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NEW YORK (LifeSiteNews) — Led by leftist Mayor Eric Adams, New York City has fired over 1,750 city employees, including police officers, firefighters, transportation workers, and Department of Education staffers, because they refused to get the experimental, abortion-tainted COVID-19 vaccines.
The mayor’s office told the New York Post on July 23 that 1,752 municipal employees in total have been forced out of their jobs due to their vax status, an increase of more than 200 since the city’s last update in March.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 23, 2022
The Post noted that in February, Adams had terminated the employment of 1,430 city workers who refused to get the shots, including 914 Department of Education staff members, 36 personnel with the New York Police Department, and 25 New York Fire Department employees.
In March, another 101 workers were pushed out of their jobs, the outlet reported.
The mayor’s office had failed to release further official numbers since March, until its Saturday confirmation to the Post that the number of fired employees had risen to over 1,750. A breakdown of the most recent firings by department was not published, the outlet noted.
The Post further pointed out that in addition to the 1,752 employees who have been fired for their stand against the COVID mandate, over 6,000 city workers are still awaiting a response after applying for medical or religious exemptions.
Adams had become the Empire State’s mayor in November 2021, taking over from former Mayor Bill de Blasio who had enforced crippling COVID restrictions on New Yorkers, including crackdowns on church services.
De Blasio’s successor has similarly enforced rigid COVID rules since his inauguration, drawing criticism for his city’s ongoing school mask mandate that required toddlers to mask up throughout long school days.
Adams also faced outcry after his office opted to grant COVID jab exceptions to professional athletes while forcing public employees, including law enforcement officers, to get the shot or get out of their jobs, LifeSiteNews previously reported.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees and others come despite the fact that even public health “experts” and agencies that gunned for COVID jab mandates have long acknowledged the experimental shots don’t stop transmission of or infection with the virus.