. Five times as many police officers have died from Covid-19 as from gunfire since start of pandemic « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN/The coronavirus has become the leading cause of death for officers despite law enforcement being among the first groups eligible to receive the vaccine at the end of 2020. The total stands at 476 Covid-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, compared to 94 from gunfire in the same period.

Reasons cited for the vaccine resistance among law enforcement officers range from disinformation to distrust in the science of the vaccine

The debate mirrors growing tension nationally between unions and employers as cities and businesses seek to enforce vaccine mandates.

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