COVID Today: NC Hospital Systems Mandate Vaccinations, JabNags Coming Door To Do, FDA Approval No Excuse

It seems as if most of the hospital systems in the state are going to require employees to get the vaccine. I wonder how many will quit, especially those who have skill sets that will work in other areas? Especially when they’re already short of employees

Duke, UNC, other NC hospital systems requiring workers to be vaccinated

Major hospital systems across North Carolina, including Durham-based Duke University Health System and Chapel Hill-based UNC Health, announced Thursday that all staff and physicians must be vaccinated to continue working there.

The moves come on the heels of the North Carolina Healthcare Association’s decision backing mandatory vaccinations for health care workers. The association represents 130 hospitals and health systems statewide.

“Protecting patients, visitors and health care personnel from COVID-19 continues to be of paramount importance. Hospital and health system employee vaccination against COVID-19 is vital to safely care for patients by protecting them from infection and to mitigate the spread of the virus within health care facilities and among clinicians, patients and their families and friends,” the association said in a statement.

Duke Health and UNC Health have set a Sept. 21 deadline for staff to get fully vaccinated, and employees will have to show proof of vaccination to their supervisors. Anyone seeking a medical or religious exemption from getting the vaccine must request it by Sept. 7.

Anyone who doesn’t meet the deadline will get a warning and then, if they still aren’t vaccinated, will face termination, said Dr. Tom Owens, senior vice president of Duke Health and president of Duke University Hospital.

About a quarter of Duke Health’s more than 22,000 employees remain unvaccinated, a spokeswoman said.

The same types of liberals demanding this typically screech about “my body my choice.” A lot of people do not trust the vaccine for various reasons. I respect their choice. Mine was to get vaccinated early. Come the end of September, will we be reading stories about hospital and health systems being even more short of employees as people get fired/quit?

Wake County to target low vaccination neighborhoods with door-to-door canvassing

Wake County officials are making yet another push to increase the county’s vaccination rate.

Health officials are expanding the county’s vaccine outreach program by launching a door-to-door canvassing event.

Wake County’s eligible population has about a 70 percent vaccine rate–relatively high for the state and county. However, there are still areas in the county where the rate is much lower.

Canvassers will be out in those lower vaccination rate neighborhoods to pass out information and request forms. They will not be doing home vaccinations at this time.

Did anyone at ABC11 ask pertinent questions like “under what state law is it authorized to use private health data to find out who is and isn’t vaccinated, then give that information to individuals?” “Doesn’t this break HIPAA law?”

UNC immunologist says waiting for full FDA approval before getting COVID-19 vaccine is a bad excuse

“As you know, tens of millions of people have received this vaccine. There are enormous numbers of studies both in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Israel, and others, demonstrating this vaccine is highly effective and very safe,” said UNC School of Medicine immunologist David Weber.

Weber said the argument to wait until full FDA approval to get a shot isn’t a good excuse.

“Well, first of all, we know more about the safety and effectiveness of this vaccine than any other vaccine we knew about before it was FDA approved,” he said.

But, isn’t it their choice what to put in their body and when? I trust the vaccine, but, many don’t.

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18 Responses to “COVID Today: NC Hospital Systems Mandate Vaccinations, JabNags Coming Door To Do, FDA Approval No Excuse”

  1. When the riff-raff don’t go along with what Their Betters demand, Their Betters want to force them to comply. Now, they’re threatening employees’ jobs.

    Thing is, many hospital jobs are critical. What happens if you lose a quarter of your X-Ray technicians? What happens if you lose one registered nurse out of four? Even in housekeeping; what happens in a hospital if you can’t keep the rooms clean, or meals cooked.

    Of course, Our Betters all know that the way to sell people who have been resistant is to call them stupid.

  2. Dana says:

    Our honored host asked:

    Did anyone at ABC11 ask pertinent questions like “under what state law is it authorized to use private health data to find out who is and isn’t vaccinated, then give that information to individuals?” “Doesn’t this break HIPAA law?”

    The story does not make it clear as to whether the JabNags are going to have every household’s information — very much a violation of HIPAA — or whether there will somehow be aggregate neighborhood information. But, even if it’s the latter, how was that data gathered without looking at individual records?

    • Zachriel says:

      Dana: The story does not make it clear as to whether the JabNags are going to have every household’s information

      See answer below.

      Dana: But, even if it’s the latter, how was that data gathered without looking at individual records?

      Aggregating data is allowed as long as the individual records are anonymized in the product. This is how a lot of basic medical research is done.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Since the US has failed to contain SARS-CoV-2, we’ll continue to incubate new variants! The Delta variant is more easily transmitted and also produces more virions and faster. Almost all new infections in the US are in unvaccinated individuals.

    Anyway, by discouraging vaccinations we’re choosing more restrictions on individuals, gatherings and businesses, and of course, new and even more dangerous mutants.

    You may recall that nearly 700,000 Americans have died from Covid… although some congenital deniers deny that and consider the entire Covid affair to be a scam/hoax much like tRump’s defeat and global warming.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      It’s those voices in his head that compel Rimjob, dipshit that he is, to keep repeating
      “their” misinformed scaremongering conspiracy theories.
      He has nothing else.

      #MakeThemStopMommy
      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • david7134 says:

      Jeff,
      It is obvious that Biden is not doing his job. Clearly he has allowed the original virus to spread and his actions have caused the emergence of variants. Of course one of the problems he may be having has to do with the fact he is not the lawful president, having stolen the election.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Doogie Hoser,

        You are correct that President Biden must take responsibility for the new surge. After all, he is the duly elected President of these United States of America. The buck stops with him. The former guy did not believe that.

        Only fools like you and Porter Good would claim that President Biden is not the lawful President. But we’ve come to expect you guys to never be in touch with reality.

      • Zachriel says:

        david7134: It is obvious that Biden is not doing his job.

        The president’s job was to manage the vaccine rollout and encourage people to get the vaccine, which he has done. He doesn’t have the power to do much more at this point.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          KiddieZ: He doesn’t have the power to do much more at this point.

          Except put out more misinformation.

          Joe Biden overinflated the efficiency of vaccines, especially against the Delta variant, during his gaffe-filled town hall on Wednesday where he claimed the jab will prevent Americans from contracting coronavirus.

          ‘We’re not in the position where we think that any virus, including the Delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of unvaccinated people, the � the various shots that people are getting now cover that,’ Biden said during a CNN town hall in Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday.

          ‘You’re OK,’ he assured. ‘You’re not going to — you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.’


          #TrustUs
          #ForYourOwnGood
          Bwaha! Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

        • david7134 says:

          NOPE.

  4. Hairy says:

    Trump himself recently said he didn’t win because of covid
    People thought he did a shifty job trying to pretend it was “fake news” to all his true believers

  5. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: Did anyone at ABC11 ask pertinent questions like “under what state law is it authorized to use private health data to find out who is and isn’t vaccinated, then give that information to individuals?” “Doesn’t this break HIPAA law?”

    Aggregate data is not covered under HIPAA. The data is typically aggregated by census tract, each with a population of between 1200 and 8000. The canvassers will not know who has been vaccinated, but they will be able to concentrate their efforts in neighborhoods with low vaccination rates.

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    This is an outreach to Teach, Dana, david and the other right-of-right commenters…

    What would YOU now recommend to combat the pandemic?

    There are some 50 million children under 12 who are ineligible for the vaccines, so they are especially vulnerable to the new strains. They go back to schools starting in Aug and Sep. Most school districts will continue to mandate masks and social distancing. But unfortunately we still have a reservoir of unvaccinated adults spreading the new strains in businesses, events and homes.

    Frankly I don’t care if an adult risks death as long as they don’t rely on taxpayers to fund their bullheadedness when they could get a “free” vaccine and that they not infect others. But almost every child who will die will be the result of someone’s lack of concern for others.

    Most of youse guys are either old, closeted or incels, but imagine you’re a parent with a child who died after being infected by the neighbor who feels that the vaccines are demofascist intrusions?

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob: What would YOU now recommend to combat the pandemic?

      Just keep listening to Joey and spread the word. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif

      https://mobile.twitter.com/KamVTV/status/1418002853021552642

      #TrustUs
      #ForYourOwnGood
      B2aha! Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • da vid7134 says:

      Oh god, not the children, do anything but we must sacrifice all for the children.

      When a liberal starts on the children they are mimicking Hillary and her fake pathos.

      Solution, Biden must do his job as the fake president.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Doogie,

        As I said, I don’t concern myself with suicide by reactionary nuCons. In fact, the nation will benefit. By all means, knock yourselves out. Hypocritically, it seems the anti-Covid-vaxxers here are all vaccinated, LOL. NuCon masters have now set up vaccination as a virtue signal for trumpies and of course youse guys pile on.

        My concern is for the innocent victims of nuCon ideology.

        (BTW, yes, it’s easy to tell you were a Rush listener)

  7. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    If you can’t accept the concept of the steal despite overwhelming evidence. Then we have 81 million very stupid people in the US. Either way we are toast.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Doogie,

      I can accept the concept of a stolen election, it’s just there’s no evidence to support the claims.

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