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Ramesh Ponnuru

Biden Vaccine Mandate Is Dishonest and Unlawful

States, not the federal government, have the power to enforce public health protections like Covid shots. That’s why the administration invokes the pretext of workplace regulation.

Making the right choice.

Making the right choice.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

There’s a strong case for getting vaccinated (and boosted) against Covid-19. The problem for President Joe Biden is that the case for getting vaccinated amounts to an argument against his attempt to make vaccination mandatory for employees of large companies.

In the course of arguing against the mandate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, Benjamin Flowers, the solicitor general of Ohio, succinctly made the case for the Covid vaccines: “We are strong promoters of vaccination because they do stop serious illness.”