Health & Environment, Politics, States

New York Admits Defeat on Covid Tyranny

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday scrapped a controversial state mandate that would have required all healthcare workers to get a coronavirus booster shot by Monday in order to avoid worsening staffing shortages.

The state health council approved the emergency edict last month when the COVID-19 omicron wage was still raging, despite complaints from nursing home industry officials that the mandate would worsen an already severe staffing shortage at many facilities by triggering firings.

Hochul and state Department of Health officials on Friday appeared to heed those warnings by rescinding the booster rule after meeting with health care industry officials. Read more…

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