Rachel Ramey, in her editorial of July 30, is rightly involved relating to COVID-19 vaccinations, that Valley Well being be “respectful, moral, well-informed, and/or evidence-based.” Nonetheless, Ramey has criticized Valley Well being for requiring that each one the staff be vaccinated towards COVID-19. Sadly Ramey doesn’t understand that she is under no circumstances evidence-based, an important of her calls for from Valley Well being relating to COVID-19 vaccination of all workers.
I’ve been vital of Mr. Nantz, the CEO and president of Valley Well being, relating to different points; nevertheless I’m absolutely supportive of his controversial (in some lay circles) however brave choice to require that each one workers be vaccinated towards COVID-19. Even these remotely concerned in affected person care together with those that do work within the laundry can transmit this very contagious virus to weak sufferers.
For over three a long time the evidence-based medical group has acknowledged that evidence-based research of vaccines and medicines typically present that proposed adversarial reactions primarily based on pathophysiologic hypotheses don’t damaging impression high quality of life and life expectancy. The research Ramey cites are extraordinarily unimpressive when it comes to evidence-based drugs, i.e. high quality of life and life expectancy. The proposed damaging pathophysiologic mechanisms of motion of the Covid vaccine that she cites are hypotheses that may be readily repudiated with many different research. If Ramey will not be a scientist she could be rightly excused for weighing in on unimpressive “scientific” proof. If she is a scientist, her reasoning ought to be challenged.
Even when it have been the case that the COVID-19 vaccine barely worsened outcomes in these vaccinated, which the evidence-based medical group believes is extremely unlikely, that might not be justification for healthcare workers to refuse it. Higher that these workers resign and apply for what they imagine are safer jobs. These workers should not, in my view, be in a occupation that cares for the weak, the frail, the aged and the sick, at potential threat to their very own lives.
Throughout the plagues in England centuries in the past, many physicians fled London. Many nurses, nevertheless, remained behind to look after the sick and dying. Most of the nurses died due to their occupation to look after these in want. By no means once more ought to some medical professionals abandon their accountability to look after the sick and dying due to threat to themselves.
Being vaccinated towards COVID-19 is the one “respectful, moral, well-informed, and/or evidence-based” motion for workers of Valley Well being to do.