We are watching a
It will take a community outrage to turn the hospitals to a policy which respects their career professionals in a meaningful way. Patients can instruct their primary care physicians to direct their healthcare through hospitals which follow sensible policies. But most metropolitan clinics are now owned by hospitals and have become 'feeders' to direct all services to the big hospitals.
Other large employers in the state are waiting to see how the hospitals handle this. If the hospitals are able to enforce a vaccine regimen mandate, then many other employers are likely to follow suit.
3 Big Questions:
- The vaccine is said to substantially protect a person from the illness, so why does it matter to a vaccinated person whether the rest of the community is inoculated? Well, it's really about those deemed too frail to risk a vaccine. Among that group is the pediatric and maternity ward of the hospital.
- Since naturally occurring inoculation (by getting the virus and recovering) is a better form of immunity, why won't hospitals just accept medical records as proof someone has recovered? Perhaps it's just corporate laziness, or a different belief about immunity issues?
- We don't do this for hepatitis or Whooping cough, so why are we so extreme with this coronavirus? Perhaps that's because of the radical spread over the past 20 months, and the unknown nature of this new strain of coronavirus.