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Texas governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates

Texas’ Republican governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will be banning Covid-19 mandates for any entities in the state, including private companies.

“The Covid-19 vaccine is safe, effective & our best defence against the virus, but should always remain voluntary & never forced,”.

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Abbott tweeted that he issued an Executive Order prohibiting vaccine mandates and included an attachment of the press release in the tweet.

The order read, “no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a Covid-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from Covid-19.”

This order comes after US President Joe Biden announced last month that the government would demand vaccines for federal workers and for businesses with more than 100 employees.

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Former Democratic presidential election candidate and ex-mayor of Austin criticised Abbott’s stance on masks and vaccines, stating that Abbott “has put his own Republican primary politics before the public health since day one.”

IMAGE – “Greg Abbott” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/ Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

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