mandate \ ˈman-ˌdāt \ noun and verb
noun: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
noun: a document that gives an official instruction or command
noun: the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
verb: assign under a mandate
verb: assign authority to
verb: make mandatory
The word mandate has appeared in 1,179 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 31 in “Promising Pfizer Results for Child Coronavirus Vaccines” by Amelia Nierenberg, Kate Taylor and Anemona Hartocollis:
Another unanswered question is whether students will ultimately be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend school. The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the country’s second largest district, said in January that, when vaccines for children were available, students would be required to get them to come back to campuses; non-vaccinated students would learn remotely, he said.
But generally it is states, not districts, that decide which vaccines are required for students to attend school. Some governors have already said they will not mandate coronavirus vaccines for children. And experts say that requiring the vaccine could backfire, by creating resistance to it.
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