The Battle in Maine Continues as Vaccine Mandates Threaten Major Loss of Health Care & First Responder Professionals

The Battle in Maine Continues as Vaccine Mandates Threaten Major Loss of Health Care & First Responder Professionals

By Laurie Dobson with Gail Geraghty

Healthcare workers have been waging to stop Gov. Mills from requiring them to get the Covid-19 vaccine.  Meanwhile, the first responders, working within the state’s Emergency Management System, have already been plagued by a shortage of volunteers and trained EMTs. As of midnight Friday, under the deadline for the state’s emergency rulemaking for healthcare workers - EMTs, Paramedics, ambulance drivers, volunteer firefighters, and police also faced the decision to either get the jab or leave their profession.  

Vaccine or Out—No Compromise 

In response, many have quit. Or been “expelled”, or fired. Some have already been removed just for questioning forcing mandates on all Mainers.

Their refusal to submit to the vaccine mandate will most certainly exacerbate the EMS shortage that has been ongoing since the pandemic began. It will add precious minutes, perhaps hours, to response times to accidents and life-threatening medical emergencies. 

In some counties, observers say, small town EMS providers may not be able to respond at all to 911 calls. 

This was put in the spotlight Friday night as Tucker Carlson discussed the ...

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