A Massachusetts police union said on Friday that dozens of state troopers have resigned over a COVID vaccine mandate for state workers.
The mandate requires state workers to get the vaccine shot by October 17 or may face termination from their jobs.
A lawsuit was filed by The State Police Association of Massachusetts - a union that represents 1,800 officers - in an attempt to delay the mandate enforced by Republican Governor Charlie Baker. That suit was thrown out Thursday.
"Many of these troopers are going to be returning to their previous municipal police departments within the state that allow for regular testing and masks," union president Michael Cherven noted. "To date, dozens of troopers have already submitted their resignation paperwork."
What is angering is that not long ago police officers, nurses, teachers, paramedics and other frontline workers (including truck drivers) were being hailed as heroes as they carried out their duties without a vaccine being available -- and without anyone seeing them as some sort of societal threat.
Not anymore, which again shows you just how politicized the left has made this virus and the vaccine.
"Throughout COVID, we have been on the front lines protecting the citizens of Massachusetts and beyond," SPAM chief Cherven added.
"Simply put, all we are asking for are the same basic accommodations that countless other departments have provided to their first responders, and to treat a COVID related illness as a line of duty injury," he added.
However, Judge Jackie Cowin of the Massachusetts Supreme Court denied the request last week.
"Specifically, the public interest is, unquestionably, best served by stopping the spread of the virus, in order to protect people from becoming ill, ensure adequate supply of medical services, and curtail the emergence of new, deadlier variants of the virus," Cowin told the Daily Wire.
Only, the vaccine isn't doing that; there have been an increasing number of so-called 'breakthrough infections' in people who have been vaccinated. So what is the point of getting one? And remember when we were being told life would 'get back to normal' with the availability of the vaccine?How come COVID has become a vaccine mandate throughout society but flu vaccines haven't, though flu kills children and is a seasonal death threat? But it's not just police officers we're losing; nurses and teachers have lined up to refuse the vaccine as well. Yahoo News recently reported on one case involving Texas nurses: More than 100 staff members at Houston Methodist Hospital who were fired for refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19 appealed a judge’s ruling that sided with the hospital’s right to terminate their employment. “We are going to most likely go all the way up to the Supreme Court,” Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse and the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, which was enjoined by 117 former employees of the hospital. And in New York City, as many as 28,000 public school teachers and employees risk losing their jobs if they don't take the jab by an Oct. 1 deadline. So much for the left's chant, 'My body, my choice!' What hypocrites. Sources include: BizPacReview.com News.Yahoo.com DailyMail.co.uk