14-Year News Anchor Out of a Job After She Refuses to Take Coronavirus Vaccine

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Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate is reportedly “stalled.”

It turns out that millions of Americans don’t want to be forced to take the new drug.

The Labor Department is trying to figure out a way to make the vaccine mandate “workable.”

In the meantime, many private companies are forcing their employees to get the vaccine. This includes some of the nation’s largest employers, such as Walmart and Disney. It also doesn’t matter their reason for hesitancy.

In Biloxi, Mississippi, Meggan Gray has worked as a news anchor on WLOX-TV for 14 years.

The station is owned by Gray Television, which mandated its employees to take the COVID vaccine by Oct. 1.

Gray decided against receiving the drug, Western Journal reports.

On Sept. 30, Gray said goodbye to the people she had served for 14 years as co-host of “Good Morning Mississippi.”

“And I just felt that I owed it to you,” Gray explained. “To take a moment while I had an opportunity to say thank you for allowing me into your homes for the past several years.”

Choking up, Gray said, “I’ve had a wonderful, 18-year career here, and I’m very grateful for every moment of it. Thank you so much.”

“Before I go any further, let me make it clear – I’m not here to spark debate over the vaccine.”

“I respect an individual’s decision to get vaccinated. I believe one of the greatest things about being an American is enjoying certain rights, including those pertaining to personal health decisions,” she wrote in the post to social media.

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“Before GrayTV mandated this vaccination policy, I made an informed and prayerful decision not to get the vaccine, mostly because I had already survived a case of COVID-19.”

“(There are other, more powerful reasons that led to my personal decision.) I know there will be people who disagree with me or do not understand my reasons.”

Read her post:

“That is fully understood because that is a protected right they enjoy. Moreover, it is a personal decision for each American; but in my opinion, a forced decision to decide between a vaccination and the livelihood of an individual is a dangerous precedent.”

Her “decision was difficult because I knew it would impact me and my family. My choices were either I follow the mandate and get vaccinated, or I lose my career at WLOX.”

“Please know, I tried everything possible to keep my job, including offering to be tested on a weekly basis,” she wrote. “My requests were denied.”

“It hurts saying goodbye; it hurts parting on these terms. However, I know in my heart it is the right decision for me and my family,” she closed. “I may have lost my job, but I preserved my integrity.”