Attorneys general of 24 American states wrote a letter to President Joe Biden, threatening to go to court over the introduction of mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19, reports The Hill. Mr. Biden announced in September that all government officials, medical personnel and employees of large companies are required to get the vaccine.
The letter, a copy (.pdf) of which The Hill posted, said compulsory vaccinations were illegal and “unlikely to be a successful public health measure.” The authors of the letter believe that the goal of the US President is “to sow discord and mistrust, and not to promote the unity and health of society.” The publication clarifies that all prosecutors are representatives of the Republican Party.
“Vaccines have helped protect millions of Americans, and there are certainly others who would benefit from this treatment. But to convince those hesitant to do it, you need to leave room for discussion and disagreement. Instead, you presented the Americans with unconvincing legal arguments, conflicting statements and threatening directives, ”the letter said.
A group of attorneys general urged Joe Biden to “let people make their own decisions” about vaccinations. “If your administration does not change its course, the undersigned attorneys general will seek all available legal options to hold you accountable and uphold the rule of law,” they said.
A White House spokesman has yet to comment on the letter to the president. The state of Arizona has already filed a lawsuit this week to make mandatory vaccinations illegal.
The United States ranks first in the world in the number of cases (over 41.7 million) and deaths (over 679 thousand) from coronavirus. Joe Biden said the mandatory vaccination would affect roughly 100 million Americans – two-thirds of all people employed in the country. The US President promised to discuss his initiative with the leadership of the largest corporations.
Read about the situation with the coronavirus in the United States in the material of “Kommersant” “Covidaria of all countries, unite.”