What will happen when Texas' ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates conflicts with the federal vaccine requirement

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Debra Steiner Friedman spoke with CNN about Texas Governor Greg Abbott's new executive order that bans any entity in Texas from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a rule that directly conflicts with President Joe Biden's proposed rules requiring COVID vaccines for federal workers and for large employers. "In areas of public health, more often than not federal law would preempt conflicting state law," said Debra. "What's difficult here is the federal law has not been fully fleshed out, nor has this executive order, and the devil is in the details."

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