COVID Vaccine Mandates Worsen Shortage of Health Care Workers in U.S.

COVID Vaccine Mandates Worsen Shortage of Health Care Workers in U.S.

In early September 2021, Rick Pollack, the CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA) said that the association supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates and has been trying to increase vaccination rates in hospitals and health systems. He added, “As a practical matter, this policy may result in exacerbating the severe workforce shortage problems that currently exist.”1 […]

Are Hospitals Really Being Overwhelmed With Unvaccinated COVID Patients?

Are Hospitals Really Being Overwhelmed With Unvaccinated COVID Patients?

Opinion | In an article published in The Vaccine Reaction on Aug. 29, 2021 titled “Is it Really a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?” I wrote about the claim by U.S. health officials that 97 percent of people in the United States who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated,1 specifically noting that the director of […]

75 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Among U.S. Hospital Workers

75 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Among U.S. Hospital Workers

An analysis conducted by WebMD and Medscape Medical News from data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2,500 hospitals across the United States revealed that, as of late May 2021, one in four hospital workers caring for patients had not received a COVID-19 vaccination.1 Many Hospital Workers Are Refusing […]

Health Workers and Emergency Responders Offered Incentives to Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Health Workers and Emergency Responders Offered Incentives to Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Some frontline health care and emergency response workers are being offered financial and other types of incentives to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1 There are media reports that many workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic […]

60 Percent of Nursing Home Workers in Ohio Decline COVID-19 Vaccines Over Safety Concerns

60 Percent of Nursing Home Workers in Ohio Decline COVID-19 Vaccines Over Safety Concerns

In a news briefing on Dec. 30, 2020, Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine said that 60 percent of the nursing home staff in his state are refusing to get COVID-19 vaccines. According to surveys, health care workers in the United States have expressed fears of potentially dangerous side effects from the experimental vaccines and concerns about […]

Pregnant Health Care Workers Can Get COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Lack of Safety Data Says CDC

Pregnant Health Care Workers Can Get COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Lack of Safety Data Says CDC

The supply of emergency use authorization (EUA) COVID-19 vaccines in the United States is initially expected to be limited and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided recommendations to federal, state and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.1 The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended that healthcare […]

Many Health Care Workers Concerned About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Many Health Care Workers Concerned About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Story Highlights Many health care workers are hesitant to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccines. One of the most common reasons given by health care workers for not getting the vaccine is a lack of data on the long-term effects of the vaccine. The CDC reported that addressing vaccine hesitancy among health care workers is their […]

Diagnostic Errors are Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims Says Report

Diagnostic Errors are Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims Says Report

Story Highlights A recent report by Coverys Inc. found that diagnostic errors were the most common reason for medical malpractice claims from 2013 to 2017. An estimated 40,000 to 80,000 people die each year from diagnostic failures in American hospitals. Most medical diagnostic errors occur in outpatient settings and emergency departments. A recent report released by an […]

Doctors in India and U.S. Get Big Money and Gifts from Pharma

Doctors in India and U.S. Get Big Money and Gifts from Pharma

The Madras High Court in India stated that 8,667 pharmaceutical companies have claimed income tax deduction on the freebies they give to doctors as “sales promotion expenses” and “gifts” in their tax return for the year 2019-20.1 In January 2020, the Court had taken suo motu cognizance (when courts in India take a case on […]

Medical Errors Harm Up to 25 Percent of Patients in Outpatient Care

Medical Errors Harm Up to 25 Percent of Patients in Outpatient Care

A white paper released in January 2020 by the Foundation for the Innovation and Development of Health Safety shows that 20-25 percent of patients are harmed by medical errors in primary and ambulatory care (outpatient) in both developed countries like the U.S. and Europe and in developing countries. Primary and ambulatory care is one of […]

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