Covid-19 roundup: Supreme Court blocks Biden ad­min­is­tra­tion's vac­cine man­date for large busi­ness­es; South Africa study sug­gests J&J boost­er is 85% ef­fec­tive against hos­pi­tal­iza­tion 

The Supreme Court vot­ed on Thurs­day to block Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s vac­cine-or-test­ing man­date for large busi­ness­es while up­hold­ing a vac­cine re­quire­ment for health care work­ers at fa­cil­i­ties re­ceiv­ing fed­er­al mon­ey.

The re­quire­ment would have re­quired em­ploy­ees at large com­pa­nies to ei­ther get vac­ci­nat­ed or test once a week. On Thurs­day, Biden ex­pressed his dis­ap­point­ment in the court’s de­ci­sion.

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