September 27th is D-Day for New York state healthcare workers.
Last month, former Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 injection mandate for the state’s 450,000 hospital staff.
Healthcare workers had until 9/27 to receive at least one dose of the experimental COVID-19 jab or face termination without unemployment benefits.
As that fateful day approaches tomorrow, nearly 20% of New York state healthcare workers have yet to capitulate to the tyrannical demands.
Around 72,000 healthcare workers remain unvaccinated.
As a result, New York faces an immediate self-imposed staff shortage.
Many healthcare workers treated COVID-19 patients on the frontlines for 18 months without efficient PPE and contracted the virus.
Those workers recovered from the virus and now have natural immunity.
But for their unwillingness to comply to the state’s authoritative demands, they’ll go from heroes to unemployed overnight.
Earlier this week, Governor Kathy Hochul stated foreign workers could replace fired unvaccinated healthcare employees.
However, the governor is now looking into the National Guard and out-of-state professionals to fill New York’s impending staff shortage.
JUST IN 🚨 New York may tap National Guard to replace unvaccinated healthcare workers – Reuters
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 26, 2021
Gov. Kathy Hochul has plans to use National Guard members and out-of-state professionals to cover staff shortages if thousands of health care workers fail to meet a state vaccination deadline on Monday. https://t.co/8LdTglxS2J
— Linda Hill (@bulldoghill) September 26, 2021
With New York's vaccine mandate for health care workers set to take effect on Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul is considering calling in the National Guard and recruiting medical professionals from out-of-state to mitigate serious staffing shortages. https://t.co/VMMZ9AtARd
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) September 26, 2021
New York could call in National Guard to cover hospital staff shortages https://t.co/JWJ1EYwjKL
— ST Foreign Desk (@STForeignDesk) September 26, 2021
— Janice Dash (@Trazlersgal) September 26, 2021
Governor Kathy Hochul is considering employing the National Guard and out-of-state medical workers to fill hospital staffing shortages with tens of thousands of workers possibly losing their jobs for not meeting a Monday deadline. https://t.co/anQ0vAFlAx
— amNewYork (@amNewYork) September 26, 2021
Governor Hochul, who’s nothing more than a female version of Cuomo, will declare a state of emergency that she helped create.
And I’ll throw a couple of numbers at you to show how little sense this makes.
Let’s compare 9/24/2020 & 9/24/2021 on New York’s Worldometer:
Daily Cases = 1,043
Daily Deaths = 5
Daily Cases = 6,304
Daily Deaths = 41
With 6x the cases and 8x the deaths, why would you fire nearly 20% of your healthcare staff?
If anything, you’d want to hire more qualified employees.
According to Our World in Data, around 63% of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated.
Yet, daily cases & deaths are much higher compared to this month last year.
As the COVID-19 injection mandate goes into effect, New York could see some dark days in the near future.
AM NY reported:
Governor Kathy Hochul is considering employing the National Guard and out-of-state medical workers to fill hospital staffing shortages with tens of thousands of workers possibly losing their jobs for not meeting a Monday deadline for mandated COVID-19 vaccination.
The plan, outlined in a statement from Hochul on Saturday, would allow her to declare a state of emergency to increase the supply of healthcare workers to include licensed professionals from other states and countries as well as retired nurses.
Hochul said the state was also looking at using National Guard officers with medical training to keep hospitals and other medical facilities adequately staffed. Some 16% of the state’s 450,000 hospital staff, or roughly 72,000 workers, have not been fully vaccinated, the governor’s office said.
The plan comes amid a broader battle between state and federal government leaders pushing for vaccine mandates to help counter the highly infectious Delta variant of the novel coronavirus and workers who are against inoculation requirements, some objecting on religious grounds.
Hochul attended the Sunday service at a large church in New York City to ask Christians to help promote vaccines.
“I need you to be my apostles. I need you to go out and talk about it and say, we owe this to each other,” Hochul told congregants at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, according to an official transcript.
“Jesus taught us to love one another and how do you show that love but to care about each other enough to say, please get the vaccine because I love you and I want you to live.”
Healthcare workers who are fired for refusing to get vaccinated will not be eligible for unemployment insurance unless they are able to provide a valid doctor-approved request for medical accommodation, Hochul’s office said.
From CBS News:
“I am monitoring the staffing situation closely and we have a plan to increase our health care workforce and help alleviate the burdens on our hospitals and other health care facilities,” Hochul said in a statement. “I commend all of the health care workers who have stepped up to get themselves vaccinated, and I urge all remaining health care workers who are unvaccinated to do so now so they can continue providing care.”
Hochul’s preparation plan includes signing an executive order to declare a state of emergency to increase staff and to allow licensed health care professionals from other places to work in New York. The plan also includes the potential deployment of medically-trained National Guard members, and the opportunity to expedite visa requests for medical professionals.
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in August announced that all healthcare workers must receive at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 27. The regulation, issued by the New York Department of Health, also applies to out of state and contract medical staff who practice within New York.