In February 20222, the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services) required each healthcare facility employee to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine which has been “approved” by the FDA. This mandate was passed along to the healthcare worker or else. Did the government forget how many of these workers took care of those with coronavirus? Or how many healthcare workers became ill themselves? Or how many healthcare workers died and left loved ones behind?
The 1st dose or one dose by February 21, 2022 or have a pending appointment. The 2nd dose aka “fully vaccinated” by March 21, 2022 or have a pending appointment.
But in fine print, those that decline the vaccine must submit a medical or religious exemption with supporting documents. Exemptions given to the employer were handled on a case-by-case basis and approved or disapproved by a review committee.
More than halfway through the year and it seems as though the COVID-19 “vaxx” mandates have hit themselves in the face. Many more in the workforce/marketplace have opted for remote employment as an alternative. With the advancement of technology and of course AI, companies have also downsized “brick and mortar” to virtual spaces.
In the healthcare sector, employee shortages have significantly increased. Recruiters are competing with one another to fill mass vacancies for permanent and/or contract assignments. Attractive perks like sign on bonuses, premium pay, gas cards and more for the hopes of filling a vacant slot.
Other allied health entities are feeling the burden as well. Food service, laundry personnel, vendors, lab services just to name a few. Some of my local urgent care clinics now require you to do a “web check-in” online and wait for the front desk coordinator to call you. Once you receive a call, your information is verified and the reason for your visit. The once crowded lobby is now limited to a handful of patients waiting to be seen. Signs are posted inside the clinic advising those who walk in that, he or she needs to do a “web check in.” Depending on the volume of patients that day, you may or may not be seen. Rest assured, you will be encouraged to try another one of their locations or try again tomorrow. That will really determine the severity of one’s illness or reason to be seen.
With lab services, it is recommended to schedule an appointment online. Most walk-in’s are welcome but you will be subject to wait in a crowded lobby or sit in your car until you are called/texted.
Vendors have been experiencing delayed shipments for well over a year now. Less production but more demand is quite common. Something as simple as alcohol pads and nutrition supplements have been on hold. In the meantime, management have to buy in bulk from a wholesale store or borrow from another facility in the area.
Many vaccinated individuals are excited about getting booster shots. In an effort to educate as many as possible about this horrific gene modification injection, it is almost impossible to change their minds, Even when data is presented, they continue to believe what the world says over true and proven theory. For their hope is that the coronavirus will cease with the entire population “vaccinated” vs. having trust in our Creator and Savior Jesus Christ.