A federal district court judge in Louisiana yesterday (November 30, 2021) issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the enforcement of Biden’s healthcare worker vaccine mandate. This court found that it violated administrative law, is arbitrary and capricious, and was an act of lawmaking, and as such exceeded the power of the executive branch.
Further, the court said it’s not even clear that Congress has the authority to issue such a mandate. The court criticized the Biden Administration for rejecting science by not allowing an exemption for those workers with natural immunity. The Court noted that according to the science, “the COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent transmission of the disease among the vaccinated or mixed vaccinated/unvaccinated populations, and those mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for hospitals do not increase safety for employees or hospital patients.”
This injunction, unlike the one issued the day before by the Missouri court, is nationwide. It’s a great decision for science and liberty. But it will be appealed. And, even more, the injunction prohibits only the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services-issued mandate. It does not prohibit employers from imposing or continuing to enforce their own vaccine mandates.