports from other university students about how the regulations have negatively impacted their academic and social lives.
In the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one professor has put on his course syllabus a clause that threatens “swift and decisive disciplinary intervention” for anybody that even slightly deviates from the university’s COVID-19 restrictions.
“If you choose to not wear a mask, or if you wear it improperly, I will ask you to leave immediately, and I will submit a report to the Office of Student Conduct,” the syllabus states. “At that point you will be disenrolled from this course.”
In the University of Oregon School of Law, students have been warned against taking off their masks while playing basketball. Campus security has been ordered to increase its patrols in the basketball courts to enforce compliance with the mask order…..
I would think getting a diploma from such an academic embarrassment would be counterproductive to one’s career.