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Gov. Abbott Issues EO Banning Vaccine Mandates By Any ‘Entity In Texas’

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott issued an government order that bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates from being applied by any “entity in Texas”, which incorporates non-public companies. 

This follows the Governor’s earlier order banning vaccine mandates by state authorities officers and entities and additional underscores his intention to forestall any sort of pressured necessities in Texas.

The governor additionally urged state lawmakers to go an analogous ban into regulation.

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Abbott: ‘No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any particular person, together with an worker or a shopper’

The brand new rule implies that Texas teams and companies can’t ask others they work together with to require proof of vaccination or refuse them for “any purpose of private conscience.” 

Abbott’s efforts are seen as a response to President Joe Biden’s mandate introduced in September that companies with 100 or extra staff should require vaccinations or take a look at weekly.

Abbott’s government order reads, “No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any particular person, together with an worker or a shopper, who objects to such vaccination for any purpose of private conscience, based mostly on a spiritual perception, or for medical causes, together with prior restoration from COVID-19.”

“The COVID-19 vaccine is protected, efficient, and our greatest protection towards the virus, however ought to stay voluntary and by no means pressured,” Abbott additionally stated. 

In August, Abbott issued an government order that banned any authorities entity from instituting mandates. This new order extends that ban to all companies, together with non-public ones.

Some speculate that Abbott’s newest government order is political, as he shall be going through a 2022 major problem from former Republican congressman Allen West who’s presently within the hospital as a result of contracting Covid.

West says that his situation has made him “extra devoted to combating towards vaccine mandates.”

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Allen West and his spouse each examined constructive for Covid

West tweeted on Sunday, “I can attest that, after this expertise, I’m much more devoted to combating towards vaccine mandates. As an alternative of enriching the pockets of Large Pharma and corrupt bureaucrats and politicians, we ought to be advocating the monoclonal antibody infusion remedy.”

West’s spouse has additionally examined constructive for Covid. Each obtained the monoclonal antibody infusion remedy over the weekend. 

In August, Gov. Abbott examined constructive for the virus.

 

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