Unanticipated consequences? President Joe Biden’s newly announced vaccine mandate might backfire on him — big time. In August, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all health care workers in the state would be required to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination by Sept. 27 or be fired. The consequences of this statewide mandate are already being felt at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, New York. The hospital just announced “a pause” in delivering babies after staff members in the maternity unit handed in their resignations over the controversial mandate, according to WWNY-TV. On Friday, Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer told reporters that 73 percent of the hospital’s 629 employees have been vaccinated and that the mandate had prompted 30 more to get the shot. However, it also led 30 employees to resign. “If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,” Cayer said, according to WWNY. […] News of Biden’s vaccine mandate instantly sucked the air out of every other story on Thursday evening.