Showing posts with label COVID-19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COVID-19. Show all posts

Why Is It That No One Wants The New Covid Vaccine?

As the world continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of vaccines was a ray of hope. However, despite the vaccines being the light at the end of the tunnel, there's a growing trend; people are hesitant to take the vaccines. 

  • Covid-19 vaccine fatigue is rising, with many people questioning their effectiveness. 
  • Supply chain problems have also challenged the timely rollout of the vaccines. 
  • The confusion on who will pay for the vaccine has resulted in many people holding back from the vaccination. 
  • Additionally, recent studies indicate that some COVID-19 cases are mild, causing people to question the vaccines' necessity. 



New York Health System Offers Second Chance to Fired Employees after COVID Vaccine Mandate

In 2021, New York State mandated that all healthcare workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The mandate was imposed to ensure that the population remained healthy and free from the further spread of the virus, but it resulted in many healthcare workers being fired due to their refusal to receive the vaccine. However, now that the mandate has been lifted, one health system in the state is inviting its former employees back.


Syracuse, N.Y.-based St. Joseph's Health announced it would mandate COVID-19 vaccination for its workers. Despite these efforts, some employees were terminated due to their refusal to get vaccinated. But with the recent announcement that this mandate has been lifted, the facility is reaching out to these former workers and inviting them back to their positions.


Inviting ex-employees back could be a win-win situation, allowing St. Joseph's Health to not only ease its staffing challenges but also retain skilled and experienced nursing staff. 


A Moment of Truth: Will the End of CMS' Vaccine Mandate Ease Workforce Shortages?

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role that healthcare workers play in keeping society healthy and safe. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all healthcare workers to protect staff and patients. While this was a necessary step, it also resulted in many workers leaving their positions rather than getting vaccinated. 

Now that the mandate has been lifted, some hope this will ease healthcare workforce shortages. However, it remains to be seen whether this will be the case. While some workers may return to their jobs, others may have already moved on to other industries or decided not to return to healthcare. 

Only time will tell if the end of the CMS vaccine mandate will significantly impact workforce shortages.


Are You Ready? - HHS To Stop Requiring Vaccines In Hospitals

The Department of Health and Human Services has decided to drop a controversial COVID-19 vaccine mandate for hospitals. This rule required healthcare institutions that receive government funding to vaccinate their staff against the virus. 

While some saw this as a necessary measure to protect healthcare workers and patients, others strongly opposed it, claiming it infringed upon their medical choices and could lead to staff shortages. 

Regardless of one's stance on the issue, it is clear that this decision will have significant implications for the healthcare industry. 


The Vaccine Mandate For The Military Ended | Will Healthcare Be Next? (Video)

The vaccine mandate in the military was recently rescinded, sparking conversation about whether other mandatory policies, such as healthcare, could follow. 

Vaccinations have become commonplace in healthcare due to the need for universal protection from potentially deadly diseases. 

Despite this, there is an uprising amongst healthcare professionals who believe that vaccination should remain a choice for all citizens. 

Thus, it will be interesting to observe if any changes are made across other sectors of American healthcare following the exemption given within America's military. 

Check out the video below, and feel free to leave a comment. 


The Pandemic is Over? (Video)

It's been over two years since the pandemic began, and it feels like we've lived in constant fear and uncertainty for far too long. So, it's understandable that people are relieved to hear President Biden say that the "pandemic is over." 

But it seems that the President's declaration is causing mixed reactions. 

St. Charles Health System in Oregon has announced the rolling back of its vaccine mandate for hospital staff. But Governor Pritzker of Illinois has reissued his state's emergency pandemic powers. 

Hopefully, we will all get on the same page in the coming weeks. 


From Behind the Desk to Behind a Mop | All Hands on Deck at Hospital Due to Increased Covid 19 Cases (Video)

The rising COVID-19 cases have caused all hands on deck at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. 

Office workers recently left their desks behind and began doing nonmedical tasks normally performed by medical personnel or support staff. 

More than 170 employees volunteered to take extra duties for at least one month in order to relieve staffing shortages during this record-breaking period.



The Supreme Court Has Spoken.....(Video)


The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for large businesses - a policy the conservative justices deemed an improper imposition on the lives and health of many Americans - while endorsing a separate federal vaccine requirement for healthcare facilities.

The vote was 5-4 to allow the healthcare worker rule, which requires vaccination for about 10.3 million workers at 76,000 healthcare facilities including hospitals and nursing homes that accept money from the Medicare and Medicaid government health insurance programs for elderly, disabled and low-income Americans. 


Colorado Hospital Refuses Kidney Transplant to Woman Over Vaccine Refusal (Video)

A Colorado hospital system says it is denying organ transplants to patients who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 “in almost all situations” under a new policy.

UCHealth, which operates hospitals and urgent care facilities throughout the state, confirmed to The Post on Wednesday that organ transplant recipients and living donors must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 before undergoing procedures.

The health system said the driving force behind the policy change was studies showing transplant patients are more likely to die if they contract COVID-19. The mortality rate for transplant patients who get COVID is more than 20 percent, according to UCHealth.

And this hospital is not the first and will not be the last. Let's watch and see how this plays out. 


CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination at Discharge (Video)

The CDC encourages hospitals, emergency departments, and emergency care facilities to administer COVID-19 vaccine to unvaccinated patients at discharge, reports AHA News.

The CDC said that cities should allocate vaccines to medical facilities with patients who have higher vulnerabilities.


Treat the Vaccinated Over The Unvaccinated (Video)

Should hospitals running low on beds and staff prioritize vaccinated COVID-19 patients before the unvaccinated?


This video talks about how it would never work because hospital staff doesn’t think like that. We don’t punish people.

We treat people. We help people. That’s what we do. 


The First Domino Has Dropped | NY Hospital to Close Maternity Ward After Staff Resigns over Vaccine Mandate (Video)


A New York hospital had to close its Maternity Unit after seven employees resigned over the mandatory vaccination for all healthcare workers. 

And to make matters worse, there are seven more employees within that department who still have not indicated whether they will get vaccinated or resign. 

And on top of that, an additional 165 employees in the hospital may resign, possibly forcing the hospital to close five more departments. 

The dominos are beginning to drop, and we shall see how this plays out. 


Houston Hospital Suspends 178 Employees for Refusing the Vaccine (Video)

This is a follow-up to a blog post in May regarding some hospital employees suing their hospital requiring all employees to get the Covid 19 vaccine. 

Fast forward to today, and those employees plus others who refused the vaccine have been suspended. 

In this video, I'll share my thoughts on this Houston hospital suspending 178 employees with no pay for 2 weeks. 


Which Contactless Medical Technologies Will Disappear and Which Ones Will Remain?

I was reading an article about what contactless medical technologies some hospital CIOs think will stick around after the pandemic and which ones will disappear. 

Hospitals' COVID-19 infection control efforts include a bevy of contactless technologies to reduce virus transmission. Below are four hospitals CIOs' thoughts about which tools will remain in use once the pandemic is declared over and which ones will be phased out. 

Read more on Becker's Hospital Review.


Employees Suing Hospital For Mandating the Covid 19 Vaccines (Video)

I made a video a while ago talking about companies paying employees to take the Covid 19 vaccine.

We're seeing states and businesses are bribing people to take the vaccine with either lottery winnings or food. 

And of course, now we are at the point when hospitals are starting to mandate the vaccine. But employees are fighting back - by suing. 

Click here to read more.

Inside The COVID ICU


This article accurately describes what's it like working in a COVID-19 ICU. So, if you want to know what it is like day to day in the COVID ICU, then click the link.


Run Me My Money. Getting Paid to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine (Video)

With employees reluctant to take the COVID-19, hospitals are coming up with creative ways to incentivize them to take it. Some are offering cold hard cash, while others are threatening to take away PTO (Personal Time Off).

I really don't think that employers will fire employees for refusal to take it simply because hospitals are short-staffed anyway, and if they really wanted to, they wouldn't be offering money. 

I think they should have given the vaccine to those who wanted it first, like the elderly, instead of the skeptical frontline workers. 


Thousands Overdue for Second Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine (Video)


Have you taken the vaccination yet?

Death During the Pandemic (Video)

Everything that we were used to before the pandemic has changed. 


  •  A patient dies
  • Their body is cleaned, and sent to the morgue - or -
  • Their body is washed and prepared for the funeral home to come and pick up the body
  • The unit staff continues to work. 
  • The family makes funeral arrangement and the friends and family comes and pays their final respects to the deceased.  


  • A patient dies from the Coronavirus.
  • There is minimum contact with the body.
  • The staff calls the family to let them know that the patient is deceased and asks for the name of a funeral home.
  • The patient's body is moved to the morgue.
  • The family quickly makes modified funeral arrangments, whether it's a church funeral, a graveside funeral, or cremation. 
  • There are very few friends and family to pay their respects for many reasons: health issues, afraid to travel by air, or other reasons. 


Celebrities and the Unit Secretary (Video)

When the news broke early Friday morning that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were both diagnosed with the Coronavirus, people worldwide were concerned. 

When the President was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, people worldwide become troubled. 

Unit Secretaries must remember that President Trump, the leader of the free world, is also a celebrity and a person. His medical information and privacy should be everyone's number one priority.