While New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio’s scare tactics have caused the vaccination rate for city employees to leap from 86 percent to 91 percent, some of the city’s 50,000 uniformed service workers are standing strong. Now, NYC will stop paying 9,000 municipal workers over their COVID vaccine status.
Christmas is just around the corner, but that doesn’t matter to liberals. The COVID jab is controversial has not been sufficiently tested, but numerous government entities and private businesses have begun telling employees that unless they get the vaccine, they are out of a job. Sure, many have valid religious and philosophical objections. Others have medical reasons to skip the jab. Some are concerned with its rushed nature and the lack of testing. But Newsmax reports that those who didn’t comply with the vaccination deadline are indeed out of jobs:
“Vaccine mandates work,” the mayor tweeted. “91% of our City workforce has gotten vaccinated against #COVID19 and that number is still growing.”
Enforcement of the mandate in the city of 8.8 million people was set to start on Monday, with de Blasio saying that employees reporting for duty who had failed to get immunized would not be paid. De Blasio on Oct. 20 ordered all municipal workers to have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose by Nov. 1.
The largest police union in New York City last week asked a judge to allow unvaccinated police officers to continue working, arguing that the city did not give officers enough time to seek religious exemptions.
But the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York said courts last week rejected its requests for an emergency order to halt the mandate’s enforcement.
On Monday, 2,300 firefighters called in sick in protest of this tyranny. But deBlasio says that there may be consequences if firefighters are not actually sick.
“If someone is faking sick leave, then that means at that moment they are AWOL, they are not where they are supposed to be and there has to be a consequence for that,” De Blasio said on Twitter. “This is serious stuff. If someone is out sick when they’re not really sick, they are literally potentially harming their fellow New Yorkers because we need them where they should be. Their fellow members of service need them where they should be. If they are doing something that violates the standards of their own department and violates their oath of office, if they are doing something that endangers other lives, the biggest thing they should be worried about is the moral question.”
Unfortunately, we can expect to see more of this as time goes on — especially in the leadup to the 2022 elections.