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NYC Ends Vaccine Mandate for City Employees

Bridget Mulroy
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New York City is officially ending the vaccine mandate. During the global health crisis, New Yorkers working within healthcare and certain service industries were mandated [by the state of New York] to make the decision: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. The mandate forced hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers out of a job.

Following a Supreme Court ruling ordering the state of New York to pay backpay to the employees forced to leave their jobs during the health crisis, the state has officially pulled back the laws forcing all state employees and healthcare workers to be vaccinated.

Millions of healthcare workers, state employees, civilians, and children were subjected to not one, not two, but three or more rounds of the various vaccines, only to now be told it’s no longer being enforced. 

The irony strikes when New Jersey-based chemical manufacturer, Merck, located in Rahway, issued a report linking a drug produced by the company to treat the virus that had adversely caused mutations of the virus.

Healthcare professionals then came forward declaring the medication they were instructed to prescribe to patients afflicted by the virus was not FDA-approved and had “no reliable evidence that it should be used for the treatment of” the virus."

Now, New York is repealing the state-wide mandate that enforced it.

Regardless, Mayor Adams is saying the mandate is being repealed because so many employed New Yorkers were vaccinated, and such a large percentage of citizens had followed through on it…

“With more than 96 percent of city workers and more than 80 percent of New Yorkers having received their primary Covid-19 series and more tools readily available to keep us healthy, this is the right moment for this decision.” – Mayor Eric Adams, New York City

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