Trevor NoahPolice officers and firefighters are being roasted for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

As mandates to provide vaccines to public employees take effect in the country, there have been conflicts between city officials and first responders across multiple states.

Chicago less than 65% of the police force and 72% of firefightersMeet COVID-19 vaccination reporting deadline by last week Seattle around 176 police officersThe deadline for getting vaccinated expired this week, so firefighters and police officers were not able to report to work. And in New York City, the police department’s vaccination rate has lagged behind the rest of the city: just 69% of its workforce is vaccinated compared with 77.4% of New York’s adult population. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced WednesdayThe city will demand that all municipal workers be immunized or put on unpaid vacation.

“I’ve gotta say, out of all the occupations, cops and firefighters are the last people who I’d expect to see this from,” Noah said on “The Daily Show” Wednesday. “I mean like, these are the same people who sign up to swarm hostage situations or run into burning buildings. But when it comes to the vaccines suddenly they’re like, ‘I don’t know. Seems like a health risk.’”

Coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective. They protect the recipients against COVID-19-related serious illness or death.

“Like, firefighters, they’ve always had an image of being brave and selfless, putting their life on the line to help others,” Noah added. “That’s a part of what makes them so damn sexy. And I just hope that this vaccine controversy doesn’t ruin that image, because trust me, nobody wants to buy a whiny firefighter calendar.”

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