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  1. Much of the misinformation on this can be credited to the president declaring that everyone would need and get a booster shot eight months after their second dose. https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-coronavirus-pandemic-404cf650431f8aeee17d333180760337 A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden’s plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the extra vaccine dose only for those who are age 65 or older or who run a high risk of severe disease.
  2. Wasn't he living (hiding) there? So this looks like they gave him a few days headstart on running from this.
  3. https://jambu.com/fennel/ No bonus points for me (price exceeds $50) and being that I'm well over 40 it's hard for me to judge if it screams I'm over 40😉. Do they?
  4. Yes, I think for me it's because of the disasterous exit from Afghanistan.
  5. I am aware of the protocol. I think you will see many new religious and medical exemptions given.
  6. None of the HCW I know "prefer cattle wormers" or any of the other ignorant BS you have ascribed to them.
  7. If someone is afraid of doing something mandating that they do it anyway doesn't seem like a good way to convince them to do so. Yes, I think it made them dig in their heels more. You may choose to judge them for that.
  8. You may be right that it is just the flu vax. I assumed that if you won't take one vax religious or medical reasons you would be exempt from others. I know I have heard some of them saying they won't be required to take the flu vax any more. I don't agree with mandates and would prefer that they, and all HCW, be allowed to make their own decisions regarding these vaccines. I feel like if they had not made the mandates that, in time, they may decide to get the vaccines. Now with exemptions in hand it's not likely. As far as you finding my views as a healthcare worker interesting. I don't think it's really my business whether or not my coworkers take the vaccine. I will be wearing my PPE all day every day anyway. It's worked well for me so far. No covid here.
  9. Yes, there have always been exemptions for the flu etc. My point is that those that previously took those vaccines are now exempt from all vaccines. So not only do we now have HCW that are not taking the covid vaccine they are also exempt from vaccines they would have continued to get prior to the mandates. I don't believe most of these HCF will fire their staff over this. They know they can't afford to so the threats were empty to begin with. There were better ways of encouraging HCW to be vaccinated. How about offering incentives (money, time off, etc..) rather than mandates and threats. HCW have had their fill of emails from administrators over the last 18 months of the latest crap like, no taking time off for the next X amount but, "thanks for all you do" over the past year and a half to not to expect them to dig their heels in over mandates. If incentives had been tried rather than mandates I think we would higher numbers of vaccinated rather than new exemptions. I do know of at least one young nurse who despite being given a medical exemption has decided to resign. I have no idea if any of the vaccinated HCW I work with have spread covid to others. Being that some of them have become infected it's entirely possible. I can say that none of my unvaccinated coworkers have been hospitalized for covid. Several of them had covid prevaccine.
  10. Vaccination does not prevent infection or spreading the virus 100% or even close. You are correct, they will be given the exemption (religious or medical) which will now have the unintended consequence of allowing them to not only refuse the covid vaccine but all other vaccines including the influenza vaccine. Of the 5 recent covid positives among my coworkers 4 were fully vaccinated and infected by the children.
  11. Glad to see some are finally realizing the threat to staffing!
  12. I agree that the translators and their immediate families should have been gotten out months ago. Unfortunately, we are now taking out masses people to be vetted by the same group that orchestrated this mess to begin with.
  13. I know doctors, nurses, and CNAs that are unvaccinated. I was happy to work with them pre-vaccine and I am happy to work with them now. Some of these HCW have had Covid. There is no option for those that have had Covid to opt out of the vaccine. Some (particularly the young ones) are concerned about potential future harm from the vaccines. You nor anyone else can guarantee them that there will be no future harm. They have worked all during the pandemic selflessly. For you to now decide they are selfish and non-evidence based is appalling to me! Correct me if I'm worng but you were also so very confident in "understanding the science" (supported by the twitter postings 🙄)of the virus not having come from the Wuhan Lab. Still standing on that "understanding the science"?
  14. I'm not an accountant so this advice is worth what you're paying for it. IMO, I would not send him anything unless/until contacted by his attorney. And anything sent by his attorney needs to read by your attorney before submitting any requested items. You filed for the years required by the decree as requested. I don't know why he would be privy to any of your information going forward.
  15. I just read that medicare and medicaid funding for nursing homes will be tied to vaccine mandates for their HCW. This will likely exacerbate the problem. As far as allowing vaccinated family members in to help with their loved ones; sometimes family is helpful, somtimes they are more of a hindrance. I don't think it's likely to happen in any case being that the vaccine is proving to not be effective in preventing 100% (or even close to that) of infection.
  16. I am seeing this among my coworkers. This is especially true of young nurses, nurses close enough to retirement, and CNAs. They feel like last year they were "heros" and now cattle that need to shut up, line up and get a vaccine they do not want in order to keep the job they have been doing for about 18 months now of pandemic. Be careful what you wish for for those of you demanding mandates. Nurses and other HCW are walking away.
  17. Now Americans are being advised to stay away from the Kabul airport. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taliban-vow-be-accountable-probe-reports-reprisals-afghanistan-2021-08-21/ "Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid travelling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so," the U.S. Embassy advisory said.
  18. That still does not explain not getting, the now reported to be 15,000+, Americans out, or our allies.
  19. It really doesn't. Or the dead horse beating.
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  23. If that is true then it makes this mess even more inexcusable. Why did the administraion not get the 11,000+ American citizens, allies (including the Afghanis that risked their lives helping us), and the weapons that are now in the hands of the taliban out before leaving? Total incompetence and disregard for human lives, IMO!
  24. https://1776unites.com/essays/our-open-letter-to-public-school-boards/ Thank you for the vital leadership role you play in ensuring schools empower all of our students to acquire the core American virtues and knowledge essential for citizenship in our racially diverse, multi-ethnic and pluralistic democracy. A peaceful and prosperous American future must be built on a shared understanding of our past that is accurate and truthful, but also celebratory and aspirational. The prevailing narrative of racial grievance has been corrupting the instruction of American history and the humanities for many decades, but has accelerated dangerously over the past year. The most damaging effects of such instruction fall on lower income minority children, who are implicitly told that they are helpless victims with no power or agency to shape their own futures. Also concerning are the results from the National Center of Education Statistics’ 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Alarmingly, only 24 percent of eighth graders performed at or above NAEP Proficient standards for the Civics assessment and only 15 percent did so for the History assessment. These dismal achievements in gaining an understanding of democratic citizenship, government, historical facts and perspectives across time are low across all student backgrounds and virtually unchanged from the benchmarks established two decades ago. We ask you, as stewards of public school systems around the country, to lead by example and embrace materials that will inspire the next generation, like those before them, to overcome challenges, achieve their goals, and live in a spirit of service to the common good. We invite all those who are committed to quality education and fostering a genuine interest among our young people in how inspiring lessons from our past can inform our path forward to contact us at 1776 Unites (educate@1776unites.com), and to view and download our free lessons here.
  25. He's on vacation. Is reported to now be cutting his vacation short to return to WH.
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