Federal judge blocks N.Y. from enforcing vaccine mandate for health care workers

Federal judge blocks N.Y. from enforcing vaccine mandate for health care workers

[Ed. – It’s a temporary injunction, but at least will require the state to engage the issue and offer real arguments and evidence in court.  It’s a start.]

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of New York from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated after a group of health care workers sued, saying their Constitutional rights were violated.

Judge David Hurd in Utica issued the order Tuesday after 17 health professionals, including doctors and nurses, claimed that their rights were violated with a vaccine mandate that disallowed religious exemptions.

The judge gave New York state until Sept. 22 to respond to the lawsuit in federal court in Utica.

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