It was revealed on Tuesday that the Mayo Facility in Minnesota had dismissed 700 unvaccinated health care employees, despite nurses at the clinic having sent an alert a few weeks before about staffing shortages.
In a statement released Tuesday, the Mayo Clinic said, “While we are saddened by the loss of valuable employees, we must take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients, employees, visitors, and communities.”
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— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 5, 2022
The Mayo Clinic confirmed the mass firings by saying, “We must take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients, employees, visitors, and communities.” In the event that people who have been discharged from employment choose to be vaccinated at a later date, they will have the chance to apply for and return to Mayo Clinic for future job vacancies.
The COVID-19 vaccination was only available until Monday for the staff. According to Mayo Clinic officials, the 700 employees that were dismissed constitute around 1 percent of the clinic’s total workforce of 70,000 people.
In a statement, the Clinic said that “although final figures are not yet available, approximately 99 percent of personnel across all Mayo Clinic facilities have participated with the mandatory immunization program, meaning they have been vaccinated or have acquired medical or religious exemptions.”
The Mayo Clinic just fired 700 employees for not getting the COVID vaccine. I don’t want to hear one more word about staffing shortages when they’re firing front line healthcare workers for refusing an illegal mandate. What’s happening is unAmerican. Freedom is essential!
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) January 5, 2022
Every single employee of the Mayo Clinic should walk out in solidarity with the 700 unvaccinated employees who were just fired.
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) January 5, 2022
The Mayo Clinic has hospitals in Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida, and Iowa, in addition to its headquarters in Minnesota. Minnesota’s biggest employer is the Mayo Clinic, which has its headquarters in Rochester.
“It is evident, based on science and evidence, that immunization keeps people out of the hospital and saves lives. That is true for everyone in our communities—and it is especially true for the large number of patients with serious or complex diseases who seek care at Mayo Clinic every day,” said the Mayo Clinic, without mentioning that studies and data suggest that the COVID-19 Omicron variant appears to infect fully vaccinated individuals with ease, according to the Mayo Clinic.
According to Twincities.com, several veteran Mayo Clinic workers who were dismissed as a result of not obtaining the vaccination have said that they would not speak on the firings because they fear “community backlash against either themselves or their families.”
The president, Joe Biden, declared many months ago that health-care institutions that accept Medicaid and Medicare financing would be required to enforce a vaccination requirement for all of their staff, or they would risk losing their federal funding. About a week ago, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services stated that it will begin implementing the vaccination requirement in around half of all states in the United States, including Minnesota.
In a memorandum, the agency said that it has adjusted the compliance deadlines for its mandates, which means that facilities that apply would be required to comply with the mandate’s first phase. All health-care workers must have received their first dosage of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, by Jan. 27, 2022—or 30 days after the CMS memorandum was issued—otherwise they will be subject to fines.
A news conference was conducted in mid-December by nurses representing the Minnesota Nurses Association, in which they called on hospital CEOs to address the issue of staffing shortages.
Nursing union president Mary C. Turner, who works in the COVID-19 critical care unit, told reporters during a press conference on December 20 that “nurses will be here when you need us.” The nurses of Minnesota need more than just words to solve the problem of staffing and retention in our state’s hospitals, and we implore our hospital CEOs and government authorities to hear us.
COVID-19 is the ailment induced by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which is also known as the CCP virus.
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