There’s hope in New York after all.
Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Response Task Force had to re-shift their vaccine rollout plan when an unexpected number of nursing home residents & staffers declined the COVID-19 vaccine.
13,000 nursing home residents to be exact.
That’s nearly 1/5 of New York nursing home residents.
In addition to its residents, 41,000 staffers refused Big Pharma’s experimental vaccines.
Just under half of all nursing home employees.
NEW YORK NEWS NOW –
Many nursing home staffers have been hesitant to get the COVID vaccine, while the residents, by and large, have been much more accepting of the shots –
— Joe Mahoney (@TipMahoney) January 15, 2021
That spells bad news for the unconstitutional, tyrannical legislation the New York State Assembly has introduced in recent weeks.
NY A11179 – To mandate the COVID vaccine for every New Yorker:
— Katsh (@katscully1) December 7, 2020
NY A416 – To detain citizens deemed at-risk of spreading the virus and placing them into quarantine facilities:
Meanwhile in New York they are trying to pass a bill to detain you and put you in detention if they think you have or have come into contact with a person with a virus. A416 Via: @nysenate: https://t.co/KZcQoIU5BN
— Jay Haizlip (@jayhaizlip) January 9, 2021
Does Governor Cuomo & the NY State Assembly plan to round up tens of thousands of nursing home residents and staff?
Them in addition to the likely millions of other residents who will also refuse the vaccine.
At least common sense still exists amongst some New Yorkers.
Zero Hedge reported on the developments:
New York will be reallocating unused COVID-19 vaccines after more than ten thousand nursing home residents and nearly half of staffers declined the jab, according to Gareth Rhodes, a member of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 Response Task Force.
Rhodes said that out of 70,000 nursing home residents, 57,000 have been vaccinated, while 13,000 have declined. Meanwhile, out of 89,000 nursing home staff, 41,000 have declined.
Overall, 105,000 first-doses of the vaccine have been used so far in nursing homes, while 120,000 doses remain.
“We’re gonna reallocate those that are used in the long-term facility program to the state program, but we’ll make sure that the residents who want to take it and the staff who want to take it, we will reserve their doses,” said Cuomo, who in July came under fire for ordering nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients from hospitals.
The reallocation comes more than a week after New York came under scrutiny over discarded vaccines – with officials changing regulations which required that extra doses to be tossed.
In a Monday letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Cuomo called on the federal government to beef up vaccine supply, claiming that Azar falsely claimed that doses would be held in reserve, when they were in fact distributed to states.
New York has received approximately 1.2 million doses, of which around 860,000 have been administered. The figure doesn’t include shots allocated to nursing homes, while the CDC claims New York has received 1.8 million doses.
Cuomo last week extended the shots to anyone age 65 and over, but has repeatedly insisted the state has nowhere near enough doses to cover everyone who is now eligible.
The governor also sent a letter Monday to Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla asking him to let New York purchase COVID-19 vaccines directly from the company. -NY Post
With the over-bloated bureaucracy of the New York State government, expect more authoritarian policies or wasted vaccine doses altogether.