The second group of countries challenge the health workers’ vaccine task
The second group of states has filed a federal lawsuit questioning the Biden government’s authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers.
The latest lawsuit was filed in Louisiana on behalf of 12 states on Monday. Less than a week later, a coalition of 10 states filed another lawsuit in Missouri that challenged the rule.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a press release announcing the lawsuit: “The federal government will not impose medical tyranny on the people of Louisiana without my best fight.”
Both lawsuits stated that the vaccine authorization may drive away medical workers who refuse to get vaccinated when these workers are urgently needed. They also argued that the rules issued by the Medicare and Medicaid Services Center violated federal law and unconstitutionally violated the powers reserved to the states.
The Louisiana lawsuit cites an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans on Friday, which prevents the Biden administration from implementing broader vaccine regulations that require companies with more than 100 workers to require employees on January 4 Previously vaccinated or wore a mask and tested for new coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) every week: COVID-19: COVID-19.
The Louisiana lawsuit borrowed the language of the Fifth Circuit, saying that the vaccine requirements of healthcare workers are a “one size fits all” sledgehammer. In addition to Louisiana, the lawsuit also covers Montana, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.
The Missouri package includes Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
The Biden administration has not yet responded to the two lawsuits.
The Louisiana-based lawsuit was assigned to U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, who was the appointer of President Donald Trump. Any appeals against Doughty’s decision will be submitted to the Fifth Circuit.