US judge blocks vaccine mandate for contractors

by Marc Selinger

A US federal judge has ordered the Biden administration to temporarily stop enforcing a requirement that employees of government contractors, including defence companies, be vaccinated against Covid-19.

US District Court Judge Stan Baker of the Southern District of Georgia ruled on 7 December that the mandate seems to overstep the president's authority under federal procurement law. The mandate was included in an executive order that President Joe Biden signed in September.

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