President Biden issues vaccine mandate, outlines plan to reduce Delta variant impact

"This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated."
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on workers rights and labor unions in the East Room at the White House on September 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden spoke on the need to protect workers rights and the middle class
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on workers rights and labor unions in the East Room at the White House on September 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden spoke on the need to protect workers rights and the middle class Photo credit Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for as many as 100 million Americans.

Biden outlined a six-prong approach that he believes could reduce the impact of the Delta variant. The list is as follows:

1. Increasing vaccination rates
2. More protection for vaccinated people
3. Keeping schools open
4. Beefing up testing and masking
5. Protecting the economic recovery
6. Improving care for those who have COVID-19