Already, we’re seeing the likes of Fox News traffic in the idea that this authorization might have been “rushed” (while also somehow, almost in the same breath, debating whether it took too long).
Regardless of conspiracy theories that are spreading about the authorization, the fact is that this makes it easier for employers and the government to mandate vaccinations. Some were already headed in that direction, but relatively few had used mandates. Now they can do so with a fully authorized vaccine — similar to other vaccines that are mandated in places like schools, etc. — which makes such mandates significantly more difficult to challenge in court.