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Texas Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Mandates

Texas Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Mandates

德克萨斯州州长. Greg Abbott has banned coronavirus vaccine mandates in the state in a new executive order issued Monday.

Under the order, Texas now prohibits governmental entities — including private businesses — from requiring individuals, employees or consumers to receive a coronavirus vaccine.

Abbott wrote that his order is a direct response to 乔·拜登总统executive order issued last month, which requires all companies with workforces of over 100 to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19, or undergo weekly testing if they do not receive the vaccine.

德克萨斯州州长. Greg Abbott

德克萨斯州州长. Greg Abbott
德克萨斯州州长. Greg Abbott
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In yet another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’s continued recovery from the COVID- 19 disaster,” Abbott wrote in his executive order.

The republican lawmaker noted thatCOVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged for those eligible to receive one, but must always be voluntary for Texans.

He echoed a similar sentiment in a 陈述 released on his website Monday, 读到, “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, 有效的, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced.

Abbott recently tested positive for COVID-19, announcing his results in late August. A spokesperson for the governor said at the time that Abbott had experienced a breakthrough infection after beingfully vaccinatedagainst the virus.

The governor has attracted national attention for his handling of the pandemic over the past year-and-a-half. 在七月, 他 issued an executive order banning the government from requiring entities to mandate face masks, including in public school districts.

今年早些时候, he announced the full re-opening of his state in early March, when most Americans had not received the COVID-19 vaccine and Texas was seeing high numbers of deaths and hospitalizations caused by the virus.

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