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A hospital in upstate New York announced that it will soon halt the delivery of babies because maternity workers have quit their jobs over the COVID-19 vaccine mandates that were ordered by the former governor before the occupant in the White House went full blown totalitarian on Thursday.
These are people who went to school to learn their profession, who treated patients, some of them with COVID, all throughout 2020 when they were considered heroes. Now, they’re treated like caged animals, being forced to take a jab that they don’t want to take.
The tyrant, then Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced on August 16 that New York was enforcing a vaccine mandate for all health care workers, including staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities, adult care, nursing homes, and other types of care centers. The mandate required all health care workers to get the jab by September 27. That meant they didn’t have that much time to consider it, because they had to be fully vaccinated by the deadline, and it’s 21 days between the first and second jab for Pfizer and 30 days for Moderna.
Think about the legal ramifications of the tyrant governor’s mandate. He ordered that New York health care workers get vaccinated before the FDA gave approval to Comirnaty, not the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which means, at that time, all three of the vaccines available; the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson were all under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). By federal law, no employer, including the government, can force employees to take an experimental vaccine, but that piece of human debris ordered them to get it.
Some health care workers gave Cuomo the old double barreled middle finger and refused to get the jab, and that caused hospitals to become short staffed.
Think of the problems senile old President Joe Biden’s mandate will cause when tens of thousands of workers across the US refuse to get the jab and all start scrambling to find jobs with less than 100 employees which is the magic number for when President Houseplant’s mandate goes into effect. Maybe that’s why he has illegal migrants by the millions coming into the country; to take over people’s jobs.
At Lewis Country General Hospital in Lowville, New York, close to half of the maternity ward staff have resigned because of the mandate or are considering to not get the jab.
On Friday, during a press conference, Lewis County Health System CEO Gerald Cayer disclosed that of the thirty hospital employees who resigned, 21 are in clinical areas. There are six employees in the maternity who will quit over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and another 7 who are uncertain about getting the vaccine, according to WWNY-TV.
You would think the state would back down at that point, even temporarily, but tyrants never back down unless enough pressure is put on them.
Cayer admitted that the hospital will not be able to run the maternity ward safely and will pause delivering babies after September 24. He said he will look for assistance from the state’s Department of Health to keep the maternity ward running, but they are already understaffed because of resignations.
“If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,” Cayer said.
“Our hope is as we get closer (to the deadline), the numbers will increase of individuals who are vaccinated, fewer individuals will leave and maybe, with a little luck, some of those who have resigned will reconsider,” Cayer said.
Twenty-seven percent of the hospital’s staff are not vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Cayer.
Did any one of these people in charge ever wonder why they are not getting vaccinated?
Cayer said that the vaccines and masking provide the “highest level of protection,” so he supports the mandate.
Personally, I could never work for a company that supports forcing their employees to inject medicine into their bodies that they don’t want to take. I could never trust them again.
“It just is a crazy time,” Cayer said. “Rural hospitals everywhere are really trying to figure out how we’re going to make it work.”
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How about lifting the mandate? That would solve the problem immediately.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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