New York ends COVID jab mandate for health care workers, but legal fight isn’t over yet
By Ethan Huff // Sep 26, 2023

Beginning on October 4, health care workers in New York will no longer be required to get "vaccinated" for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to continue working.

A highly controversial jab mandate in the Empire State that resulted in thousands of health care workers being fired or quitting will be lifted, we are happy to report, thanks to a lawsuit sponsored by Children's Health Defense (CHD), a project of 2024 presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Because New York state may still seek sanctions against said workers for alleged past violations, CHD is warning that the fight is still long from over, despite this small victory.

The attorney general's office in New York confirmed, as well as informed the New York Supreme Court about, the change in an announcement undoing the longstanding mandate, which was created following the launch of Operation Warp Speed back in late 2020.

(Related: The latest COVID "booster" shot is not a booster at all, but rather an entirely new vaccine injection, according to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.)

COVID jab and mask mandates being overturned in case after case

In case you missed it, CHD originally sponsored the suit against the state of New York on Oct. 20, 2022, after it was filed by a group of medical practitioners who were directly impacted in a negative way by the mandate.

Along with several other plaintiffs, including two doctors, a nurse, a radiologic technologist, and a medical laboratory specialist, the group is seeking a remedy from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul, and Mary T. Bassett, the state's health commissioner.

"This is a tremendous victory for the healthcare workers and for medical freedom in general, but also for the people of New York who have been deeply impacted by the massive shortage that occurred because of this mandate," commented Sujata Gibson, the plaintiffs' attorney.

"Thirty-four thousand healthcare professionals had to leave the field, and we have all been impacted by their absence. While this victory is significant, the fight is not over. People suffered enormously because of this mandate and justice needs to be done so that they can be made whole."

On January 13, the court sided with the plaintiffs and struck down the mandate, declaring it "null, void, and of no effect," further alleging that the NYSDOH "blatantly violated the boundaries of its authority as set forth by the legislature."

The state quickly appealed this decision and won a stay against it, which effectively reinstated the mandate, affecting an estimated 34,000 health care workers across the Empire State.

That stay, according to Gibson, devastated the lives of thousands of health care workers across New York who were barred from working because they had either been suspended or terminated for refusing to get jabbed for the Fauci Flu.

Just minutes before the plaintiffs were set to begin oral arguments at a hearing back in May, Jonathan Hitsous, an attorney representing the state, announced New York's intention to repeal the mandate voluntarily.

"Repealing a mandate is a lengthy process requiring a public comment period and hearings," CHD reports. "Hitsous told the court the state's health department would no longer enforce the mandate during that process."

"The documents submitted to the court Tuesday showed that during the public comment period, the NYSDOH received only one comment about the proposed repeal, which was from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene."

It turns out that one single comment urged the NYSDOH not to repeal the mandate and to instead amend it to require personnel to be either "up to date" with the government-demanded COVID jab schedule or else wear a "well-fitting mask" at all times while on the job.

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