Remember the baseline: In order to retain their Marxist ideological objectives, radical leftists must always pretend not to know things. Part of the process of ‘not knowing' is making up things that are exactly the opposite....
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a press conference today as hundreds of police officers will likely be fired effective tomorrow for not taking the mandated COVID vaccine. At the beginning of the video segment below, in an effort to explain her position, Mayor Lightfoot claims that vaccinated people in Chicago cannot carry and/or transmit the COVID-19 virus. WATCH (first two minutes):
The policy of the mayor is grounded in a claim that is totally and utterly refuted by all science. Vaccinated people carry, transmit and shed the SARS-CoV-2 virus just like non-vaccinated people. Actually, there is scientific evidence that vaccinated people who contract the virus (so called "breakthrough cases") factually end up with a much higher viral load, and shed the virus at a much higher rate than non-vaccinated persons.
As a result, a genuine public health policy would be the exact opposite of what Lightfoot is claiming. If you wanted to keep exposure to the virus at a minimum for those in the public who encounter first-responders, it would actually be better policy to have first-responders be unvaccinated. The unvaccinated are less of a risk to the general population by a factual outcome of their carrying/shedding less virus.
In another policy maneuver to force the police to get vaccinated, "Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown said that those officers who do choose to retire rather than follow City Hall's orders "may be denied retirement credentials." (link) Chicago police officials made it clear on Thursday that officers who refused to comply with the city's mandate risk being disciplined or fired.