White House eyes mandate for international fliers…

Sharing is Caring!

WASHINGTON – As White House officials rushed to shape last week’s sweeping new vaccine mandates, they debated the idea of requiring international air travelers to be vaccinated before boarding a plane, as part of a larger effort to persuade more Americans to get immunized, according to two people familiar with the plans.

Some aides argued that other countries already require vaccinations to fly and that the United States should join their ranks, according to an administration official. But others said mandates work best when they require people to prove they are immunized only once – like at work – rather than repeatedly, like every time they board a plane.

See also  US Senator Tom Cotton has just called on the White House to send warships to the Black Sea

The idea was shelved, but top White House officials say that proposal and similar ones are still under consideration – including, potentially, a broader vaccine mandate that would include domestic air travel.

“We’re discussing it,” Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said about the idea of a broader requirement in an interview. “It’s on the table for discussion.”


See also  U.S. Treasury to Release Biden Family’s Suspicious Bank Reports to House Oversight Committee

Views: 6

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.