Security Guards to Accompany Mobile Vaccination Units After Harassment by Anti-Vaxxers

  

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Via:  krishna  •  4 days ago  •  8 comments

By:   Thomas Kika

Security Guards to Accompany Mobile Vaccination Units After Harassment by Anti-Vaxxers
The incidents were the culmination of months of similar harassment and abuse leveled against the units

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Security guards will help protect workers at three mobile COVID vaccination units in Colorado's Jefferson County following an extended period of harassment and vandalism.

The arrangement will remain in place for the foreseeable future so that the county can continue hold vaccination events, according to  The Gazette , a local publication.

 According to Dr. Dawn Comstock, executive director for the agency, staff members had also been verbally harassed by members of the public on September 4.

The incidents were the culmination of months of similar harassment and abuse leveled against the units. In a particularly severe example, somebody throw lit fireworks into one of the tents a unit was working out of. All such incidents were reported to the local police, but the suspects had fled the scene before they could be taken into custody.

The agency "will not be intimidated out of its public health mission," Comstock said in a statement. "We've arranged additional security measures to keep staff safe and will be working with our law enforcement partners to assure these handful of extremists are not allowed to infringe on the rights of those who want to be vaccinated."


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Krishna
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Krishna    4 days ago

Security guards will help protect workers at three mobile COVID vaccination units in Colorado's Jefferson County following an extended period of harassment and vandalism

This is an issue of personal freedoms. IMO every individual has the right to get vaccinated...without have some crazies stopping them by force!

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Krishna    4 days ago

The incidents were the culmination of months of similar harassment and abuse leveled against the units. In a particularly severe example, somebody throw lit fireworks into one of the tents a unit was working out of. All such incidents were reported to the local police, but the suspects had fled the scene before they could be taken into custody.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
3  seeder  Krishna    4 days ago

The agency "will not be intimidated out of its public health mission," Comstock said in a statement. "We've arranged additional security measures to keep staff safe and will be working with our law enforcement partners to assure these handful of extremists are not allowed to infringe on the rights of those who want to be vaccinated."

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     4 days ago

WTF is wrong with these people. 

We have a couple of NT members that live in Colorado, I'd like to here their take on it.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
5  Paula Bartholomew    4 days ago

There needs to be a new federal law about this.  These anti vaxers need to face hefty fines and possible jail time if caught harassing the mobile units.  They don't want to take the vaccines, it is their funerals but they need to stay out of the way for people who are taking this pandemic seriously and want the vaccines.  Better yet, they need to just stay home and spare us them being around people they might harm.  I also hope that their employers find out what they are doing and send them packing.

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
6  bbl-1    4 days ago

The MAGA roam.  Prepare.

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
7  Tacos!    4 days ago

So we should let people have the freedom to not get vaccinated, but if someone else wants to get vaccinated, they should be terrorized? 

Is there something stronger we can say than “Fuck You?” Because that feels inadequate, somehow.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
7.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @7    2 days ago

I would add "and the horse you rode in on, twice on Sundays".  It sure was effective when I took down a traveling preacher (Leroy Jenkins) in front of a packed auditorium.  I also added a double bird salute.

 
 
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