US President announced that policies require that most federal employees get COVID-19 vaccinations and push large employers to have their workers inoculated or tested weekly.

Iran PressAmerica: The policies and speech represented Biden's most aggressive steps yet to prod Americans resistant to getting shots as the fast-spreading Delta variant sparks a new wave of sickness and death, according to Reuters.

Biden laid out new measures in remarks from the White House, which would apply to about two-thirds of all US employees, those who work for businesses with more than 100 workers.

In a televised speech on Thursday, he said: "It's absolutely the right thing to do," he said. "Ideally everyone would have been vaccinated already."

Despite a full-throttled campaign by the Biden administration urging Americans to get the free and widely available vaccines, just over 62% of eligible Americans are fully vaccinated, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The White House COVID-19 recovery plan was based on the vast majority of eligible Americans being vaccinated this year. But the public health issue has become politicized, with a vocal minority refusing the shots and mask mandates.


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