Standing strong against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tyrannical vaccine mandate, one in six public workers in New York City reportedly did not show proof of being vaccinated before the October 30th deadline.
While there was supposedly a rush of last-minute injections that occurred just before the 8pm deadline last Friday, many stood against the mandate and refused the jab.
As a result, NYC has lost roughly 17 percent of its public workforce, and the city is now preparing for closed firehouses, fewer police officers and ambulances, and also less rubbish collection.
NTD reported that “twenty-three percent of the workers in the fire and sanitation departments refused to take the vaccine by the Friday deadline. The vaccination rate jumped 8 percent for the fire department and 10 percent for the sanitation department on Friday”
Similarly, the New York Police Department (NYPD) had 16 percent of its personnel decline the covid vaccine, down from 21 percent last Thursday, the day before the deadline.
“The fire department said it was prepared to close up to 20 percent of its fire companies and have 20 percent fewer ambulances in service while also changing schedules, canceling vacations, and turning to outside EMS providers to make up for expected staffing shortages,” NTD added.
Rather than relent on the discriminatory demand that all public workers get vaccinated in order to remain employed, de Blasio has said that rubbish collection crews must now work 12-hour shifts instead of the usual eight-hour shifts.
This now means that the “fully vaccinated” who were able to keep their jobs will now have to work much harder to keep rubbish from piling up across the city.
Meanwhile, the number of fully vaccinated hospital cases – meaning those who took the vaccine and are still getting seriously ill – continues to rise.
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