CDC Director Says There Will Be No Federal Vaccine Mandate, Says She ‘Understands Pushback’

MSN – Newsweek

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said that there will be no national vaccine mandate. She added that she “understands pushback” against the possibility.

Walensky clarified her position after she initially told Fox News told Special Report anchor Bret Baier that she and Democratic President Joe Biden were “looking into” the possibility of establishing a mandate.

“Are you for mandating a vaccine on a federal level?” Baier asked during his Friday interview with Walensky on the show Special Report.

“That’s something that I think the administration is looking into,” she replied. “Overall, I think in general, I am all for more vaccination. But, I have nothing further to say on that except that we are looking into those policies.”

Later, via Twitter, Walensky wrote, “There will be no nationwide mandate. I was referring to mandates by private institutions and portions of the federal government. There will be no federal mandate.”

Baier mentioned that some people oppose mandatory vaccines. Their religious or personal beliefs dictate that they should have full control of their bodies, he said. Walensky replied, “I completely understand the pushback.”

She mentioned that some healthcare providers have resisted their employers’ requirements to get the vaccine.

“I understand both perspectives,” she said. She said some people’s reluctance against vaccination is rooted in worry about side effects or a lack of understanding about immunity’s benefits.

Walensky also noted that many schools and other institutions already require vaccination against other diseases, like polio and pertussis.

In the past, President Joe Biden and his chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, have both said that the U.S. won’t make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory. The military, however, is expected to implement mandatory vaccinations in the near future.

In early June, a Navy official said sailors should expect mandatory vaccination soon. In July, the Army announced that it would require all soldiers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as September. The exact date for mandatory vaccinations will depend on when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully licenses the available vaccines.

As of July 28, the vaccines available in the U.S. all have an “emergency use authorization.” To get full FDA approval, the government agency requires six months of safety data from users, Dr. Thomas Russo, chief of infectious diseases at the University at Buffalo, told WKBW.

Outside of the military, if a person claims a medical, religious or philosophical exemption from the vaccine, employers can “exclude” such people from the workplace, according to December 2020 guidelines issued by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC says unvaccinated people may pose “a direct threat” to the health of others.

However, the EEOC’s guidelines also state, “This does not mean the employer may automatically terminate the worker. Employers will need to determine if any other rights apply under the [equal employment opportunity] laws or other federal, state and local authorities.”

Employers and states are within their legal rights to require students and healthcare workers as well as patients and residents of care facilities to get vaccinated, according to the CDC.

11 thoughts on “CDC Director Says There Will Be No Federal Vaccine Mandate, Says She ‘Understands Pushback’

  1. Right. I’ll believe it when I see it and when these psychos finally stop lying and bowing down to Satan. Either way I will not comply, and they’ll come up with an new “variant” as an excuse…and just what are they doing with those FEMA Camps???? Hmmmm…..

  2. Re: “There will be no Federal Mandate.” How about we call it a Fascist Mandate since most corporations are requiring it and causing people to lose their jobs. Yesterday it was Walmart and Disney. That’s ‘Federal’ enough for me ’cause we know who runs the country.

    Re: “She said some people’s reluctance against vaccination is rooted in worry about side effects or a lack of understanding about immunity’s benefits.” Oh really? How about the side effects of long-suffering leading to death, or the side effects of sudden death? Don’t feed me your word salad, b*tch.

    Aside: Sometimes I just can’t believe what I’ve turned into. Sigh…


    1. We are products of our enviornment, after all. 😉
      Finding less toxic baths are good therapy, but wallowing in distractions has its own drawbacks.
      Balance is the key. That ain’t easy when the scales are placed on a tilted platform.
      But everso, do we endeavor to persevere!

    1. The cnntards are begging for slavery in the comments. But we know they fall under the “useless idiots” category. Same as chumptards.

  3. Wow! This woman really loves to talk out of both sides of her mouth, doesn’t she?

    There will not be a federal mandate but some federal workers will need it and private companies need to start making it a requirement.

    Oh no, I’ve gone cross eyed.

    So basically to clarify then, it is a federal mandate without calling it a federal mandate.

    How Communistic of you.

    Go f$&k yourself!

  4. Some clips I chopped out of a CNN piece today entitled, “Can you do something about stubborn unvaccinated people? Yes, you can”:

    “The ongoing surge … is largely due to the fact that about half of the US population remains unvaccinated… … This situation has left many of us with stubbornly unvaccinated people in our lives to wonder: Can I do something about this? You can — and you should. It’s not easy to talk to someone who is refusing to be vaccinated and even harder to convince them to change their mind. But not impossible. Here are a few suggestions. … …for many who are resistant, facts and data and science don’t seem to matter …Talk in way that will help them listen. Ever hear of ‘charm and disarm?’ … appeal to their softer side, and their fondness for you, by making it personal. Explain why the vaccine is important to you — not why they should get the vaccine. … Make it their decision. … Bribe them. … Offering to drive or accompany them to their appointment — and then rewarding them with something they’d appreciate, like lunch at their favorite restaurant or a book you think they’d enjoy — may seem like pandering, but it’s pandering with a purpose. … Over time, as they trust your motivations and take in what you’re saying — and have the chance to grow their own awareness of the news they’re hearing around them, or the masks they’re starting to see more and more of — you might have a chance. You do have to try. We all do.”

    Man, they really think we’re stupid!!!


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