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New York Gov. Announces She’s Firing Medical Workers Who Won’t Agree to Be Forcibly Vaxxed

New York’s new tyrannical governor Kathy Hochul is creating a medical worker shortage with a forced vaccine mandate that is forcing medical workers to resign in droves and intends to partly ease the shortage with medical staff from the National Guard, she announced on Monday.

“We’re taking all the steps preemptively in anticipation of what I call a preventable staffing shortage – still preventable, enough hours in a day,” Hochul said at a press conference in the Bronx. “I don’t have to do this if people will get vaccinated, there’s plenty of hours left in the day, but I also know I need to be prepared.”

“The directive will give the governor emergency powers to hire National Guard officers with medical training, retired healthcare workers whose licenses may have lapsed, and staff from outside New York to offset those workers who lose their job due to refusing to get vaccinated,” AM NY reported.

“We’ve sent out the alarm, we have a pool of individuals who want to help,” Hochul said. “I would have much rather just been voluntary, but if I have to take steps to protect the people in terms of making sure I have replacements if necessary, I need to take those steps now and that executive order will do just that.”

Governor Hochul, the replacement for resigned governor Andrew Cuomo, visited a Rochester hospital on Wednesday and delivered the message that healthcare workers who do not abide by the vaccine mandate by the Sept. 27 deadline are ‘replaceable.’

“To all the healthcare providers, doctors and nurses in particular who are vaccinated, I say thank you. Because you are keeping true to your oath,” she said. “To those who won’t, we will be replacing people,” she added.

“We are sending out a call statewide,” she went on. “There are facilities, for example in New York City, that 98% of their staff are vaccinated, they don’t have a worker shortage. We are working closely with these hospitals to find out where we can get other individuals to come in and supplement nursing homes and other facilities.”

Hochul claimed that those who want their personal healthcare choices respected may be replaced by foreign healthcare workers who are issued work visas.

“We’re also reaching out to the Department of State to find out about visas for foreign workers, on a limited basis, to bring more nurses over here,” she said.

The former disgraced governor Andrew Cuomo issued the state’s vaccine mandate in August, shortly before he resigned. There is no testing opt-out for New York health care workers.

Governor Hochul is even weighing deploying the National Guard due to an expected healthcare worker shortage because of the vaccine mandate:

In a statement released on Saturday, the governor’s office said Ms. Hochul was laying plans for an executive order to declare a state of emergency that would “allow qualified health care professionals licensed in other states or countries, recent graduates, retired and formerly practicing health care professionals to practice in New York State.”

Other options, the statement said, included calling in medically trained National Guard members to deliver care and to work with the federal government to deploy Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, which are operated by the Department for Health and Human Services.

The Democratic governor would be declaring yet another “state of emergency” over the Covid pandemic, despite hospitalizations in New York for patients who test positive for Covid being currently manageable:

The “state of emergency” would thus be entirely created by the State of New York’s coercive and unnecessary policies, and not due to the pandemic itself. The Covid vaccines do not prevent transmission, as even the CDC Director admitted, and thus the only rationale to take the vaccine is to lower personal risk from the virus.

On Saturday, the U.S. Second District Court of Appeals has granted an injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation of New York City’s vaccine mandate. The city’s mandate required educators to provide proof of Covid vaccination or face disciplinary action that may culminate in termination.

The appeals court’s blockage of the city’s vaccine mandate was reported by CNN:

A federal appeals court has issued a temporary injunction against a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for New York City educators set to go into effect early next week, temporarily blocking enforcement while the case is sent to a three-judge circuit court panel for review.

The judge’s ruling Friday means the mandate — which required all New York City Department of Education employees to provide proof of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by Monday — may not go into effect at its planned deadline, unless the case is reviewed before then.

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a notice putting the motion on the calendar for Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the New York City Law Department.

The Department of Education responded to the court’s injunction in a statement:

“We’re confident our vaccine mandate will continue to be upheld once all the facts have been presented, because that is the level of protection our students and staff deserve. Our current vax-or-test mandate remains in effect and we’re seeking speedy resolution by the Circuit Court next week. Over 82 percent of DOE employees have been vaccinated and we continue to urge all employees to get their shot by September 27.”

Fox News noted that the vaccination levels among teachers is already high:

According to data from the Department of Education, 82% of some 150,000 DOE employees, including 88% of teachers and 95% of principals are vaccinated. The United Federation of Teachers has also stated that approximately 95% of their members are vaccinated.

Teacher’s unions predict that there could be a resulting staff shortage due to the mandate, according to WSJ:

Unions representing New York City principals and teachers said, while most school workers have been vaccinated, the mandate could still leave the one million-student school system short of as many as 10,000 teachers, along with other staffers, such as cafeteria workers and school police officers.

The city’s teachers are also seeking a remote teaching option to account for those who do not want to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of their employment.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had issued the vaccine mandate in late August. It adds to the city’s already burdensome Covid policy regime, which includes “vaccine passports” for once-free citizens to access services, such as restaurants and entertainment venues. The mayor’s vaccine mandate also eliminates the test-out option.

New York has become a full-blown tyrannical state, willing to exacerbate a public health crisis to push an authoritarian agenda. It is hard to see how this ends except in revolt, which appears to be the entire point.


Federal Court Halts New York City’s Vaccine Mandate as Educators Threaten Revolt Over Covid Coercion

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