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Biden ramps up vaccine mandates in Covid battle

By AFP
10 September 2021   |   1:05 pm
US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a major escalation in the national Covid immunization campaign with strict new vaccination rules affecting tens of millions of workers. The six-point plan targets businesses with more than 100 employees, in the United States' most aggressive steps taken so far against the surging Delta variant.

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