Forbes January 19, 2022
Lawrence Gostin

Public health law expert Lawrence Gostin explains how the Supreme Court’s ruling against OSHA’s ability to implement a vaccine-or-test mandate could potentially undermine the federal government’s ability to effectively respond to public health emergencies.

Casual observers might think the Supreme Court’s ruling in National Federation of Business vs Department of Labor “temporarily” blocking OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large businesses is a major blow to President Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine strategy. It is. The OSHA mandate was the president’s last, and best, shot at significantly boosting America’s lagging vaccination rate. But the justices’ ruling has far deeper implications for the federal government’s ability to protect the public’s health and safety, ranging from occupational health to safe food and drugs, and environmental protection....

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