The fights over COVID vaccine mandates are here and not going away anytime soon. As a matter of fact, a growing number of Americans are standing up against vaccine mandates. In New York City right now, a group of businesses is suing Mayor Bill de Blasio over his citywide vaccine mandate.
The very clear purpose of vaccine mandates is to get Americans to take the COVID vaccine; however, this is backfiring. The more that politicians and the private sector roll out vaccine mandates, the more resistance arises in response.
On Wednesday, Chicago Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the arrival of a vaccine mandate for all city employees, beginning in October. This announcement triggered swift pushback from the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police.
Chicago Fraternal Order of Police on COVID vaccine mandates
This Chicago police union made it very clear that they’re not supportive of vaccine mandates. In a public statement, union president John Catanzara declared firmly that this will be an issue going forward.