Small social media poll shows most people are against mandated vaccines
A tiny poll taken on Twitter from August 22, 2021 results show that more people are against mandated vaccinations.
TBZ asked Tweeters to vote yes or no on the question: Do you think all state workers and teachers should be mandated to get fully vaccinated by October 18th or lose their jobs?
The results of the 26 votes are in.
Yes got 7.7% of the votes, but No got a resounding 92.3% of the vote.
I would say from this small segment of people reading the poll that the mandated vaccinations is a very unpopular idea that many thousands across the state have literally rallied against.
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TBZ reached out to the governor's office with questions about the mandated vaccinations on 8/23/2021 but has not gotten a response.
Questions asked were:
1) Do you have plans for providing a safety net for fired state, health and school employees who won't get the vaccine by Oct. 18th? Will you change your mind seeing that there have been so many coming out against the mandate?
2) How have you prepared to deal with the growing number of Washingtonians sick with the Delta Variant in hospitals today? Is there a need for more medical personnel or will they be able to handle the load of new patients?
3) What are you plans down the line if the virus continues to spread and maybe develop new variants with people still refusing to become vaccinated? Such as, will there be legal action taken against those people, for example? What will your actions be after the Delta variant spreads over the coming weeks or months with people refusing the vaccination?
4) What other comments do you have?
Mandating vaccinations among many thousands of Washington residents considered "essential workers" without a plan for the fallout of so many of these people being terminated from their jobs seems reckless as it would appear that there will be less essential workers available working in the highly contagious Delta virus theatre. And at a time when they are needed the most.
Causing more homelessness in an already overburdened homeless crisis is not a good answer for the state. On top of this, services for housing and other social services will stretch thin whatever services are already available for this onslaught of newly unemployed people being punished for not taking the jab.
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