US Surgeon General: Biden Admin Will ‘Monitor’ Whether Vaccine Exemptions Being Used Properly

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said that the Biden administration will look into reports of what he described are workers improperly finding loopholes in COVID-19 vaccine exemptions. Last week, President Joe Biden announced a mandate that any company with 100 or more employees needs to force their workers to either get vaccinated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing. One workaround is to either claim religious exemption or exemption on medical grounds. In a comment to CNN on Sunday, Murthy said that the White House will “monitor” the exemptions. “Unfortunately, as a country, we have experience in dealing with exemptions, but we’ve got to be vigilant there and make sure that people are using them, you know, in the spirit that they’re intended and not abusing them or asking for exemptions when they don’t apply,” Murthy said. “That’s an area that we continue to monitor in the days and weeks …Read More

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