Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Chicago caves, unwilling to fire predominantly black teachers and police officers/WTTW

With an impending COVID-19 vaccination deadline for employees, unvaccinated Chicago Public Schools teachers and staffers will be able to opt for weekly testing and continue working after this week.

CPS CEO Pedro Martinez on Wednesday said those who are not fully vaccinated by Friday’s deadline must consent to weekly testing, but will not be immediately barred from working, as had previously been threatened.

“Employees will not be barred from coming to work,” he said. “We’re going to just work with them to see where they’re at in the vaccination process, what hesitation they might have, what information we can give them … I feel fairly confident that we’re going to be ok.”...

The head of the Chicago police officers’ union has called on its members to defy the city’s requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave.

In the video posted online Tuesday and first reported on by the Chicago Sun-Times, Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara vowed to take Lightfoot’s administration to court if it tries to enforce the mandate, which requires city workers to report their vaccine status by the end of the work week.

Catanzara suggested if the city does enforce its requirement and many union members refuse to comply with it, “It’s safe to say that the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50% or less for this weekend coming up.”

Lightfoot on Wednesday said she “does not expect that to happen.”

“Our message is to the members, protect yourself, protect your partner, protect members of the public, get yourself vaccinated,” she said. “We don’t want to lose any more police officers for COV


Vetka said...

Can we use research info that there is huge load of viruses in noses of vax-ed and that's why to test only one group is discrimination?

Anonymous said...

I hope the employees and their unions know the cycle threshold being used on these tests. My guess is 37, which is too high. Beware of false positives.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I knew these mandates were largely a great, big bluff!

All power to those who have resisted their employer's vaccination - and testing - mandates.

To quote a Republican icon, "Just say no!"

Anonymous said...

This is good but the testing requirement needs to go to. Time to get back to normal. No masks, no testing, no social distancing, no vaccines, no passport. Freedom is what America is about.

Anonymous said...


Biden's vaccine mandate for companies nears as proposed rule sent to White House.

John said...

First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Somehow redress of grievances denied in merely 1st amendment of some piece of ink on mere paper often historically.

For Covid vaccines just say know, who somehow did this as Commander and Chief from who knows where in knows when 1980s as if not written or blank invisible?

None of these corporations have any liability for their products.
You can thank Ronald Reagan in 1986 for that.

No liability The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act NCVIA
Despite what you've heard about vaccines, online or in the mainstream media, when you drill down to the facts and data, the truth is hard to digest.

No liability. You cannot directly sue the drug companies vaccine makers if you or your children are injured or killed by vaccines. In the US, you must make claim in a special administrative vaccine court. The reward is capped at $250,000. Claims can take 8 years. About 66 percent of the claims are rejected due to budget constraints. Only about 1 percent of vaccine injuries are reported.

Because the vaccine makers and others who profit from vaccines have legal immunity, they can make false claims or parrot outright lies in their marketing and advertising campaigns. They know they can't be sued, because of a 1986 law passed by the US Congress and signed into law by Ronald Reagan.

Automobile companies can be sued for defective products causing injuries and deaths. Food companies can be sued for defective products causing injuries and deaths. For example, McDonald's was sued and lost $640,000 for serving scalding hot coffee Liebeck v. McDonald's Every company can be sued for defective products causing injuries and deaths, except the vaccines made by the drug companies. Again, because of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act NCVIA that protects the vaccine makers from liability. The courts have established, through monetary compensation, that vaccines cause autism, SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and various types of brain damages.

Because in the U.S. administrative vaccine court, you cannot obtain lawyers and experts to represent you or present your case for you.

The court decided that the MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine caused O.R. to have seizures and cardiac arrest left O.R. with a severe brain injury, encephalopathy, cortical vision impairment, truncal hypotonia low muscle tone, and kidney failure. O.R.'s family was represented by MCT Law attorneys. Similarly, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is looking to sue vaccine makers, not for product liability because vaccine makers have legal immunity from product liability. Mr. Kennedy is looking to sue vaccine makers for FRAUD. For example, Merck scientists have admitted that they used rabbit blood or rabbit blood mixed with human blood to obtain favorable lab results for Merck's MMR vaccine. Furthermore, the drug companies have exaggerated the effectiveness of their vaccines and fabricated vaccine safety information when they never performed standardized safety and efficacy studies.