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Push to get More People Vaccinated

President Joe Biden is taking a harder line in the fight against COVID-19.

He’s announced a vaccination ultimatum for federal workers Today.

All as new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths increase across the U.S.

Isabel Rosales looks into the way some major companies are responding and the mayors defying their governor.

President Joe Biden expected to order federal workers get vaccinated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing.

Tightening restrictions across the us after a surge of new cases from the much more contagious Delta Variant.

Atlanta and DC bringing back mask mandates.

Nearly all people hospitalized or dead from COVID-19 are un-vaccinated.

“I feel sorry about not getting the vaccine.”

But some promising signs as the latest CDC data shows an uptick in vaccinations a 35% increase over last week.

Meanwhile Florida leads the nation in new cases.

Two mayors there are now defying Governor Ron Desantis who has vowed not to allow shutdowns or mask mandates

In Miami Dade masks are once again required at indoor county run buildings.

And in Orange County home to Disney World its Mayor requiring county employees get fully vaccinated by the end of September.

“Why am I doing this? Because I want to show our residents and visitors that orange county is being proactive in lowering the spread of the virus.”

Governor Desantis could block local government pandemic restrictions like mask mandates under a state law he signed in May.

Desantis openly mocking new CDC mask guidelines.

“Did you guys not get the CDC’s memo? I don’t see you guys complying.

Federal data shows more deaths, hospitalizations, and new cases across the country.

 

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