Northwell Health, New York’s (NY) largest health care provider, announced they have fired 1,400 workers due to the state’s vaccine mandate.
Northwell Health has over 76,000 employees and is actively filling the positions left vacant by employees who for various reasons declined to comply with the state’s mandate.
“Northwell believes that having a fully vaccinated workforce is an important measure in our duty to protect the health and safety of our staff, our patients, and the communities we serve,” a company statement reads.
But officials with the health care provider said the goal was “to comply with the New York state mandate and to get people vaccinated, not to get people terminated.”
Still, they didn’t seem all that sympathetic to those who just lost their jobs saying they are “proud to announce” that by firing the unvaccinated workers, “our workforce … is 100 percent vaccinated.”
Health care workers who are terminated due to refusal to comply with the vaccine mandate are not eligible for unemployment insurance in New York state unless they provide a doctor-approved request for medical accommodation.
Northwell Health fires 1,400 workers due to vaccine mandate, remaining 76K got shots https://t.co/stOOsTmk1V
— lohud.com (@lohud) October 5, 2021
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Northwell Health posted about how inclusive they are at the exact same time that they boasted about having all their employees vaccinated.
Northwell boasted about creating an environment that is welcoming to all in a job posting on both their website and the job information portal LinkedIn.
“Northwell Health is focused on creating a welcoming environment where all employees have a sense of belonging,” they write.
Everybody is welcome, everybody belongs – just not people who have natural immunity from the virus or have other medical or personal concerns about being forced to vaccinate.
The company statement goes on to thank “the vast majority of our employees who did the right thing and got vaccinated.”
Northwell Staten Island University Hospital was the scene of healthcare workers setting fire to their scrubs in protest at the imposition of Covid vaccinations. Video by @ScooterCasterNYYou can find this link: pic.twitter.com/jaHtQZJ1YN
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 2, 2021
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Hochul has created a health emergency
Kathy Hochul, Democratic New York Governor, began her term with a declaration of emergency.
The medical crisis created by her mandate to vaccines could result in a panic in New York state, threatening a pandemic and causing the firing of many health care workers.
“Even health care leaders who support vaccination and vaccine mandates say that the requirement exacerbated the New York health care sector’s pre-existing condition: staffing shortages, which existed before the pandemic but have become a full-blown crisis amid the outbreak.”
This is quite remarkable for an inept governor, who was elected to this position only because the former guy was too stupid to care enough to single-handedly send thousands of seniors to death during the first pandemic.
Tens of thousands could be fired by New York’s health workers if they don’t comply with the deadline set by the state for receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. https://t.co/Cd13ENayPy
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 27, 2021
Northwell has fired 1,400 workers. Hundreds of Albany Medical Center health workers have been placed on administrative leave and could lose their jobs if they don’t comply with this week’s NY vaccine mandate.
Hochul was so concerned about the possibility of New York facing a shortage in health workers that he considered enlisting the National Guard or foreign workers.
It is a crisis of her own creation, a stunning ‘own goal’ one wouldn’t have expected to see on a Saturday Night Live skit, let alone by the leader of the Empire State.
Hochul responded to the crisis with all the cuddly warmth of a viper, suggesting the unvaccinated nurses or medical workers weren’t adhering to their oath and that “we will be replacing people.”
Governors are “replaceable” too : NY governor refusing to budge on vaccine mandate for nurses: You’re replaceable https://t.co/ed1KxDBdNj
— Phil Holloway 😁 (@PhilHollowayEsq) September 25, 2021
This is in sharp contrast to last year’s celebration of nurses.
“You define New York Tough and are heroes on the frontlines,” she said. “We thank you.”
From ‘heroes on the frontlines’ to ‘replaceable breakers of the oath’ in just one year. Remarkable.
These were their heroes one year ago. https://t.co/rKMwMDWKDL
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) September 27, 2021
Hochul’s vaccine mandate was intended to demonstrate her seriousness about containing the pandemic, but the fact she created a new medical emergency through her ignorance proves otherwise.
Her next move further proved she shouldn’t be taken seriously on any level.
Hochul invoked God, struck a Jesus Christ pose, and urged her “apostles” to go out and get people vaccinated.
She even wore her rosary beads, er … Her ‘vaxed’ necklace whilst preaching.
Thousands of NY’s healthcare workers are being fired due to Hochul’s vaccine mandate. Intoxicated with power, she thinks so highly of herself & her new position Hochul says she’s our new intermediary to the highest religious powers in the universe & declared NYers her Apostles. pic.twitter.com/SwnonfUOtt
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) September 29, 2021
“God did answer our prayers,” Hochul said at a Brooklyn megachurch last Sunday. “He made the smartest men and women — the scientists, the doctors, the researchers — he made them come up with a vaccine!”
She added that “we must say, ‘Thank you, God! Many thanks!’”
Speaking in a tone you’d expect to encounter at a daycare, Hochul then suggested people not getting the vaccine are unintelligent.
“All of you — yes, I know you’re vaccinated, you’re the smart ones — but you know there’s people out there who aren’t listening to God and what God wants. … You know who they are,” she told the church.
“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! They love one another!’”
Love each other – except those stupid unvaccinated people.
Love each other – except those nurses who don’t adhere to their so-called oath.
It’s not that New Yorkers who want to make their own decisions on the vaccine are ignorant, it’s that the people in power truly are.
Hochul is Exhibit A.
The governor fails to recognize the natural immunity of many people who have been infected by COVID-19.
Marty Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, writes in The Washington Post that “more than 15 studies have demonstrated the power of immunity acquired by previously having the virus.”
Hochul is still adamant that those individuals should be made to take the jab, or risk losing their job. That’sUnspeakable
To increase antibody protection, the vaccine can be added to natural immunity. There’s no reason to stop here. What’s to say these health care workers shouldn’t also be forced to get a booster? Two boosters, perhaps? Or two boosters? What will be the boundary?
Hochul also ignores people with valid medical concerns who believe the vaccine might increase them.
And she’s unfairly targeting the black and Latino community with the vaccine mandate. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly 40% and 45% respectively of Blacks and Latinos have been at least partially immunized as of mid August. That compares with 50% for whites.
Hochul’s vaccine mandate will disproportionately affect the minority community to a greater extent. That’sUnspeakable
NY’s vaccine mandate has everything to do with power and nothing to do with science or empathy for fellow citizens.
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