Many Americans don’t want to be vaccinated. The President tried offering bribes. Some Americans weren’t buying. So now he wants to order it. Since he is not powerful enough to make such an order stick, he is going to enlist businesses to do it for him.
Joe Biden has required Federal employees to get the vaccine, or face bothersome rules like extra testing, masking, etc. He offered Federal funds to school districts who ignored the executive orders of their governors and required vaccines and masks. (Even though he can’t offer money for anything unless passed by Congress, but does the Constitution really matter to anyone at the DC level at this point?)
Now his latest is denying Medicare and Medicaid funding to healthcare facilities who don’t require employees to be vaccinated. There is a shortage of nurses, along with other healthcare workers, in this country to begin with. States that are requiring vaccination are already reporting that they are losing healthcare workers. Hospitals are so desperate for staff that they are offering sign on bonuses of up to $15,000 for Registered Nurses.
The hospitals are short staffed. The healthcare field is huge, and so Nurses, like most people who work in healthcare, tend to specialize. The nurses and other support people needed for COVID patients aren’t the same types needed for other health problems. So those personnel are in short supply. The hospital where I work has plenty of beds, rooms, and medical equipment. What they don’t have is enough staff. Hospital staff normally work three 12 hour shifts per week. Right now, we are being paid a bonus of $200 to $1,000 a day (depending on your qualifications) for every extra shift you work, on top of your overtime pay. There are ICU nurses that are being paid $2,500 a day to come to work.
I don’t see this playing out like Biden thinks it will. His vaccine mandate will only cause that shortage to become worse.
I got the vaccine because I felt it was the right thing for me to do at the time. Now that people are getting so pushy, I am reconsidering that position. I am not getting a booster. I am going to resist this, and help others do so as well. I just don’t like being told what to do.
DMLMD · August 18, 2021 at 6:29 pm
Wow, so much coercion (and waive bye bye to medical ethics). The VA is essentially giving 1 full day off for each jab, then a half day off after 2 wks when ‘fully’ vaccinated. At least until the booster becomes mandated. Over and over.
Big Ruckus D · August 18, 2021 at 7:09 pm
I’ve said for years now that it is dangerous to be reliant on medical care in the country (and most others, of course). The standard of care the US came to enjoy in the 70’s and 80’s no longer exists, it is and has been deteriorating for a few decades already. Staff shortages and staff that isn’t nearly as smart as they believe themselves to be are a huge problem now. Covidism has only brought that in to full view of anyone who cares to look objectively at the state of the medical industry here.
If you are healthy and have no chronic conditions that require your routine and ongoing involvement with hospitals, doctors, labs etc., you are very lucky. I’m in that category (for now, age will probably change that within a few more years) and avoid as much contact with the beast that is healthcare as I possibly can. This includes stockpiling various commonly needed meds and supplies (antibiotics, some painkillers, as well as a large qty of over the counter and first aid items, supplements and now ivermectin too).
I’ve also read and understood how to do treatment of many common ailments that most people would seek professional attention for. I have medical texts downloaded and printed for reference. Anyone serious about staying healthy but also prepared for medical problems in the present situation should be doing the same
It isn’t an ideal solution, but then one simply doesn’t exist. We can no longer trust a large swath lf healthcare in this country, behavior manifested during the covid crisis has made that painfully obvious (except to the true believers). We are rapidly approaching a point where unvaxxed will be defacto locked out of in-clinic or hospital care, and those settings will be entirely dysfunctional anyway for lack of staff, adherence to dogma rather than science and the deleterious effect that has on standard of care, and quite likely the crushing blow of vaxx consequences that are just starting to come to light. That looks to become a much bigger issue right into the maw of staff shortages exacerbated by ealry retirements and walkouts.
Get healty, get educated about tending your own needs as much as possible, and lay in appropriate supplies. The hospitals just plain may not be there when you need them. I’m figuring a timeline to breakdown in weeks to months at most now. With so many variables in play, that may be optimistic. We are barely more than a month away from cold and flu season, and it is going to be a bitch for many obvious and mostly self inflicted reasons. That will be the moment of recognition by my thinking.
Yep · August 18, 2021 at 7:27 pm
That $15K signing bonus for RNs is at the low end of the spectrum.
Personal knowledge of a maternity RN who is working 13-week contract at local hospital, making $80/hr. At the end of her contract, she will receive a bonus check for $10K. She can then signup for another 13-week contract with same bonus at end……ad infinitum. The only caveat is that she can’t “extend” her contract (loses the bonus), so there has to be a week in between the end of one and the beginning of another.
Bottom line – $40k extra for working 4 different 13-week contracts, making $80/hr. The Nurse Practitioners here are seriously looking at going back into nursing, which will put a serious drain on providers here.
Divemedic · August 18, 2021 at 8:15 pm
My son is an NP, and he tells me that he would be making more as an RN. He is thinking of doing that.
My daughter’s current BF is getting $1700 a day as an RN in Orlando.
Weetabix · August 19, 2021 at 3:08 pm
So, what you’re saying, Yep, is that she also gets 4 weeks of vacation per year in addition to pay and bonuses.
Jen · August 18, 2021 at 7:28 pm
Agree with you. ED RN here. All facilities in my area announced simultaneously that all employees now required to get jabbed, precluding staff from just going someplace else. Like you, I got jabbed early, regret it and will not be getting booster. So many people have quit, they’re offering 150/hr-plus, and still don’t have enough staff. Since the lockdowns, the level of incivility we deal with is off the chart, and last shift I worked, I had 8 patients. People throwing body fluids in our faces. Not worth it anymore, considering being a delivery driver.
Divemedic · August 18, 2021 at 8:16 pm
LOL. I hear ya. I am in a clinical position, but I have almost no patient contact.
PapaSierra · August 18, 2021 at 8:19 pm
Just look at the motivation of the “experts” on both sides. The pro-vax side, like Fauci, are gaining fame, power, and riches as a result of their advocacy. The opposition is a small group of individual doctors and researchers who risk their reputation and medical licenses due to their position. They stand to gain nothing. Based on this alone, which side would you trust with your health?
And which side is trying to suppress the free speech of the other side?
Finally, perhaps the most absurd thing about all of this is the notion that the experimental vax is unequivocally better than natural immunity. That idea stinks to high heaven, and anyone pushing it loses all credibility with me.
Chris · August 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm
This is a Excellent display of Gov’t Deseperation. .
Cause it ain’t what there sellin.
It should be taught in Future Class’s.
And it will be.
Plague Monk · August 19, 2021 at 4:42 am
The practice that my wife and I belong to has sent out a notice saying that all patients MUST be vaccinated before seeing the physician. The notice went on to claim that everything is great, no adverse effects, and so on.
I had my first visit to them in about a year(I work on the road as a contract engineer), and the doctor was far more interested in where I got Ivermectin, who I’ve been reading that says not to get the anti-vax. Some of my clients do classified work, and I know a few people in the Beltway think-tanks. None of these people are taking the shot, preferring to quit instead. The doctor, who is very good, really pressed me as to who was telling me not to get treated. I told her that she wasn’t cleared for any names, other than for sites that are public knowledge(Vox Day, Ann Barnhardt, etc)
She won’t tell me my test results unless I come in and take the needle, so I’m in the market for a new doctor. Sigh.
TechieDude · August 19, 2021 at 8:40 am
I got the shot for the same reasons as you. But I won’t be getting a booster.
We’re being run by the greedy, incompetent, and stupid. There’s no reason to believe the booster will work any better than the original, which, turns out, is hardly at all. Honestly, if I didn’t think TPTB are so craven and stupid, I’d think they’re just screwing with us at this point.
Far as jamming non vaxxed? That’ll come at a price. First encounter I have with that silliness, and I’m vaxxed, I’m gone. I won’t support this brownshirt silliness.
What’s funny is that the big, converged rainbow corp I work for announced they flat out won’t make their offices vax only. Our CEO said it’s our choice, he asks and hopes will get the shot, but won’t coerce it in any way.
It’s that talent drain thing.
Weetabix · August 19, 2021 at 3:10 pm
I’m hoping that one of the unintended consequences will be that a lot of institutions tell the .gov, “FU” and get off the government teat.
joe · August 19, 2021 at 7:02 pm
my boss already knows i’ll quit before i get that shot…i will not be a test monkey for these fucktards…they have been trying for 20 years to get this type of vax to work and so far their record ain’t looking too good…
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