Members of the National Guard could help fill any gaps that arise in New York state's health care workforce due to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, New York's governor said.
"I will be signing an executive order to give me the emergency powers necessary to address the shortages where they occur," New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Monday. "That's going to allow me to deploy the National Guard who are medically trained," as well as retirees who have had a license lapse, and workers from elsewhere.
A recent news release noted that as of Sept. 22, 84% of hospital employees in the Empire State had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Around 16%, or 72,000 individuals, had not been fully vaccinated, according to Fox Business.
No doubt the new “Ruler” of New York thinks that if she issues an executive order to be vaccinated, all the health care workers will salute and roll up their sleeves for the jab. Well many of the heroes who worked tirelessly to save lives over the past year, have made the choice not to be vaccinated and will be fired. So Madam Governor is now faced with a health care crisis and is calling in the National Guard to fill the void. Go luck to the hospital patients who will suffer the consequences of this stupidity. These emergency powers being invoked by power hungry politicians need to be repealed.