Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) announced Monday that she is deploying the New York National Guard to replace healthcare workers who will be fired after tonight for choosing to not take the COVID-19 jab.
Hochul has acknowledged that a large labor shortage will occur as a result of firing workers for not taking a COVID shot, seemingly deciding that enacting more emergency powers that allow for the hiring of both National Guard agents and presently unlicensed health workers will pick up the slack.
At an afternoon press conference, Hochul said that New York was “nation-leading” with a mandate set to take effect at midnight forcing health workers to get the COVID-19 jab and that she was signing another executive order to allow herself more power in dealing with the resulting labor shortages. “That’s going to allow me to deploy the National Guard, who are medically trained,” she said, as well as to deploy retired health workers “who may have had a license lapse.”