Covid-19: Hospital workers who chose to lose their jobs in the US instead of getting vaccinated

Covid-19: Hospital workers who chose to lose their jobs in the US instead of getting vaccinated

Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas is the first hospital network in the United States to require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Most of its 26,000 employees agreed. But 153 of them decided to lose their jobs.

Nurse Jennifer Bridges is one of them, and the hospital prosecutes 0151, an example of a growing group of people rejecting vaccines in the country experiencing an “epidemic” of misinformation promoted by anti-vaccination groups. is.

“Initially, I wanted the vaccine to be fully approved [pelo governo]. I also wanted the long-term data to be known before taking it, because once you’ve got it in your body, there’s no way to get it back,” she says.

“But as time went on, I decided I would never get a vaccine,” he says.

Houston Methodist Hospital calls it a “sacred responsibility” to protect patients. And this is one of the reasons for compulsory vaccination.

“There has been a real, organized movement to weaken vaccines. And that’s why we live in our 70s and many, not our 50s,” says Mark Boom, president of the organization.

Experts say that individual liberties should be respected as long as they do not put others at risk.

According to him, between 70% to 90% of the population needs vaccination to be able to control the pandemic.

With a progressive return to the work environment, the US government authorized companies to vaccinate their employees for hiring.

But Republican governors in Texas and Florida are passing laws to make that kind of shooting illegal.

Nurse Jennifer Bridges was denied her trial by a judge. But she says that she will not give up.

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