The CEO’s of Pfizer and Moderna must be buying up Hunter Biden paintings. How else to explain it?
Last year there was not enough praise for doctors and nurses who risked their lives to treat those infected with COVID. By June of last year at least 600 health care workers had perished from COVID. Today many health care workers decided that they would rather not be vaccinated.
They’re being crucified for that.
No one better knows what being vaccinated or not means than health care workers and many would still prefer not to be vaccinated. Some resist for religious reasons, some fear the possible side effects more than the virus, some have had COVID and have natural immunity. They want the choice.
But here comes the Biden bulldozer flattening not the curve, but those very health care workers so desperately needed right now. In may cases this will be a crushing blow to low income communities
These shortages are forcing some hospitals to shut down or scale back on healthcare services like delivering babies. In at least one known case, hospital rooms aren’t receiving clean linens and the cafeteria is unable to serve hot food because of staff shortage.
Brownfield Regional Medical Center in Texas may close down if the federal vaccine mandate is enforced because so many staff will have to be fired, according to KCBD in Lubbock.
“[P]robably 20 to 25 percent of my staff will have to go away if that’s the case,” said Jerry Jasper, CEO at Brownfield Regional Medical Center.
The hospital cannot afford to lose its Medicare and Medicaid money either, since it makes up 80-85% of their funding.
“It’s huge in our rural community as all the other rural communities,” Jasper said. “We all have high poverty levels and stuff like that, so a lot of Medicaid usage in our communities and stuff like that.”
Hospitals are ceasing the delivery of babies and shutting down elective surgeries and in some cases, needed surgeries.
Gundersen Health System, based in La Crosse, Wisc., has seen about 15% of its 7,600 employees choose to not get vaccinated, according to Wisconsin Spotlight. The health system announced in August that all employees must be vaccinated by Nov. 1 or they will be fired.
“We’ve never seen a staffing situation this bad, and that’s from people who have worked here for 20, 30 years,” according to the nurse. “If you look at the lower-wage staff, laundry, custodial, kitchen, we have a lot of vacancies, and it’s really impacting patient care. Rooms can’t get clean towels and sheets. The cafeteria is serving cold cut sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly because they don’t have enough people to serve hot meals.”
The crisis is about to go nuclear on a national scale. To make matters even worse, those New York health care workers who are being fired will be denied unemployment benefits.
This is beyond appalling. These are the people who in many cases gave their lives last year to treat others and they’re being crapped upon. They’re being scapegoated. There is no evidence these decisions threaten anyone else in a hospital setting.
I write this as a fully vaccinated health care worker who thinks it is wise to be vaccinated, especially if one has a comorbidity but I resent the manner in which this program is being conducted. Vaccinated people are dying and reports will tell you this is completely expected.
The risk of dying from COVID doubles roughly every seven years older a patient is. The 35-year difference between a 35-year-old and a 70-year-old means the risk of death between the two patients has doubled five times – equivalently it has increased by a factor of 32. An unvaccinated 70-year-old might be 32 times more likely to die of COVID than an unvaccinated 35-year-old. This dramatic variation of the risk profile with age means that even excellent vaccines don’t reduce the risk of death for older people to below the risk for some younger demographics.
What does this tell you? It tells young healthy people are at a much lower risk than are older people. Younger people are at a far lower risk of dying from COVID than are older people and those with comorbidities. As I said, I think vaccination is wise especially for particular groups but Biden is going to create a bigger problem than we would have otherwise in declaring war on these health care workers.
And the Biden claim that everyone needs to be vaccinated to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard in my life.
Oh and by the way, that maggot Alejandro Mayorkas said that illegal alien invaders are being asked if they want to be vaccinated. If they refuse they still are allowed into the US anywhere they want to go- without even being tested. The maggot Mayorkas estimates one in five to be infected with COVID. But if you’re a health care worker or a member of the CBP, it’s the vaccine way or the highway. Illegal aliens get preferential treatment over US citizens.