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Vaccine Mandate Opposition Make Their Voices Heard

In the wake of President Biden’s vaccine mandates, many Utahns are voicing their resistance. A group calling themselves “Utah Open for Business” spoke to lawmakers at Capitol Hill, warning that mandates could drive those who are ideologically opposed to vaccination to quit or be fired, with detrimental impacts to the economy. They also feared that this mandate could foreshadow increased government interference in business.

Although several lawmakers are sympathetic to these concerns, they are limited in their short-term options to push back against the federal government. Several bills have been proposed for the 2022 Legislative Session to address concerns about vaccine mandates.

Caroline Long is a science reporter at UPR. She is curious about the natural world and passionate about communicating her findings with others. As a PhD student in Biology at Utah State University, she spends most of her time in the lab or at the coyote facility, studying social behavior. In her free time, she enjoys making art, listening to music, and hiking.