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New York City Fires Over 1,400 Workers Refused COVID-19 Jab

(by Sophie Mann | Just the News) – New York City recently fired nearly 1,500 municipal workers who failed to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, officials said Monday.

City officials said 1,430 workers were fired Friday and that the number represents less than 1% of the city’s 370,000-person workforce. The number was also far smaller than what they had predicted.

“City workers served on the front lines 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,”  said Democrat Mayor Eric Adams. “Our goal was always to vaccinate, not terminate, and city workers stepped up and met the goal placed before them.”

The mandate was put in place in October by then-Mayor Bill de Blasio. Adams appear to wait to order the firings until after it became clear enough municipal workers had been vaccinated to keep the city running without those who were unvaccinated.

In late January, as many as 4,000 workers were notified that they would have to show proof of receiving at least two doses of the vaccine if they wished to remain employed with the city.

Hundreds of workers opted to produce evidence of vaccination following the notification. However,75% of those who received notifications had already been placed on leave without pay after missing an earlier vaccine deadline.

Nearly two-thirds of the workers who were fired worked for the city’s department of education. The city’s public school teachers’ union said last week that about 700 of its members had signaled that they were about to be fired. Legal attempts to prevent the firings have been unsuccessful.

The city has implemented some of the strictest vaccine mandates in the country, requiring nearly all city employees to be vaccinated and ensuring that most private employers require their employees get vaccinated too.

During the second week of February, NYC averaged about 1,700 new cases of the virus per day – down from 41,000 per day at the peak of the Omicron wave at the beginning of January.

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  1. New York Mayor: FOOL. Low IQ puppet. This is no man. No leader. No sense. No rational and reasonable person fires workers over not getting a vaccine that does not guarantee you won’t get or spread covid in the same way people who are vaccinated are still a threat to others despite being vaccinated. Yes, research shows people who are vaccinated 3x WITH A BOOSTER are STILL GETTING AND SPREADING COVID you absolutely disgusting pathetic MORONS. Is that too much reality for you mental cases? Fools. Just fools. Listen, GET VACCINATED if you are in a high risk category, but DO NOT try to convince people that people who are vaccinated are immune from dying from covid, getting covid or from spreading covid. That would be a fckg lie. So just stop with your idiocy and theatrics. These workers will sue and win. This mayor is a pos. Ugly too.

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