In what could turn into a nightmare scenario, the Supreme Court, thanks to Brett5 Kavanaugh and John Roberts is allowing the medical worker mandate to stand. they are doing this even though it has been proven that by forcing the vaccinations on people for them to keep their jobs, hospitals and doctors’ offices are facing staffing problems that are unprecedented. One hospital had to close its entire maternity section due to being short-staffed.
The irony is that the mandate is based solely on vaccinations. That means a nurse who is not vaccinated and does not take the jab, is out of work, but a nurse who got the jab and has COVID is allowed to work. What could go wrong with that? Which nurse is more likely to spread the disease?
The court ruling stated:
“After all, ensuring that providers take steps to avoid transmitting a dangerous virus to their patients is consistent with the fundamental principle of the medical profession: first, do no harm.”
See what I mean? This ruling does nothing to stop the spread. The ruling continues:
“In November 2021, the Secretary announced that, in order to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding, participating facilities must ensure that their staff—unless exempt for medical or religious reasons—are vaccinated against COVID–19. Two District Courts enjoined enforcement of the rule, and the Government now asks us to stay those injunctions. Agreeing that it is entitled to such relief, we grant the applications.”
“These cases are not about the efficacy or importance of COVID–19 vaccines. They are only about whether CMS has the statutory authority to force healthcare workers, by coercing their employers, to undergo a medical procedure they do not want and cannot undo,” he wrote.
The mandate has led to concerns about worker shortages at healthcare facilities. Mayo Clinic let go about 700 of its employees due to its vaccine mandate earlier this month.
“Some providers have said the vaccine stipulation could result in massive employee losses and force closures due to already historic staffing shortages,” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reported. “A McKnight’s Long-Term Care News survey in late December found 75% of U.S. nursing homes restricted admissions due to staffing shortages or related pandemic issues in 2021.”