Health workers get vaccinated voluntarily to be safe fighting Omicron, says Doc
“But medical professionals don’t want to be threatened by politicians sitting on their duffs at 10 Downing Street Christmas parties,” qualifies a senior surgeon and physician.
“Times have been tough for medical workers. Letting off a little steam is OK. Sometimes folks at demonstrations do just that. The baton swinging cops definitely need to chill and get themselves into therapy if they can’t tone down their violence,” says Laura, a psychiatric nurse in London.
“Being overworked, tired and cranky can make us say things we do not mean. But think about this: how can anyone in the field of providing care, not care?” asks Dr. Nassima al Amouri.
“Of course health workers care. But being overworked, tired and cranky, these people do not need to hear from the government saying ‘do this’ or ‘do that’ or we throw you in jail or fine you. Stupid thinking.”
“If I am exhausted and overworked 700 days in a row, and someone tries to push something on me, I might bite their head off, figuratively. Compare that to governments talking aggressive crap to professionals while they sit on their asses enjoying maskless Christmas parties at 10 Downing,” she mused sarcastically.
“Mandatory guidelines from companies, hospitals or nursing associations, the College of Physicians or any other industry level self-principled self regulator group, is the way ahead. But government can piss off. I think that is why even professionals are in the streets protesting, all over Europe,” she said.
“In my opinion, peaceful protest is very good for getting across the point I just made, and like nurse Laura said, ‘letting off steam’. Doctors and nurses will do a fine job of regulating their own sector. For airline pilots, plumbers and electricians etcetera, the same applies.
“If a health care worker truly refuses to be fully immunized against infectious disease they are not health care workers, I am inclined to think. I would not hire them. I would indeed fire them. How can anyone in the field of providing care to fellow human beings, not care enough to protect their patient from infectious disease of which they may be a carrier if all available protective measures are not taken,” asks Dr. Nassima al Amouri rhetorically.
“Doctors and nurses take an oath. Refusing to vaccinate oneself against infectious disease, especially while treating infectious disease patients, and treating regular chronic illness or ER trauma patients, all in the same shift, is a serious violation of the oath,” she added. “We do not need some pencil-*ick ramming down our throats something we know better anyway,” she added
A surgeon and physician, Dr. Nassima al Amouri is responsible for setting medical directives for a substantial NGO working in the Middle East. Vaccination is mandatory for her health care workers under her jurisdiction and she says she has never had a single objection making the mandate somewhat redundant, she explains, “but it makes practitioners feel good about themselves working for an organization that enforces the standards to which we all subscribe.”
She adds that, “this is not to say that opinions, even strong ones, against one type of vaccine over another are unacceptable. There are plenty of vaccine choices in the case of COVID-19. Anyone who has anxiety about allergies can take a simple allergy test. They tend to be bulletproof evidence of a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ to allergy, which is also what we do for patients. Having fear of needles is also common. We can deal with that and make an improvement in a patient’s life with good technique, a little bit of cognitive therapy, and helping the patient learn coping methods for dealing with anxiety,” she added.
Vaccine mandates for general business approved by US Circuit Court but may now go to US Supreme Court which has been highly politicized in the failed US democracy.
A decision of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has removed a November injunction that blocked vaccination mandates issued by the USA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Businesses with at least 100 workers should insist on vaccination as a condition of employment, says the OSHA rule.
“The evidence that vaccines are preventing hospitalizations and deaths is statistically unequivocal. The explanations from scientists studying the impact of vaccines indicate why the statistical evidence is so convincing, thus far,” explains Dr. Fred Harris of the Civil Society Partners against COVID-19 tracking team in Singapore.
“It is difficult to imagine what more OSHA could do or rely on to justify its finding that workers face a grave danger in the workplace,” said the jurists’ opinion. “It is not appropriate to second-guess that agency determination considering the substantial evidence, including many peer-reviewed scientific studies, on which it relied.”
Omicron is doing what is expected, spreading like wild fire, according to this DW report. Watch:
Be Kind Always
Let’s face it. We’re all tired of this pandemic. For many of us it has been the most confusing, anxiety-provoking time of our lives. It sometimes leaves us short tempered and frustrated. Public health staff, however, should not be on the receiving end of your anger. Try to make these times more tolerable by being kind to one another.