US court maintains block on Biden vaccine mandate for businesses

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Washington (AFP) – A US federal court on Friday maintained a suspension of the Biden administration’s mandate requiring large businesses to vaccinate employees for Covid-19. The three-judge panel for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans affirmed its initial order from last week, which blocked the mandate from going into effect.  The court said on Friday that the mandate “grossly exceeds” the administration’s authority.  If upheld, the suspension would represent a major setback to one of Biden’s most far-reaching and high-impact efforts to secure the widespread immunization of Amer…

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