The Biden administration has a rather large problem on their hands when it comes to vaccine hesitancy in the United States, and their approach to solving this problem is turning a bit tyrannical, according to some.
Medical experts have long believed that nearly 70% of the population would need to possess COVID-19 antibodies for the nation to reach herd immunity. The issue seems to be that only about half of the country is even willing to receive an inoculation, leaving plenty of room for the virus to mutate and spread among the unvaccinated.
Now, in an effort to boost those numbers, the Biden administration is set to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees, but not everyone is lining up to participate.
The influential American Postal Workers Union on Wednesday said, at this point, it opposes a coronavirus vaccine mandate from the Biden administration but encouraged workers to voluntarily take the jabs.
“While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement obtained by Fox News.
The union did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The union said in the statement that the safety of its workers is “of paramount importance” but “at this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations.”
Americans have largely bristled at the idea of being forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, citing their inalienable right to bodily sovereignty and concerns over the speed in which these vaccines have been developed.