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Court Refuses to Lift Block on Health Worker Vaccine Mandate (1)

Dec. 1, 2021, 7:12 PMUpdated: Dec. 7, 2021, 10:09 PM

A federal court in Missouri refused to lift a block on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for health-care workers in 10 states while an appeal moves forward.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Wednesday denied the administration’s request for a stay on the preliminary injunction pending appeal to the Eighth Circuit.

The lower court halted the rule Nov. 29 in Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and New Hampshire. It said that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services most likely overstepped its authority by implementing the mandate.

While the appeal ...