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Almost 100 Employees At Yale New Haven Health Fired For Being Unvaccinated

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Almost 100 employees in the Yale New Haven Health system were fired on Monday because they had not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine.

“The employees were on suspension and had until Monday to get vaccinated following a June 30 mandate announcement by Yale New Haven Health, and other hospital-based health systems in Connecticut,” the New York Post reported.

“We did pretty well, I think, all things considered,” Associate Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Ohm Deshpande told the New Haven Register. “We’re at 94 at this moment who are subject to termination. They’re getting notified today that they’re being separated from the organization.”

Employees who did not meet the vaccination deadline are still able to get their jobs back if they get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ronnie Kelley, an employee at Yale New Haven Hospital who ended up getting the vaccine after the mandate, told FOX 61 that employees did not feel the need to get vaccinated if they felt that COVID-19 was not life-threatening.

“I had my doubts about it, but I’ve seen how people are getting sick around me and I’m working in the ER where most of the sick people are coming in. I feel there was a need to get it,” Kelley said. “I can only speak for myself. I can’t speak for everybody else, because everybody feels different about getting the shot. If they feel as though it’s not life-threatening, they don’t feel the need to get it.”

Yale New Haven Health’s decision to fire nearly 100 healthcare workers comes during a nationwide nursing shortage – an issue that is especially problematic because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BREAKING: NYC Mayor de Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate for PRIVATE Sector

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Breaking Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he has put a vaccine mandate into place for all private-sector employers. The Mayor is citing a theoretical winter surge of COVID and the Omicron variant; something we know virtually nothing about, but has not shown to be as dangerous as its predecessors.

“We’ve got omicron as a new factor, we’ve got the colder weather, which is really going to create additional challenges with the delta variant, we’ve got holiday gatherings,” de Blasio said in an interview with MSNBC Monday morning.

“We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike to really do something bold to stop the further growth of Covid and the dangers it’s causing to all of us” added de Blasio. The mandate will take effect December 27 and requires all workers in private companies in New York City to “present proof of vaccination as a condition of employment” reports National Review.

Additionally, “after imposing a vaccine mandate for those who patronize leisure businesses such as restaurants and movie theaters a few months ago, de Blasi expanded that order Monday to include children aged five to eleven a demographic recently approved to receive the shot” adds National Review.

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