Amid a rash of shootings and assaults in San Francisco, California, the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SFSO) warned that hundreds of officers will resign or retire if they are forced to receive the CCP virus vaccine (COVID-19), Fox News reported.
The announcement comes in response to news that the city of San Francisco is requiring all public employees to be vaccinated by Sept. 15.
“The problem we are faced with now is the strict San Francisco Mandate which is vaccinate or be terminated,” wrote the union in a statement posted on Facebook on Friday, Aug. 6.
“If deputy sheriffs are forced to vaccinate a percentage of them will retire early or seek employment elsewhere,” added the letter.
The union also stated that for those officers who do not wish to be vaccinated, continuing to wear masks should be sufficient.
“Approximately 160 out 700 Deputy Sheriffs [that] are not vaccinated prefer to mask and test weekly instead of being vaccinated due to religious and other beliefs,” the post continues. “Currently, the staffing at the SFSO is at the lowest it has ever been due to the past 9-month applicant testing restriction placed on the Sheriff’s Office by the Mayor.”
“San Francisco cannot afford to lose any more deputy sheriffs or any first responders. If they retire early or quit this will affect public safety even more”. concluded the press release.
Last month, the city announced that all 35,000 public employees must be vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus by Sept. 15, or else risk dismissal.
The city’s Human Resources Department policy chief, Mawuli Tugbenyoh, clarified that while religious and medical exemptions are allowed, those who claim them could still face “repercussions ranging up to dismissal,” Fox News reported.
In addition, the White House announced plans to impose mandatory vaccinations on all 4.2 million federal employees.
In response, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), which represents more than 220,000 postal workers, expressed its rejection.
“While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a July 28 statement.
Because of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, the federal government and some states want to re-impose the use of masks, in addition to requiring vaccination.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) expressed concern about the possibility of going back on some measures and warned about the liberals’ intention to live in a “perpetual pandemic.”
“Make no mistake—the threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.” McCarthy tweeted.
Beyond the fact that some people don’t want to get vaccinated because of their religion or other medical reasons, there are many citizens who are hesitant because they fear that experimental vaccines are unsafe and will cause serious adverse effects, as they are already seeing.
According to data from VAERS, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, so far the number of reported deaths and injuries totals 545,338 cases, with 12,366 vaccine-associated deaths and 14,251 cases of permanent disability.
Every Friday, VAERS makes public the vaccine injury reports received by the system as of Friday of the previous week.