U.S. Senate rejects Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers

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Firefighters and EMTs are not required to be vaccinated in New Mexico, despite being called to occupy close quarters with both COVID patients and then other seriously ill or injured people as they transport them to the hospital. The country is divided on the issue, though slightly more people support a vaccine mandate for first responders: 55% in favor and 44% opposed. (Photo by Marisa Demarco / Source NM)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura Olson covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.