GOP lawmakers urge DC Well being Dept. to walk back danger to revoke medical licenses of firefighters, EMS

A group of Dwelling Republicans have sent a letter to the Washington, D.C. Overall health Division asking them to stroll back the danger of revoking health-related licenses of firefighters and EMS staff who really don’t post to a coronavirus vaccination.

In the letter, Republican Reps. Andy Harris, Madison Cawthorn, Jeff Duncan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Ronny Jackson urged the overall health department in the nation’s cash to allow for exemptions to crisis staff who select to be unvaccinated and to back down on a risk to acquire clinical licenses from those who haven’t complied by September 30.
 

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Jackson and Harris are both of those professional medical medical professionals. 

“Alternatively than carry on with the blanket COVID-19 vaccine mandate currently slated to acquire effect at the end of the month, we urge you to amend the policy to enable exceptions for men and women demonstrating present normal immunity and also counsel you contemplate implementing a normal tests routine as an choice to vaccination,” the letter reads.

The Republicans reveal in the letter that the likely reduction of unexpected emergency staff could pose a menace to the safety of citizens in the district.

Protestors gathered outside Gracie Mansion Thursday morning to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio's vaccine mandate. 

Protestors collected outside Gracie Mansion Thursday early morning to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate. 
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“As Customers of Congress who have to often travel to and get the job done in Washington, D.C. we are anxious with the impact COVID-19 vaccination guidelines introduced by your office environment could have on crisis services in the district, specially among D.C. Fire and Unexpected emergency Clinical Products and services (FEMS),” the letter states. “Failure to amend the at present prepared plan is probably to develop a staffing crisis for accredited overall health pros in the District, which incorporates firefighters and other very first responders. Such a staffing shortage, in addition to making a individual hardship for these courageous community servants, would represent a direct risk to the general public wellbeing and basic safety of D.C.”

Conveying that pure immunity from the coronavirus is appreciably more robust than vaccine immunity, in accordance to several experiments, the Republicans mentioned they “respectfully urge” the D.C. Overall health Department  “to quickly amend the COVID-19 overall health treatment workers vaccine mandate to exempt FEMS employees who can supply evidence of natural immunity and to take into account making it possible for the unvaccinated to carry on their work topic to schedule COVID-19 screening.”

FILE – In this March 3, 2021 file photo, a vial of the Johnson &amp Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is exhibited at South Shore College Clinic in Bay Shore, N.Y. U.S. overall health advisers are conference Friday, Oct. 15, to deal with who needs boosters of Johnson &amp Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine and when. Advisers to the Food items and Drug Administration also will examine details suggesting that booster of a competing brand may possibly supply much better safety. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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The D.C. Health and fitness Section did not instantly react to a ask for for remark from Fox News.

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