What’s the truth? There are no anti-vaxx nurses working in COVID wards. There are some unemployed nurses, home heathcare nurses and lots of fake nurses who bitch about vaccines.
Real nurses who treat real COVID patients would gladly hack anti-vaxxers to death…and in the real world talk about little else. Being forced to treat vaccine deadbeats is bad enough. None would work around unvaccinated staff.
Raw Story: Nurses and other health care workers opposed to getting vaccinated against the novel coronavirus have threatened a mass resignation campaign if their institutions implement vaccine mandates.
Today I received a lot of messages from anti-vaccine. I just blocked everyone. I’m a nurse and I believe in science. you’re not the one who lost 7 friends and coworkers with Covid-19. You’re not working long hours in the hospital& you’re not helping with post Morten preparation. pic.twitter.com/L8LtqHEL1z— Olga 7 (@rolga77) September 21, 2021
However, the Maine Beacon reports that this threat has been mostly hot air so far in the Pine Tree State.
“Employment data shows that very few Maine health care workers have quit their jobs over the recent statewide COVID vaccine mandate, despite a number of lawsuits and ongoing protests organized by anti-vaccine activists,” the publication writes.
The Maine Beacon specifically pointed to Northern Light, the second-largest health care provider in Maine, which said recently that only 20 of its 10,000-plus staff members had quit in protest of Maine Gov. Janet Mills’s vaccine mandate for health care workers.
And Maine Health, the largest in-state health care provider, said that only 45 staff members out of its 23,000-plus staff resigned due to the vaccine mandate.
In fact, the combined resignations of staff members is just a fraction of the number of Maine residents currently hospitalized with COVID-19, as more than 200 Mainers are currently receiving treatment at a hospital for the disease.
The nurses union has issued a furious statement telling the protesters wandering around Melbourne anti-vaccine mandate protestors to back down and “stop fighting for the right to overwhelm our health system”. pic.twitter.com/rfaYHHQgHn— Nick Bonyhady (@nickbonyhady) September 21, 2021
The Maine Beacon notes that Republicans in the state have been pushing back against the Mills mandates, although so far it seems as though the mandates are not having dire impacts on health care staffing at major providers. Read more…