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actions have consequences: houston edition
if only there had been some way to see this coming...
well, here’s an outcome that should surprise no one.
(thanks to @MisterCommodity whose graphics i shamelessly stole and memeified)
what next? will we discover that if you fire all the police, you get a surge in crime?
or perhaps that when you mandate lenders into making bad loans, you get a mortgage crisis?
that said, for those following along at home, it does look like texas area Q (houston) still has 1,415 staffed beds open.
but it’s clear that mandating vaccination for medical workers is putting stress on medical worker counts. this is a terrible policy for about 100 reasons the top few that jump to mind being:
it violates their rights
it substitutes one size fits some policy made by bureaucrats for the individual judgement of medical professionals and vaccines represent a poor risk reward for most young, healthy people. you’re firing people for making sound medical judgements.
it makes no allowance for those who have had covid and recovered despite recovered immunity being stronger and vastly more sterilizing than vaccinated and the fact that vaccinating the recovered is a terrible risk reward for them
it guts staffs and demoralizes workers at a time when they are needed.
41% of the cleveland clinic staff who had not been infected with covid declined vaccination. this was likely not due to a paucity of good medical advice. rather, it was probably because they GOT good medical advice.
there is a funny thing about vaccine hesitancy: the most educated are the most unwilling to get vaccinated. (it’s also not “hesitancy.” that’s a weasel phrasing to try to make those engaging in rational cost/benefit analysis look like fraidy cats.)
amusingly, despite this graphic having been all over the abusive avian’s website, twitter will not even allow you to search for it.
why, it’s almost as though there is an teensy little bit of gaslighting going on…
when you make a mess, you should own it.
then you should fix it.
no health worker should have governmental or bureaucratic diktat forced on them in place of their own medical judgement.
this is not a “fringe issue of the stupid, uneducated, and retrograde deplorables.” that’s pure gaslighting.
no hospital should be short staffed over such stupidity.
these staff should get an apology and an offer letter to come back to work.
any hospital failing to do so abrogates its standing to bitch about “staff shortages.”
they made this bed, hospital corners and all…
physicians, heal thyselves…