Earlier today, Wednesday Novermber 3, 2021 news broke that the Ontario government will not be requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford citing staffing shortages has now said that he will not be forcing vaccine mandates on healthcare workers. This announcement was made on Wednesday while some so-called experts are not pleased with his decision because they feel they have evidence to back these over-reaching vaccine policies.
“This is a complex issue. But when the impact of the potential departure of tens of thousands of health-care workers is weighed against the small number of outbreaks that are currently active in Ontario’s hospitals, I am not prepared to jeopardize the delivery of care to millions of Ontarians,” Ford said in the statement. “Having looked at the evidence, our government has decided to maintain its flexible approach by leaving human resourcing decisions up to individual hospitals.”
By surprise Ford has spoken some logic around the science, data and evidence the mandates would do more harm to society than good. Taking these professionals off the job logically makes no sense because if you want to help the citizens, the right thing to do is actually help them and that means you don’t get rid of the qualified people holding the system together and doing the work to care for people. If they’re removed then who replaces them? The only excuse would be to do mass immigration driving down wages and quality and ruining the economy of the countries these people would be coming from. Unless the plan is to slowly find replacements and then flipping to a hard anti-science mandatory vaccine mandate.
Most would call this a moral and ethical decision based on facts and not knee jerk emotional decisions but the problem here is a bit of a flip flop Ford moment and history has shown what happens.
Ford said the government will keep monitoring the situation and might revisit the policy “if warranted.”
Dr. Peter Juni said that he continues to support an outright authoritarian style vaccine mandate for hospital workers. He puts his feelings front and centre with no logic or science “if I’m vulnerable, I would like to have the guarantee that I’m seeing people in the hospital or in a practice who are fully vaccinated.”. These are his own personal feelings and there’s lots of people that feel differently, they don’t care what someone’s vaccine status is they jist want to have the care provided to them so they can return to a better quality of life, have their surgery. People don’t want to be sitting and waiting especially because government screw ups and unaccountable decisions.
Ontario’s current policy allows unvaccinated health-care workers to continue to attend work so long as they participate in a rapid testing program for COVID-19
On tuesday Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot told reporters the dcision not to force these mandates on healthcare workers because hospitals would experience “significant” job losses.
“The concern that we had was that we would lose some of our precious health human resources, compared to a relatively small number of outbreaks,” Elliott told reporters
Elliott continued on with a statement that virtue signal moral and ethical decision making. “As government, we have a responsibility to protect the health and well-being of all Ontarians and so that’s why this decision is the right decision for Ontario right now.” She said.
With emotional knee jerk decisions to force mandates we will have thousands of patients impacted by caused by a government planned staffing problem.
“We’ve got thousands of surgeries that are waiting, not to mention diagnostic procedures and we know that we’re seeing patients that are more acutely ill,” she said.
“We want to be able to keep those going so that we’ll be able to treat people in an earlier stage of illness so that they can become well.”
In a pinned tweet, Dr. Michael Warner, an ICU doctor at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto pours out his feelings on social media backed by no evidence or science.
“We need a universal, mandatory vaccination policy for all hospitals and long-term care homes in Ontario.That’s the safest thing for patients.” he said.