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From Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre: 

As we’ve talked about, the unvaccinated Americans continue to face a real threat of severe illness and death, including from Omicron.
The OSHA rule ensures that employers are protecting their employees by encouraging workers to get vaccinated and requiring unvaccinated workers to mask and test.

The CMS healthcare rule protects vulnerable patients by requiring that covered healthcare providers get vaccinated.

Our view and the view — not just our view, but the views of relevant voices across the spectrum, ranging from the American — the American Medical Association to the AFL-CIO is: The need and the urgency for these policies is greater than ever.  And we are confident in the legal authority of both policies.

Nothing specific, but we are confident in our legal authority, as we’ve been stating for the — for these past several months.


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