New York firefighters call in sick, protest vaccine mandate. / IMAGE: ABCNY via YouTube More than 2,000 New York City firefighters reportedly have taken medical leave as part of a “sickout” in protest of the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to The Hill .
New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Monday that medical leave requests have “spiked” since the city first unveiled the mandate, which went into effect this week. About 700 people have called out sick per day, he said, noting that, normally, only about 200 people call out sick per day.
Out of the department’s 350 units, 18 were out of service on Monday, Nigro added.
“Our fire officers’ union is not participating in this medical leave … but our firefighters most definitely are,” he said this week. “I asked them to rethink this, to remember their oath of office.”
The fire fighters’ union, Uniformed Firefighters Association, has denied organizing an official “sickout,” but reiterated that workers will continue to push back until the mandate is revoked.
“By the commissioners own admission, the majority of members on sick leave are unvaccinated,” the union’s president, Andrew Ansbro, said on Twitter. “They would not be working because they were sent […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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