Supreme Court Justice Stephen Brayer claimed that mask and vaccine mandates would eliminate all coronavirus cases, which currently total around 750,000 new diagnoses daily.
According to Breitbart News, that assertion is not correct and the high court justice has his facts wrong on more than one front.
Even vaccine manufacturers have not said that vaccination eliminates transmission of the virus, with several of the most notable exceptions, are the “breakthrough cases” that have been reported and the constant need for boosters.
“On Friday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments to consider a stay against the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates on large private employers. Under the rule, enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal government would impose a vaccine mandate for the first time, with a “mask-and-test” alternative for unvaccinated workers,” Breitbart reported.
U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar was questioned by Justice Samuel Alito about the potential danger if the court were to take its time for several days in hearing the arguments for and against the mandate.
This question was particularly pressing, considering the federal promise to enforce the mandate and the ensuing court decisions to fend of the mass changes.
When Prelogar admitted that the court could employ an “administrative stay,” Justice Breyer spoke up:
So if we delay that one day — maybe I’m wrong, and please tell me if I am — but the numbers I read is when they issued this order, there were approximately 70-something-thousand new cases every day.
And yesterday, there were close to 750,000. So if we delay it a day, if it were to have effect, then 750,000 more people will have COVID who otherwise, if we didn’t delay it, would not have. I mean, I don’t doubt the power of the Court to issue a stay, I am just saying, what are the consequences of that? And if I am wrong, you better tell me I’m wrong, because that it really did make a difference.