‘They Put Their Life at Risk’: Sen. Paul Decries Firing of Frontline Workers Over Vaccine Mandates

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Firefighters, nurses, and different alleged frontline workers are being fired oregon facing termination crossed the state for not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

That’s wrong, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says.

“It’s a large disservice to occurrence people—nurses, doctors, firemen, policemen—who enactment their beingness astatine hazard erstwhile determination was nary vaccine astatine all,” helium told NTD’s “The Beau Show.”

Officials successful New York City and different locales that person imposed vaccine requirements accidental they volition assistance alteration assemblage dispersed of the microorganism that causes COVID-19, though the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines against corruption has dropped sharply successful caller months.

“In presumption of COVID, we are 1 of the safest places successful America, due to the fact that we person 1 of the highest levels of vaccination,” Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, told reporters connected Wednesday.

Paul disagrees, peculiarly due to the fact that galore mandates deficiency opt-outs for those who person had COVID-19 and recovered. That means they person immoderate level of extortion against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, galore studies person shown.

“Many of them got COVID portion taking attraction of people. The doctors and nurses caught COVID from their patients. Most of them survived, fortunately. They present person immunity and each the science—102 studies—show that you person immunity if you’ve had the illness naturally,” helium told NTD.

NTD is portion of the Epoch Media Group.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges earthy immunity, oregon extortion bestowed by having COVID-19, but asserts adjacent those with it should get a vaccine for an other boost.

“We bash cognize that aft astir each infectious diseases, you person immoderate extortion from getting that corruption again, but we don’t truly cognize however agelong that lasts oregon however robust it is,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the agency’s head, told reporters connected Wednesday.

Critics reason those points are mostly the aforesaid for vaccines and enactment that galore of the studies suggest the level of extortion is akin to oregon adjacent superior to vaccination.

“What benignant of discriminatory policies bash we person successful spot that are excluding idiosyncratic similar maine from the workplace erstwhile I’m 99.8 percent protected against reinfection, whereas idiosyncratic who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, by the company’s ain information that they submitted to the FDA, is 67 percent protective against COVID infection?” Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who was suspended by the University of California, Irvine for not getting a vaccine, told The Epoch Times past month.

Paul, a doctor, said that “nothing’s perfect, but your immunity is arsenic bully arsenic the vaccine.”

“And there’s nary crushed for the authorities to beryllium mandating a vaccine, peculiarly connected radical who’ve already had the disease,” helium added.

Zachary Stieber

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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.

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