New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday night declared a state of emergency to address potential staff shortages as a result of a statewide vaccination order for health care workers.
“Last night,” the Democrat governor said Wrote On Tuesday, Twitter said, “I have taken bold steps and signed an executive order that will address potential staff shortages in our hospitals and other healthcare centers across New York State.”
“My wish is that those who are outside work in their jobs, work safely among them,” he said at a news conference in the Bronx on Monday. “All other health care workers who have been vaccinated also know that those they work with will not get sick.”
It has not been suggested why Hochul was vaccinated against Kovid-1 against why anyone would be at higher risk of getting sick than not being vaccinated. Some studies have shown that fully vaccinated people can be infected with the virus, although federal health officials have strongly stated that the vaccine protects against serious illness and hospitalization.
Over the weekend, Hochul said he would instruct the National Guard to replace potential healthcare workers who have been fired or fired from their jobs because of their vaccination status. Her office has also raised the possibility of hiring approved nurses from other states and other countries, or those who are retired.
The New York State Department of Health last month issued an order requiring all health care workers in the state to receive at least one Covid-1 vaccine by September 27. New York is not vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
As the deadline expired on Monday night, critics noted that the dismissal or suspension of thousands of potential health workers in the midst of the epidemic could be counterproductive. Earlier this month, a federal judge in Albany temporarily ordered New York State officials to grant religious exemptions for ordering vaccines for health care workers.
Several hospitals in New York have confirmed to Reuters that the process of terminating or suspending workers began on Monday, and some have said that elective surgery will be suspended.
Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center has suspended elective inpatient surgery and stopped receiving intensive care patients from other hospitals as it prepares to lay off hundreds of unvaccinated employees, spokesman Peter Cutler told the media. Cutler said the decision to reduce some operations would inconvenience patients and cause financial loss to the hospital, adding that the procedures bring in about 1 1 million per week.
“We had to decide where we could temporarily make some changes to ensure that other areas of services were affected as little as possible,” Cutler said. “Financially, it’s a big deal.”
The head of NYC Health + Hospital in New York City, Dr. Mitchell Katz told a news conference that 5,000 of the hospital’s 43,000 employees did not receive the vaccine.
Reuters assisted in compiling this report.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times