Biden’s new COVID-19 policy a much-needed shot in the arm

This president has the spine to do what it takes to keep Americans safe.

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September 13, 2021 - 9:48 AM

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations on September 9, 2021. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

A majority of Americans sighed in relief Thursday when President Joe Biden announced that about 80 million Americans — including those at large-scale industries, health care workers, federal employees and  contractors — will be required to either get a COVID-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing.

The order is a decisive step needed to help turn the corner on this never-ending pandemic.

Because, clearly, we weren’t going to do it ourselves.

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