With COVID out of control, Biden unveils hefty vaccine mandates

An older man in a suit speaks from a podium.

Enlarge / US President Joe Biden speaks on workers rights and labor unions in the East Room at the White House on September 08, 2021, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty | Kevin Dietsch)

President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a sweeping six-pronged plan to try to regain control over the COVID-19 pandemic, which is wildly raging once again in the US.

Biden will discuss the plan in remarks from the White House at 5 pm EDT.

The main focus of the president’s “Path out of the Pandemic” plan is on reducing the number of unvaccinated people in the country. As such, the plan’s most prominent elements are hefty vaccination requirements for millions of federal employees, health care workers, school employees, and even employees of private businesses.

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