Texas governor Abbott bans all vaccine mandates

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Washington (AFP) – Texas’ Republican governor Gregg Abbott on Monday announced he was banning Covid-19 vaccine mandates for any entities in his state, including private companies. “I issued an Executive Order prohibiting vaccine mandates by ANY entity in Texas,” the governor wrote on Twitter. “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective & our best defense against the virus, but should always remain voluntary & never forced,” he said. The tweet included an attachment of the press release announcing the executive order, which stipulated that “no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vacci…

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