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These healthcare workers would rather get laid off than get vaccinated

Pope Francis and the leaders of many major religions have approved vaccination warrants.

The plaintiffs, like other healthcare workers opposed to the warrant, argue that the state is ignoring the fact that some of them have already had Covid-19 and believe they have natural immunity.

But scientists say a previous infection does not fully protect people, and available data shows that even though breakthrough infections in vaccinated people increase, vaccines still significantly reduce the risk of infection, hospitalization and death. .

State vaccination figures show that as of Wednesday, 16% of the state’s approximately 450,000 hospital workers, or about 70,000 people, were not fully vaccinated. Data shows that 15 percent of staff in skilled nursing facilities and 14 percent of workers in adult care facilities are also not fully immunized, which represents about 25,000 other workers.

There is no clear data on the number of those who have absorbed unfounded anti-vaccination ideas through word of mouth, social media or politically-charged hard-wired news; how many did not manage to be absent to be vaccinated; and how many have personal health concerns.

But what it adds is angst on all sides.

“No one should be placed in these types of positions,” Leslie said on Sunday.

She has received other vaccines, she said, but she believes the Covid-19 vaccine would be risky for her, even though the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, an advocacy group, widely recommends vaccination for people with his disease. Her medical dispensation having been rejected, she requested a religious dispensation.

Ms Conrad, a medical assistant for 18 years, said she didn’t understand why the protective gear she always used to protect herself and patients – including before the vaccine was available – wouldn’t be. not enough now. But she also said she would not have weekly tests unless vaccinated workers were required to do so as well: instead she would sell her house and move out.

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