Detroit Protests outside at Henry Ford Health System hospitals on Saturday by those who feel the new vaccine mandate goes beyond the norm.
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The rallies for health workers in Metro Detroit were not to celebrate the work in overcoming the coronavirus, but to push for a possible greater spread by fighting the mandate to complete all Henry Ford Health System employees by September 10.
While some protesters were frontline workers, most were not, protesting the vaccine as a dangerous new type of COVID spread.
Protests erupted in Detroit, Clinton Township, West Bloomfield and Wyandotte.
The protest at Detroit’s main Henry Ford Hospital was attended by GOP candidate for governor Ryan Kelly, who promoted the rally on social media.
Kelly was reported to the FBI about the storming of the US Capitol on January 6 after activists claimed to have identified him in photos of the deadly riots. Kelly denies entering the building.
The protests against vaccination come in the name of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and alarms have been raised about the highly contagious delta strain that is now spreading in all 50 states, sparking a new wave of cases — including here in Michigan. Full vaccination coverage stopped at 53%.
Henry Ford Health System issued the following statement:
Only two of Metro Detroit’s health care systems have mandatory vaccines – Henry Ford and Trinity Healthcare. Other big names, like Beaumont and Michigan Medicine, haven’t said if they will follow suit.
Nationally, the US has seen an average of more than 26,000 new cases of COVID in the past week – a 67% increase from the previous week.
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