A federal judge blocked the Biden government’s vaccine requirement for healthcare workers in 10 states, believing the agency that imposed it abused its authority. St. Louis District Judge Matthew Schelp has banned Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from enforcing the obligation until the court hears the legal challenges filed by the 10 states (Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas , Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Hampshire). This is the second legal slap in the face for Joe Biden, after a federal appeals court in New Orleans blocked the same obligation in companies that employ at least 100 employees (COVID: THE SPECIAL – UPDATES).
Omicron: Use strengthen recommendation, booster from 18 years
Meanwhile in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have strengthened their recommendations against the background of fears related to the Omicron variant, stating that all adults aged 18 and over “should” receive a ‘booster’ of the anti Covid vaccine. -19. Previously, this recommendation targeted the most vulnerable Americans, including those over 50, while it had left the option open for younger and healthier adults.
Omicron: Jaws, USA in an advanced state of alert
Yesterday, White House pandemic adviser Anthony Fauci, speaking to ABC, said the US is “in an advanced state of alert” in the face of the new Omicron variant. Fauci warned about the risk of a fifth wave in the United States. The well-known virologist has relaunched the opportunity to get vaccinated and booster without waiting for the development of a specific vaccine against the Omicron variant, “which – he said – perhaps we may not even need”.