Report: Biden administration considering withholding federal funds to force more vaccinations

Institutions may find cash flows drying up, motivating more hardline vax policies.
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President Biden at White House on August 5
President Biden at White House on August 5
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The Biden administration is reportedly considering withholding federal funds from various American institutions in order to force a higher vaccination rate among the U.S. populace.

The administration's pressure campaign, if enacted, "could apply to institutions as varied as long-term care facilities, cruise ships and universities, potentially affecting millions of Americans," the Washington Post reported this week

The White House has lately been frustrated by a lagging vaccine rate, with federal officials urging more Americans to get vaccinated in the hopes that doing so might stem the spread of SARS-Cov-2. 

Anonymous sources told the Post that the administration is considering methods such as "restrictions on Medicare dollars or other federal funds [that] could be used to persuade nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to require employees to be vaccinated."