Like all of his Republican counterparts, Bronson opposes masks and vaccine mandates as they mess with private freedom, public well being be damned.
“The non-public option to vaccinate or not is as much as the person particular person,” Bronson instructed the Anchorage Daily News. He added:
“I cannot mandate that companies require their workers to vaccinate,” Bronson mentioned. “The Municipality won’t adjust to this directive of the President that can invite countless litigation; this can be a apparent try to shift the nationwide focus from President Biden’s devastating failure in Afghanistan, and we won’t violate the privateness and impartial healthcare choices of our residents within the course of.”
In line with reporting from Alaska Public Radio, physicians from Alaska’s largest hospitals met on September 14 to debate new masks mandates. Bronson and an meeting member from Eagle River, Alaska, held their very own assembly on Sept. 18 to listen to from well being care employees who declare they’d moderately lose their jobs than get a vaccine—a risk that’s broadly reported, however according to a survey conducted by The Conversation, not often carried out. In actual fact, 63% of employees surveyed mentioned that “a vaccine mandate would make them really feel safer.”
In the meantime, Alaska’s well being care system is tumbling right into a freefall. Final week, the state was compelled to adopt crisis care, a way through which hospitals should ration care to alleviate workers and assets.
Jared Kosin, head of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Residence Affiliation, told Alaska Public Radio that hospital staffing shortages have been taking place lengthy earlier than vaccine mandates, and he calls the mayor’s feedback harmful. “From all hospitals and nursing properties which can be coping with this, I’ve not heard a single concern that there’s going to be a mass exodus of workers over these necessities,” he mentioned.
Bronson has a darkish historical past of claiming harmful and unfounded issues. In a 2013 article written for joemiller.us, Bronson notoriously claimed that “Adolph Hitler was not at all times a tyrant.” Including that “[Hitler] gave his countrymen hope for higher future whereas he returned to them their satisfaction of their homeland, the satisfaction they so passionately desired.”
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