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U.S. Supreme Court rejects religious challenge to New Y...

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New York vaccine mandates

U.S. Supreme Court rejects religious challenge to New York vaccine mandate

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By Reuters
13 Dec 2021 6

Dec 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to New York's refusal to allow religious exemptions to its mandate that certain healthcare workers in the state be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Acting in two cases, the justices denied emergency requests for an injunction requiring the state to allow religious exemptions while litigation over the mandate’s legality continues in lower courts.

Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have granted the injunction. (Reporting by Andrew Chung in New York; Editing by Will Dunham)

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    • Yes …but did you notice there were three ALL MALE white supremacist justices, including one in real blackface … who would have granted the injunction !

    • Equating vaccine mandates and thw Apartheid governments endorsement of conscientious objection is a wee bit of a stretch. Acceptance of CO application was not a forgone conclusion. One had to apply to a board who reviewed your statement and application. Denial meant jail, acceptance meant 3 to 6 years community service (dependent on how much military service you may have completed). Vaccine mandates are necessary because there is no reasonable or rational basis for objection. Having said that I am sympathetic as the misinformation and disinformation is convincing and is tied up in a wider agenda. Plus the pharmaceutical companies have not inspired confidence with their strategies of greed. But all I can say is that I am glad the resistance to vaccine mandates was not around in the 70s else I would be worrying about my kids getting small pox, yellow fever and polio.

  • Interesting how anti-vaxxer are anti – abortion which blows a hole in their ‘my body, my choice’ argument. If they don’t believe in vaccines, then forego antibiotics and other medicines too. The anti-vax position is a toxic mix of ignorance, extreme politics and selfishness. I support mandates for the common good.

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