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BREAKING: Gov. Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any 'entity in Texas'

  Governor Greg Abbott has just banned any and all entities from issuing vaccine mandates in the state of Texas via a new executive order: I issued an Executive Order prohibiting vaccine mandates by ANY entity in Texas. I also added the issue to the Special Session agenda. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, & our best defense against the virus, but should always remain voluntary & never forced. — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 11, 2021 Abbott is also submitting a request to the Texas legislature to make this law: I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, by the authority vested in me by Article III, Section 40, and Article IV, Section 8, of the Texas Constitution, do hereby present the following additional subject to the 87th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session, for consideration: Legislation establishing that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who

'I've had to move toward requirements that everyone get vaccinated' - President Biden

 THE PRESIDENT:  Jerry, thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you, thank you, thank you. Mr. Mayor, thanks for the passport into town.  I tell you, every time I come to the Greater Chicago Area, there’s somebody I want to steal and bring back to Washington, Gov.  I’ve done it a couple times, you know.  (Laughs.)  At any rate — Look, Jerry, every company needs people like you — every single one — someone who knows what my dad taught me.  And a lot of people who know me well, including the Governor’s sister, who I worked closely with for eight years — my Dad used to have an expression.  He used to say, “Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity.  And, Joey, a job is a hell of a lot more than about a paycheck.  It’s about your dignity.  It’s about your place in the community.  It about being able to look your kid in the eye and say, ‘Honey, everything is going to be okay.'”  That’s the God’s truth.  He’d say that every — ever since he lost — things went south in Scranton, Pennsylva