Since Vaccination Became Mandatory, Many Have Faked It
One week after the vaccines became mandatory, hundreds of employees may have submitted fraudulent vaccination certificates in New York City. Officials claimed to vaccinate 93 percent of the population.
To make up for individuals who missed the Nov. 1 deadline, 97% of sanitation employees have been immunized.
At least 50 workers provided fake vaccination proof, according to a source from the Department of Sanitation.
However, the source alleges that CVS locations in Staten Island and Brooklyn were not providing the Johnson & Johnson immunization program.
The revelations elicited a variety of responses from New Yorkers.
“How do you go about getting something fake? It’s not even close to being fair. It’s imperative that you tell the truth,” one source told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner.
The Bronx resident Joel Espinosa said that “if you have to pay rent, if you truly need to put food on the table, then you’ve had to do what you’ve got to.”
“I believe it’s really disgusting. Just get the shot, is what I’m saying. “But at the same time, I don’t hold it against them,” one individual said.
“My office needed me to, so I took it,” one lady said. “It’s not fair to us,” says the author.
According to one individual, “lying is an issue in general.”
However, a DSNY official said the agency is “actively investigating”, and they will suspend without paying anyone who faked their vaccination.
There are other charges affecting the Fire Department of New York City.
According to the New York Post, they took the blank immunization cards from the Department of Health and Human Services vaccination locations and faked them.
The FDNY did not reply to a request for comment, and the firefighters union president informed CBS2 that no members are under investigation.
The city’s Department of Investigation reported that the department is aware of claims regarding fraudulent vaccination cards, but refuses to respond.
Even though 93% of municipal employees are vaccinated, many have obtained religious or medical exemptions. The New York Police Department has submitted the greatest number of applications – more than 6,000.
More than 50,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in only one city, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID cases are on the rise throughout the nation for the first time in two months, just as Thanksgiving is quickly approaching.
“There’s no doubt about it: we’re going to witness a rise in activity after the holidays.”
“People are fatigued right now, but we must maintain our vigilance,” former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in an interview.
Despite having one of the highest immunization rates in the country, Colorado is one of the country’s most severe hotspots for COVID-19.
To the dismay of the federal government, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has joined other state governors in making booster shots available to all adults.
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