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Supreme Court to Weigh Vaccine Mandates as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High

HeadlineJan 07, 2022

U.S. coronavirus infections have set another record high, with the number of confirmed cases now averaging more than 610,000 a day. Hospitalizations are rising sharply, while an average of more than 1,400 U.S. residents are dying of COVID-19 each day.

The Washington Post reports the White House is finalizing plans with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver 500 million free coronavirus test kits to households that request them. This comes as USPS is asking for a temporary waiver on vaccine requirements for its 650,000 employees, saying the rule threatens to delay mail deliveries. The White House said Thursday it has no plans to grant the waiver.

Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two challenges to President Biden’s vaccine mandates affecting nearly 100 million workers.

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