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NYC Mayor fires 1,430 NYC government workers who didn’t get vaccinated

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Liberals are continuing to show that COVID-19 restrictions are more about power than “following the science.” As celebrities party maskless at the Super Bowl, and D.C. eases mandates, New York City Mayor Eric Adams fired over 1,400 unvaccinated government workers.

Cases of the Omicron variant have decreased by 80% since its peak in January. The virus is diminishing, but the power hungry government continues to grow. The city revealed the firings on Monday, which included 36 NYPD personnel, 25 Fire Department workers and 914 Department of Education staffers.

The New York Post reports “the number had dropped considerably by last Friday’s vaccine mandate deadline as more employees submitted proof of getting at least one shot, City Hall officials said.” At one point last week officials estimated nearly 4,000 individuals would be fired, with the final number ending up being around 1,400.

”In one category, there were 2,400 veteran employees on leave without pay who had not opted to extend their health insurance and had not provided proof of vaccination. In the end, 1,428 of those city workers failed to get shots and were fired.”

“Nearly 1,000 — or 40 percent — provided evidence of getting at least one shot at the 11th hour and returned to work, officials said.”

Mayor Adams publicly thanked workers who did get the full vaccination, meaning the initial two shots of either Pfizer or Moderna, or the single dose of Johnson and Johnson.

“City workers served on the frontlines during the pandemic, and by getting vaccinated, they are, once again, showing how they are willing to do the right thing to protect themselves and all New Yorkers,” the mayor said.

The Post reports the firings were just the first round, and there could be many more. Among those fired were members he embattled NYC Housing Authority, which lost 101 workers. 40 Sanitation Department workers were also terminated, according to an agency chart provided by the city.

“Workers should not get fired. There are a lot of people who don’t believe in putting this stuff in their bodies,” said Harry Nespoli, president of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, and head of the Municipal Labor Council.

 

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  1. Sally King

    February 16, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Are there not any politicians with some common sense in New York? Thought this guy might be different. Must have left overs from the silly guy’s administration. Please Mr. Mayor, don’t be dumb.

  2. Bruce Keller

    February 16, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    There is no such thing as a vaccine for covid. No such thing exists anywhere in the world. Experimental shots are not vaccines. Sorry!

  3. Patricia Thelen

    February 19, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    I would like to tell Mayor Eric Adams that this ordeal is not a laughing matter. Terrible picture of you after taking the livelihoods of hundreds of city workers. NYPD and NYFD who are risking their lives every minute they are at work. 2400 Veteran on leave without pay is shameful.
    The numbers are going down and you still have the need to show you are in charge.
    Perhaps time better spent would be to clean up the crime in your city.

  4. JIM LEWIS

    February 19, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    ANOTHER ABUSE OF POWER BY LIBERALS! ITS TIME FOR THE UNVACCINATED TO STAND UP AND BE HEARD! WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE THE GOVERNMENT ORDREING US TO GET A SHOT!

  5. Harold Pestano

    February 19, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    One leaves and his replacement is the same or worst…New York needs to wake up or be sheep that are controlled by by “Drunken Power Grabbers”..Wake Up or Get The Hell Out While You’re Still Sane Enough

  6. Douglas Sweetman

    February 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    All 1430 are better off

  7. Profx

    February 20, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Not enough. Fire all government workers regardless of status. Then outsource the work to private business where they have work performance standards and hire based on ability and performance.

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Human Infection of H3N8 Bird Flu Reported in China

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Will it ever end? On Tuesday this week China’s health authority recorded its first human infection of the H3N8 strain of avian influenza. The variant was identified in a 4-year-old boy from Henan province.

According to a statement from the National Health Commission (NHC) the child raises chickens and crows in his home city of Zhumadian. On April 5 he showed fever and other symptoms, then was admitted to a medical institution five days later for treatment.

The statement indicated while it has been found in horses, dogs, birds and seals around the world, no human cases have ever been reported. Fox News reports the commission “warned the public to avoid contact with sick and dead poultry, as well as live poultry, and pay attention to hygiene.”

In March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wrote highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses had been detected in 13 states among commercial and backyard poultry, as well as in wild birds of 14 states.

Fortunately, the agency said H5N1 bird flu poses a low risk to the public.

 

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