Hospital Fires 100 Unvaccinated Employees Who Claimed Religious Exemption

Can you imagine a global pandemic so horrible that we can afford to fire health care workers?

This appears to be exactly what’s happening in the state of New York.

In NY, Kaleida Health has fired approximately 100 unvaccinated employees. These employees avoided the vaccine mandate due to religious exemption.

Kaleida Health released the following notice:

“In accordance with New York State’s vaccine mandate guidelines for healthcare personnel, Kaleida Health today terminated approximately 100 employees who had previously been granted a religious exemption and chose not to receive their initial vaccination dose by the State’s deadline of Sunday, December 5, 2021.”

“Combined with the previous vaccine mandate deadline in November, approximately 200 personnel have now been separated from the organization,” the statement added.

Kaleida Health is now postponing non-essential elective inpatient surgeries at Buffalo General Medical Center and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

New York is facing a reduction in workforce, a reduction in staffed beds, and a significant rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations across facilities.

Democrat-run New York City is also doubling down on instituting overly restrictive coronavirus-related policies.

It appears many Americans may choose to avoid the city altogether for the foreseeable future. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a new mandate that all private-sector employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Going a step further, New York City will be requiring proof of vaccination for indoor dining, fitness and entertainment, which includes children ages 5 to 11.

Kids will need to show proof of one vaccination in order to participate in “high-risk extracurricular activities,” such as sports, band, orchestra, and dance.

In an announcement, de Blasio cited the new omicron variant as a factor in the new requirements.

De Blasio failed to address how that the CEO of Moderna admits the coronavirus vaccine will likely not be effective against the omicron variant.

Stéphane Bancel told the Financial Times, “I think it’s going to be a material drop. I just don’t know how much because we need to wait for the data.”

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

“We in NYC have decided to use a preemptive strike to really do something bold to stop the further growth of COVID,” de Blasio said.

“We’re going to have other measures as well to focus on maximizing vaccinations quickly, so we can get ahead of omicron and all the other challenges we’re facing right now because of COVID,” de Blasio said.

In South Africa, a new variation has been identified as “Omicron” by World Health Organization officials. Joe Biden said the new variant is a “cause for concern, not a cause for panic.” In response, Joe Biden announced new travel restrictions on the country of South Africa despite previous comments that such bans by Trump were racist and xenophobic.

The new rules in NYC will go into effect soon.

“Get that shot by 12/14 for our youngest New Yorkers,” de Blasio’s press secretary tweeted.