Monday, November 1, 2021

Front-Line Responders Bucking Vaccine Mandates are Modern Paul Reveres; 26 FDNY Firehouse Companies Out of Service Over Vaccine Mandate Staff Shortage, and other C-Virus related stories

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Front-line responders bucking vaccine mandates are modern Paul Reveres:
Thousands upon thousands of first responders, backed by their union leaders, are resisting coronavirus vaccine mandates, refusing to cave to what they characterize as an unconstitutional and immoral intrusion of government into personal choice.
These are today’s American heroes. They’re the Paul Reveres of modern time, riding madly across the land to warn of impending dangers, i.e. wars on liberty.
Their fight is the right fight. Their rebellion is a moral cause. And if it means police departments lose manpower, and fire departments fall short on staff, and paramedic and hospital and medical clinic services go dark because of lack of workers? Well then, so be it.
Fights for freedom always bring uncomfortable consequences. But without the brave fighters who are willing to endure the uncomfortable consequences and pay the oft-steep prices, the enemies of freedom win.
From Mike Solan, president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, on that city’s vaccine mandate for city residents: “[It’s] unreasonable [and void of common sense.”
From John Catanzara, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s demand for all city workers to be vaccinated or stay home: No.
“At Least 150 State Police Members Resigning Over [Gov. Charlie] Baker’s Vaccine Mandate: Union,” NBC 10 in Boston reported. And that’s added to the already short-staffed state police levels, the city’s union reported. --->READ MORE HERE
Daniel William McKnight
26 FDNY firehouse companies out of service over vaccine mandate staff shortage
The FDNY shuttered 26 fire companies citywide on Saturday due to staff shortages caused by the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to furious elected officials, who ripped the move as “unconscionable” — and warned it could have catastrophic consequences.
The shutdown came amid a pitched battle between City Hall, which on Monday will start enforcing a mandate that all city workers have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and jab-resisting firefighters, many reportedly saying they were already sick with the coronavirus and therefore have “natural immunity.”
Nicole Malliotakis (R-SI, Brooklyn) said 26 companies shuttered — five in her district — and laid the blame on Mayor de Blasio.
“If someone dies due to a slower emergency response, it’s on Bill de Blasio and his overreaching mandates. I hope this fool fixes it ASAP!” she tweeted. Some residents rallied outside of the Ladder Company 149 in Dyker Heights to support the firefighters.
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said the department “has not closed any firehouses.
Irresponsible bogus sick leave by some of our members is creating a danger for New Yorkers and their fellow Firefighters,” Nigro said. “They need to return to work or risk the consequences of their actions.”
No borough or neighborhood was spared, with the shuttered companies ranging from Engine Co. 55 in lower Manhattan, to Engine Co. 234 in Crown Heights, to Engine Co. 231 in Brownsville. Others included Ladder Co. 128 in Long Island City and Engine Co. 158 and Ladder Co. 78 on Staten Island, according to information provided by Malliotakis and Councilman Joe Borelli (R-SI), who cited the Uniformed Firefighters Association. Borelli said the list of 26 came from a FDNY alert dispatched to members. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories and resources:

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Navy has yet to approve any religious exemptions a month before COVID-19 vaccine deadline

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WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

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