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Joe Biden will announce more COVID-19 measures before the U.N. General Assembly meets this week, according to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

Speaking to CNN on Sept. 12, Murthy didn’t say what new measures would be announced by Biden.

The president issued several executive orders on Sept. 9 mandating that federal contractors, federal workers, and most health care staff in the United States get the COVID-19 vaccine. A White House plan also stated that he would direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, to mandate that employers with 100 or more workers either get the vaccine, require weekly COVID-19 testing, or receive a fine.

Biden’s announcement on the mandate, which will affect an estimated 80 million private-sector employees, drew significant criticism from Republican governors and some business leaders. It’s likely that numerous lawsuits will be filed against the order.

But during the CNN interview, Murthy defended the president’s announcement and mandate.

“There will be more actions that we continue to work on, especially in the global front,” he said.

The next session for the U.N. General Assembly starts Sept. 14 in New York, and the first day of general debate begins the following week. It’s not clear why Murthy tied new COVID-19 measures with the U.N. meeting.

“What the president and what all of us have said as public health leaders from the earliest part of this pandemic is that we have to use every level of government, and we all in the private sector have to do everything we can to tackle this virus,” Murthy said. “The requirements the president announced are an example of that.”

In a separate interview with ABC News, Murthy again defended the mandates, saying that when private companies such as Tyson Foods made vaccines a requirement, it increased the U.S. vaccination rate.

“We know that these kinds of requirements actually work to improve our vaccination rates,” Murthy said. “Tyson Foods, for example, which put in a vaccine requirement, recently saw that its vaccination rate went from 45 percent to more than 70 percent in a very short period of time and they’re not even at their deadline yet.”

But Republicans have said they’ll file lawsuits against the mandate when it’s handed down by the federal government. They described the forthcoming rules as draconian and designed to further divide Americans.

“I’ve been talking to my attorney general, he is coordinating with the other attorneys general across the country who share similar views about the overreach,” Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts told Fox News on Sept. 12.

“As we see what these rules are, we will be able to know exactly how we will be able to challenge them in court. I’m also talking with my colleagues around the country as well the other governors who feel the way I do, and we’ll be working on other strategies.”

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told CNN on Sept. 12 that the vaccine mandate “hardens the resistance” that some individuals have to vaccines.

“I’m trying to overcome resistance, but the president’s actions in a mandate hardens the resistance,” he said.

Other governors have suggested they’ll follow suit.

“I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wrote last week.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the rule an “assault on private businesses.”

“Texas is already working to halt this power grab,” he said.

White House officials didn’t respond to a request for additional comment by press time.

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  • Colc says:

    Sweden didn’t do lockdowns, didn’t do mask mandates, and they didn’t have any more deaths from the Corona virus, than any other country. The vaccines have killed, and maimed 1000s, and still haven’t prevented people from getting the virus, I have 3 people in my family, who got Covid, and they were all fully vaccinated, so how’s that working????? One of them had to be hospitalized. Rochelle, the director of the CDC, lied in March 2021, when she said that if you were vaccinated, you would not get Covid, and you would not spread it. One of my family members believed her. How many times do these liars have to lie to your face, how many times do they have to change their directives, before you stop believing them???? Ask yourselves, why are they pushing so hard for a vaccine that doesn’t protect you, and doesn’t stop the spread, causes bloodclots, myocardia, nerve damage, strokes and heart attacks, and 1000s of deaths, miscarriages, sterility, and the list goes on and on????

    • A. Wilk says:

      `Plus, the vaccines change our DNA and give us fake spike proteins that is, in reality, weakening our immune system. People really must look at these evil people and their evil mandates against our health of body, mind, soul and spirit. These vaccines are designed to harm us and kill us slowly. The new idea they’re floating around is booster every five months and two pills daily. What a crock of idiocy! My goodness people, wake up and take a stand against this evilness. Biden and his party are unlawfully attempting to force us into their one world of death and hell. They are Marxist communists and are pulling off a communist take-over of America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Italy and the entire world. Their immediate focus is United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. They’re changing their minds constantly to manipulate people into being so confused that they mentally and emotionally break down. They focus on number of cases, which are falsely ramped up in order to create intense fear. Even the number of deaths is grossly inaccurate as doctors/hospitals are marking down on death certificates covid for everything. Our medical system is rejecting medicines that have been used very successfully for decades, and even now are proving to be the way to go for people to get over the virus. Ask yourself why are the vaccines so crucial to them??? There must be a definite benefit for the globals. The mortality rate of this virus is very low. This entire virus is a sham, scam, is being used to bring in their one world order of death and hell. Everything Biden and administration is doing is against our US Constitution, Bill of Rights and laws. Pray for the people in Australia and New Zealand for they are under total abusive dictatorship. We are next! Pray, pray, pray – God is the world’s only savior.

  • Nunya says:

    The jab doesn’t prevent Covid, it doesn’t stop the spread at all and it’s actually increasing the spread by eliminating the natural immunity of those that have recovered from Covid.. This is complete government overreach, it’s unconstitutional, completely disregards science, health and common freaking sense and something needs to be done about this usurper destroying our country

  • Fran says:

    My husband who has lung cancer and diabetes got Covid about a week before it was called Covid and they diagnosed it as the flu. He was very sick with congestion and fever and couldn’t smell are taste. The doctor prescribed Tamaflu and mucinex. It took a while but he fully recovered! If he recovered anybody could! I know if they force him to take these shots it will kill him! He is on 8 cancer pills a day now!

  • Fran says:

    This is the information I have gathered from my friends and family that have taken the Covid Shot!! This is not information from the internet! My brother and his wife got Covid two weeks after the second shot, my granddaughter was diagnosed with Mono a month after she was fully vaccinated, my friend in VA and her husband were diagnosed with diabetes and anemia, her daughter who is a nurse woke up the morning after her Covid shot and one of her breast implants were deflated, my cousin’s 47 year old son got a kidney infection two weeks after his second shot and isnow on dialysis and has gangrene in both feet, my daughter, who is a nurse, her friend who is also a nurse got the shot and has had several blood clots and had to quit work, my neighbor got the shot and his oxygen level dropped so low he spent 9 days in the hospital with Covid, a friend of ours got a shot and they put it in his tattoo and it faded off his arm, my friend got the shot and he walks around like a zombie and acts confused like Alzheimers it’s like he got it overnight! This is why I haven’t gotten the shot and all these people regret getting the shot!

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    Biden’s Supreme Court Commission released a preliminary draft on Friday.

    The Commission came out against expanding the number of Supreme Court justices — but said it does support term limits for justices.

    The Conservative Brief reported:

    The U.S. Supreme Court Commission, which was formed by Joe Biden earlier this year, has come out against increasing the number of justices on the high court.

    According to preliminary draft materials, the commission also said it supported term limits for justices, who have lifetime appointments.

    The same day the preliminary findings were released, two conservatives resigned.

    Caleb Nelson and Jack Goldsmith, two conservatives on the Supreme Court Commission, both announced their resignations Friday.

    The Hill reported:

    Two conservative members have resigned from the bipartisan panel President Biden assembled to study proposals for reforming the Supreme Court.

    The departures Friday came from University of Virginia law professor Caleb Nelson, a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, and Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith, former top official in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel under President George W. Bush.

    Nelson confirmed to The Hill that he resigned, adding “it was an honor for me to be part of the Commission.” Goldsmith did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    The White House released a statement on the resignations:

    “These two commissioners have chosen to bring their involvement to a close,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement. “We respect their decision and very much appreciate the significant contributions that they made during the last 5 months in terms of preparing for these deliberations.”

    The report from Biden’s Supreme Court Commission angered Liberals in Congress.

    In a statement, some Liberals lawmakers said that the draft report “misses the mark.”

    The Epoch Times reported:

    Left-wing lawmakers are angered by the draft report put out by the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States (PCSCUS) on expanding the Supreme Court.

    Progressive members of the House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), and Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) said the commission’s report is insufficient and Democrats need to pass a law to pack the court.

    “The White House Commission on the Supreme Court ‘draft’ misses the mark. After years of Republicans upending precedent, breaking their own rules, and stealing seats on the Supreme Court, we must restore legitimacy and integrity to the Court and undo the damage Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have inflicted on our democracy,” said the lawmakers in a press statement.

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    “I hope the committee goes after them and holds them accountable,” Biden said.

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    A lawyer for Trump has reportedly instructed former top officials not to cooperate with the congressional investigation.

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    It was a bad week for Biden gaffes.

    On Friday, the president traveled to the University of Connecticut to deliver a speech rededicating the Dodd Center for Human Rights. Named for the late Sen. Thomas J. Dodd — a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, which tried Nazis for their crimes during World War II — the center houses Dodd’s papers from the proceedings.

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