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Where Things Stand: DeSantis Sues Over Biden’s OSHA Vaccine Mandate

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VIERA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2021/09/01: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds a news conference at the Florida Department of Health office in Viera, Florida to announce that the state of Florida has provided more t... VIERA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2021/09/01: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds a news conference at the Florida Department of Health office in Viera, Florida to announce that the state of Florida has provided more than 40,000 monoclonal antibody treatments to COVID-19 patients statewide at 21 state treatment sites. Last week Florida reported 1,727 COVID-19 deaths in its weekly report, the most on record. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 4, 2021 6:15 p.m.

It’s a predictable move for the red state governor with 2024 aspirations and one who has built his national profile on, essentially, pretending that COVID is just Not A Thing in Florida, despite the state’s staggering death rates from the virus.

Just hours after the White House’s new vaccine mandate officially went into effect – formalizing the Biden administration’s earlier promises to require that employers with 100 or more workers must mandate vaccines or ensure their workers undergo weekly COVID testing – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his intention to sue over the new rule. The vaccination and weekly negative testing rules for 100-plus employee workplaces will be enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and will impact about 84 million employees around the U.S., according to the White House.

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