Liberal political leaders across the United States have all seemed to agree that COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for work regardless of the individuals’ wants or medical needs.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams was no exception and relayed that city officials let go of over 200 more city employees for their decision not to get the COVID shot. This brought the list of fired city workers to 1,752.
According to the New York Post, this decision came on July 15, 2022.
Several months ago, 1,500 government employees chose not to get “vaccinated” against COVID-19, resulting in their firing on February 11. The positions of those fired ranged from 914 Department of Education workers, 36 Police Department officials and 25 firefighters – all located in New York City.
The state’s governor has been a big proponent of individuals having no medical autonomy and his rhetoric continues to shame those whose choices don’t align with his.
“City workers served on the frontlines during the pandemic, and by getting vaccinated, they are, once again, showing how they are willing to do the right thing to protect themselves and all New Yorkers,” Adams stated earlier in the year.
Both police members and firefighters have expressed anger with Adam’s tyrannical-type leadership.
In one instance, the president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association in New York, Andrew Ansbro, found out that around 500 of his firefighters were in danger. He expressed concerns about the mayor’s ability to strip away personal freedoms rapidly.
“If you’re gonna force people to get vaccinated because the science changes, you also have to acknowledge that you’re allowing people to have exceptions because the science changes, and it’s no longer necessary,” Ansbro said.
Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch says that unions are launching lawsuits against the city.
“New York City police officers were on the street throughout the pandemic, working without adequate PPE and in many cases contracting and recovering from COVID themselves,” Lynch said. “They don’t deserve to be treated like second-class citizens now.”
New York City has devolved into a crime-ridden hotspot and now it is also unsafe for any city employee who chooses not to receive the COVID shot.