Will not comply

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Vaccine mandates are still creating havoc, but there have been more signs of non-compliance and people putting up a fight. The governors of Alaska and Florida have said they’ll happily recruit police officers who have been fired over mandates. Workers in New York City have staged protests. The NY Fire Department has shuttered 26 firehouses and sanitation services are unable to keep up with garbage collection due to lack of staff. American Airlines has blamed “inclement weather” and staff shortages for 1400 flight cancellations over the weekend… Didn’t Southwest already try that one?

Rapper Ice Cube reportedly turned down $9m in pay, after declining to be vaccinated to appear in a comedy for Sony. Talk show host, Dan Bongino has shut down his radio program, after his employer mandated that his staff be inoculated. Us the Chillizen ek-spoz’d pointed out that northwards, in Canada, people are organizing and resisting mandates. The Royal Canadian Mounties gained 50,000 signatures in under a week from police, health care workers, military, and first responders when they released an open letter challenging mandatory vaxxing. Red State is reporting that one employee’s brave stance has inspired others to speak up at the technology company Siemens. 

And perhaps the strangest of all, members of Black Lives Matter (NY chapter) have protested mandates, in support of Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving, who will not be allowed to play unless he is vaccinated. Suffice it to say, for those of us who think it is wrong for anyone to be coerced to take these vaccines, you are definitely not alone. Pray for each other – this is a tough time for many.

Not even a paper tiger

The “no jab, no job” juggernaut continued last week, with layoffs in many businesses, as we reported. But could it all be a fiction? Joy Pullman wrote at The Federalist that President Biden’s vaccine mandate is just a press release and has no real authority. Her piece is well worth reading and considering.

While the Biden administration is threatening “dishonorable discharge” for military personnel who won’t take a COVID vaccine, there are encouraging displays of sense emerging in the white noise. An L.A. sheriff says he won’t enforce vaccine mandates because he can’t afford to lose officers. Southwest Airlines has cancelled 1,800 flights, raising speculation that there is a “sickout” protest over mandates.

Meanwhile, a village in Guatemalan village captured and ousted medical teams sent to vaccinate them. Villagers destroyed the vaccines and blockaded the road.