- Mar 12, 2012
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And on another tangent - requiring all persons in the healthcare industry to be vaccinated will mean losing the 40% or so of healthcare professionals that have elected not to get the jab. In the buildings I've managed it's well over 50% of the dietary workforce that have chosen not to jab. Where da phuck are their replacements going to come from? Staffing is already at a crisis point - the latest feel good initiative will shut down healthcare in the states as we know it.
There certainly is a movement in this country to villainize people who have not gotten vaxed - for whatever reason. Deny employment, attendance, participation, etc simply to drive the vax numbers up is not only folly but will have unintended but predictable consequences.
Here comes stupid:
Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul remained adamant that healthcare workers get vaccinated by Sept. 27 in the stare or be replaced.www.foxnews.com
Politicians don't have to bluff, they can do stupid without consequence because there is no accountability.Now that is a bluff in ANY country around the world...let's assume that even a mere 15 percent of nurses ultimately need to be replaces it is impossible due to a long existent shortage of nurses....
For the day job I manage dietary services for healthcare facilities. In my current facility, 1 of 9 of my staff is vaxed. I was asked to assess nearby facilities (same company) and that 10(ish) percent is typical. Housekeeping staff is about same. Nursing and direct care has been and remains at about 40%
These are a good percentage of the people who have fed, cleaned up after and cared for the Covid patients over the last year and a half. There is no magic want that can be waived to replace these people and except for the "feel good" of doing something it won't accomplish anything (Except of course turning healthcare into more of a CF than it is now).
And when these likely unconstitutional decrees are thrown out of court, where does the shitshow go next?