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OSHA estimated before the omicron variant emerged that the standard would save more than 6,500 worker lives over six months. (Credit: Photocreo Bednarek/Adobe Stock) OSHA estimated before the omicron variant emerged that the standard would save more than 6,500 worker lives over six months. (Credit: Photocreo Bednarek/Adobe Stock)

(Bloomberg) — A divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked the centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s push to get more people vaccinated amid a COVID-19 surge, rejecting an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that would have required 80 million workers to get shots or periodic tests.

The court let a separate rule take effect requiring shots for workers in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid payments from the federal government.

 

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