Letter: Mandate vaccinations at Mission!

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I am amazed, but not surprised, that Mission Hospital system is resisting policies that require its staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (or otherwise require testing when staff have valid medical exemptions for immunization). This, despite recommendations from the Hospital Association, the American Nurses Association, the American Medical Association and an impending rule from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that limits payments for health care providers that do not immunize their staff. Dr. William Hathaway, chief medical officer of the Mission/HCA system, in a recent address to the Buncombe County commissioners, is worried that such a requirement might further worsen the shortage of staff if unvaccinated workers continue to resist immunization.

Many health care systems across the country have successfully implemented a vaccine mandate despite staffing issues or have announced plans to do so, but HCA is not among those systems. While increased staffing shortages may be a legitimate concern, I suspect that cost and profits are the real motivators for this position. Enforcing a vaccine mandate is costly, but HCA seems to prioritize the desires of its stockholders to receive significant dividends over health care concerns for its staff and patients.

Most health care providers recognize the importance of vaccines to their patients, families and themselves. Many work in environments where personal protective equipment and procedures are not fully in place when they are in contact with other staff members, and many would likely avoid contact with anyone who is not fully vaccinated, much less work in close contact with them. Vaccination is the key to limiting the epidemic, but by refusing to enforce vaccine mandates, HCA is tacitly endorsing the views of those who feel that vaccines are unnecessary or dangerous.

Mission HCA needs to get its priorities straight and heed the recommendations of public health and medical experts. Bite the bullet and mandate COVID vaccines for your staff. Join the institutions that are leading in the fight against the epidemic rather than caving into shortsighted attempts at making more profit. Our region deserves a health care system that leads in the fight against COVID.

— David S. Bailey
Asheville

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13 thoughts on “Letter: Mandate vaccinations at Mission!

  1. Paul Wilczynski

    Amen! Thanks for reminding Mission about their responsibilities to their employees and patients.

  2. C-Law

    @David Bailey

    If the vaccines actually work as governments and the Medico-Pharma monopolists claim, then how are unvaccinated people any threat at all to vaccinated people? Why would they need “protection” from us? (The reality is that the covid vax does not work so there is no reason to take it)

    Why should a healthcare worker or anyone else for that matter who has already had covid, recovered, and has enduring and sterilizing natural immunity which is provably superior to your “vaccines” be coerced into undergoing an unwanted and unnecessary medical procedure?

    The bottom line is, there has been ZERO long term testing of the covid mRNA vaccines. At least none that has ever been revealed to the public. There is NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that the covid vaccines are safe in the long term, they were developed and released within months of the covid outbreak. Yet, the establishment seems hell bent on forcing 100% of people to take these untested vaccines against their better judgment. The same establishment that assured us for generations that smoking tobacco was safe, told us that any amount of sugar and carbohydrates in your diet was superior to fats and proteins…Vioxx? Safe and effective they said until 5 years later and 60,000+ dead, then it was yanked off the market. Opiates anyone!? Again, Medico-Pharma.gov monopolists said safe and effective for chronic pain. What a cruel sick joke that turned out to be as well. And Tony Fauci’s other big victory…AZT. Wonder drug for HIV. Oh no, you can’t use off-patent and cheap bactrim. Fauci and his cronies wouldn’t profit from that, oh no. Until 50,000+ dead primarily homosexual male victims later. Nice one Fauci. Bet there’s some really pissed off German National Socialists in Ge-Hinnom that can’t believe they faced firing squads and the noose while these ghoulish thugs still walk freely and live the good life!

    Has there ever been any accountability demanded for ANY one of these epic fails? A financial slap on the wrist here and there maybe, at best.

    So thanks but no thanks David Bailey, I’ll leave the medical decision making to myself. I don’t need or want anything that the ghoulish jack***** from the Medico-Pharma.gov establishment are scamming yet again. I will firmly remain in the control group of this twisted Mengelian human experiment. I WILL NOT COMPLY.

      • C-Law

        @Peter

        Weak effort.

        Those aren’t LONG TERM studies.

        There are NO long term studies because we decided to skip that step.

        • Peter Robbins

          Can you say “emergency”? Can you say “pandemic”? The links I cited explained why we couldn’t wait for long-term studies and had to proceed on the basis of emergency authorization. But they also say scientists are monitoring on an ongoing basis. I’m not prepared to bet people’s lives on your hunch about what different results long-term studies might yield — and obviously the experts aren’t either.

          As I told you before, you’re wasting your time dueling with me. I’m not a medical expert. Take your game to the next level. Publish in a scientific journal where a contrarian opinion might do some good. If you have the chops.

          • C-Law

            @Peter

            “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.”
            William Pitt the Younger

            With an IFR of a mere 0.26%, there certainly is not now, and NEVER was any “emergency.”

            For 99.7% of the public there is NO great danger from covid whether they were “vaccinated” or not.

            The jab is really a typical mRNA phase 1 failure – safety fail. Look at EVERY mRNA trial prior to covid. At least 10 years of utter fails each and every time. It is also a phase 2 failure on efficacy. Why the hell would an effective, sterilizing vaccine have an efficacy of only 5-6 months? How can a vaccine be touted as “effective” when it doesn’t even confer “N” antibodies? Despite all this being an utter failure at every step and that the LONG TERM effects are ABSOLUTELY UNKNOWN… let’s roll it out anyway to billions of people and push it really hard and dose it every 6 months. Junk science. Doing medical “science” this way will only get a LOT of people hurt. Good thing all the major players got legal immunity BEFORE the roll out. Right Pete!? Ha!!! Tell me true Pete, who really got scammed in this whole deal? Hmmm?

            I am sorry you intentionally put the poison in your body. I truly am. But on the other hand you’re an old boomer…if you haven’t figured out how to think for yourself yet, it ain’t happening at all. There are no actions that are consequence-free.

            This is going to be a fascinating winter and spring upcoming.

            The path forward into true freedom, liberty, and light is walking Torah.

            Erev Shabbat Shalom

          • Peter Robbins

            More than 700,000 Americans have died so far in your emergency that never was. But no use fussing at a dummy like me. Here’s the expert opinion on effectiveness, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/effectiveness.html, and on safety, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html. Why not shoot them an e-mail with your criticisms? Tell us how they respond. If they do, that is. They might not think Dr. C-Law is for real.

  3. C-Law

    @David Bailey

    So….let’s get this straight:

    The protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected in the first place!?

    Genius!!

    Talk about critical thinking on a whole other level!

    Thinking like this EXACTLY why we should all totally and unquestioningly follow any and all dictates, mandates, and orders from our betters…the “experts” from Big Pharma, Big Medical, and Big .gov who only have the best interests of us poor proles at heart.

    /sarc

    We truly and assuredly are living at the end of the Empire. What a show!

    • Lou

      Voirdire, right?? The more that fall, the better for the planet. Good luck Trumpers. You will not be missed.

      • Lesko Brandon

        I never stayed home, never “social distanced”, never wore a mask, never took the shot, even though I’m in the vulnerable age group. I figured better to die now than to live with a bunch of leftist cowards scared of the flu. Didn’t happen, sucks to be you, I still lived my life while others were cowering.

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