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Biden to Announce Even More COVID-19 Measures This Week: Surgeon General

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President Joe Biden will announce more COVID-19 measures before the United Nations General Assembly meets this week, said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Murthy did not say what new measures would be announced by Biden. Last week, the president issued several executive orders mandating that federal contractors, federal workers, and most healthcare staff in the United States get the COVID-19 vaccine. A White House plan also said he would direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, to mandate that employers with 100 or more workers either get the vaccine, require weekly COVID-19 testing, or get fined. Biden’s announcement on the mandate, which will affect 80 million estimated private-sector employees, drew significant criticism from Republican governors and some business leaders. It’s likely that numerous lawsuits will be filed against the order. But during the CNN interview, Murthy defended the president’s announcement and mandate to attempt …

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