No sympathy for laid-off medical workers who refuse COVID injections – .

No sympathy for laid-off medical workers who refuse COVID injections – .

For the publisher: Well, the 153 Houston hospital workers fired for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are taking a stand – for stupidity.
Vaccines come with risks, but interestingly, no long-term risks. Vaccine reactions occur within a month, not after. The risks so far are pale compared to the carnage the COVID pandemic has left in its wake.

These workers dishonor their profession by neglecting patient safety and showing their ignorance of basic scientific facts. I am confident that this group of people will not get vaccinated once the vaccines get full approval from federal regulators and join other anti-vaccines in spreading dangerous COVID variants.

David Hurwitz, MD, Calabasas


For the publisher: I have no sympathy for the laid-off health workers who refuse vaccinations.

I have worked in health care all my adult life, both in hospitals and in doctor’s offices. On several occasions, I had to get vaccinated against the flu, the measles vaccine (or a blood test showing antibodies) and other inoculations meant to protect the patients, my colleagues and myself.

Yes, these workers could stay home if they are sick, but asymptomatic people can spread COVID-19 without any idea they are infected. How would they feel if their mother or child seeking care for something unrelated to the virus fell ill and died due to an unvaccinated caregiver?

If you don’t believe in the medical sciences and the safety practices of the profession, then a career in medicine is not for you.

Christin Rubesh, Port Hueneme


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