Well, 9% is higher than 0%. I guess.
New York is for sure doomed though.
Not that it wasn’t already.
Opposition to vaccine mandates fueled by rightwing politicians and media figures led to protests in New York this week, with firefighters and police officers prominent in crowds at City Hall and Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor.
Fire officials previously said they were prepared to close up to 20% of fire companies and see 20% fewer ambulances in operation. The department also planned to change schedules, cancel vacations and seek non-fire department emergency medical service providers.
Today's vaccine mandate protest in NYCpic.twitter.com/2bovk64bUF
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) October 29, 2021
— Bethany Cherisse (@BethanyCherisse) October 29, 2021
Officials said 9% of the whole municipal workforce remained unvaccinated after the Friday deadline.
But the percentage of workers with at least one dose rose considerably as the deadline loomed. On Saturday night, authorities said 91% of city workers had received at least one dose, up from 83% on Friday and 76% on Thursday.
Workers who did not abide by the requirement were due to be placed on unpaid leave from Monday, potentially spurring staffing shortages across departments.
The police vaccination rate stood at 84%, officials said. Asked about the plan for dealing with a potential staff shortfall, an NYPD spokesman said in an email on Sunday: “We will be prepared for any changes in personnel due to the mandate.”
It will be so beautiful if all of these people just die.