New York’s largest health provider just fired 1,400 for refusing vaccine
"But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36 ESV
Northwell Health, New York state’s largest health care provider, announced that 1,400 employees have been terminated for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to the Associated Press, The terminations represent less than 2% of the total workforce of Northwell, which runs 23 hospitals and more than 700 outpatient facilities across the state.
“Northwell believes that having a fully vaccinated workforce is an important measure in our duty to protect the health and safety of our staff, our patients, and the communities we serve,” company officials said in a statement Monday.
The officials said they regret losing any employees, adding that their goal was “to comply with the New York state mandate and to get people vaccinated, not to get people terminated.”
According to Forbes, A Northwell spokesperson said although it regrets losing employees due to the mandate, having a fully vaccinated workforce is “an important measure in our duty to protect the health and safety of our staff, our patients and the communities we serve.”
Northwell’s vaccine policy requires both clinical and non-clinical staff to be immunized, which is a step beyond the state’s mandate. Last week, the hospital network fired roughly two dozen “unvaccinated leaders” for refusing to get their jab.
Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines.