Friday, September 17, 2021

Federal judge blocks New York state health care worker vaccination mandate

A federal judge on Tuesday granted an emergency injunction preventing New York state from implementing a new CCP (Communist Party of China) virus vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

Seventeen medical health professionals asked the court to order the enforcement of New York’s mandate that then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on August 16. Vaccination for COVID-19 should be continued for essential workers in hospitals and employing long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, adult care facilities and other collective care settings.

The plaintiffs, including doctors, nurses, a medical technician, and a physician’s liaison, were facing termination, loss of hospitalization privileges, and the destruction of their careers, unless they continued to practice their religious beliefs. In contrast to do not consent to vaccination with vaccines, the lawsuit argued.

According to court documents, their religious beliefs compelled the plaintiffs to “deny vaccination with available COVID-19 vaccines, all of which employ aborted embryonic cell lines in their testing, development or production”.

Health care workers argued that the vaccine mandate would eliminate protections for conscientious religious beliefs under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, even though the former state health order had provided similar protection just days earlier. Specifically, he argued that the mandate violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments, the Supremacy Clause and the Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

“What New York is attempting to do is evade an unconstitutional vaccine mandate,” Attorney Christopher Ferrara, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, said in a statement before the injunction was granted.

“And they are doing so knowing that many people have a serious religious objection to vaccines that were tested, developed, or tested with cell lines derived from aborted children.”

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The plaintiffs are identified in the trial only by pseudonyms because, as they say in the legal complaint, they are “humiliated” by the media, “parias who must be excluded from society unless against their will.” Vaccinations are not done.”

The new mandate “emerges in the context of an atmosphere of fear and irrationality in which untouchables are threatened to be reduced to a caste of untouchables if they do not consent to be injected … with vaccines that violate their religious beliefs.” are clearly not as effective as promised, and the risks of serious and even life-threatening side effects are known and increasingly elucidated.”

Judge David Hurd of the US District Court for the Northern District of New York, a Bill Clinton appointee, granted a temporary restraining order (PDF) on the morning of September 14 in the case. The lawsuit was brought against New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D).

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“Vaccine mandate is suspended” and the New York Department of Health is barred from “licensing, certification, residency, admitting privileges or taking any action, disciplinary or otherwise, against the other professional status or qualifications of any plaintiff.” Hurd orders states that seek or obtain a religious exemption from mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

Ferrara learned that the court injunction had been granted during a telephone interview by The Epoch Times.

Asked if he was happy with the decision, Ferrara laughed and said, “Are you kidding me?”

Mathew Vadum is an award-winning investigative journalist and a recognized expert on left-wing activism.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

Federal judge blocks New York state health care worker vaccination mandate
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