Biden’s vaccine mandate may force problems in the healthcare industry
The Western Journal informs us that unintended consequences have cropped up in response to mandates like Biden’s vaccine mandate.
President Joe Biden’s newly announced vaccine mandate might backfire on him — big time.
The consequences of this statewide mandate are already being felt at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, New York. The hospital just announced “a pause” in delivering babies after staff members in the maternity unit handed in their resignations over the controversial mandate, according to WWNY-TV.
On Friday, Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer told reporters that 73 percent of the hospital’s 629 employees have been vaccinated and that the mandate had prompted 30 more to get the shot. However, it also led 30 employees to resign.
“If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,” Cayer said, according to WWNY.
“Our hope is as we get closer [to the deadline], the numbers will increase of individuals who are vaccinated, fewer individuals will leave and maybe, with a little luck, some of those who have resigned will reconsider,” he said. “We are not alone. There are thousands of positions that are open north of the Thruway and now we have a challenge to work through, you know, with the vaccination mandate.”
New York has the nation’s eighth-highest vaccination rate. As of Sept. 12, nearly 62 percent of the population was fully vaccinated, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.
If the mandate is causing problems in a highly vaccinated state, how much worse will the situation be in states such as Alabama, Wyoming, Idaho and West Virginia that have vaccination rates of 40 percent or less?
(Read more at the Western Journal)
What could go wrong? Can’t people just pause that pregnancy, heart attack, or Democrat-supported shooting?
Are you willing to gamble your life or the life of your loved ones (your sons, daughters, wife, husband, or other loved people)? Is Dementia Joe’s political future more important to you than any of those lives?
As we know, coronary deaths have seen surges during the continual COVID fear porn (as have suicides, drug overdoses, and other factors related to being shut away from certain aspects of life and health care). Therefore, this couldn’t take a bad turn, could it?
Does Biden’s mandate throw medical privacy out the window?
Tampa Bay CBS affiliate WTSP assures us that Biden’s vaccine questions will not violate medical privacy as long as the employer only asks whether the employee is vaccinated against COVID.
With vaccines for COVID-19 now widely available, we are seeing more instances of businesses requiring both their employees and customers to be vaccinated, and sometimes even asking for proof of vaccination.
We have also seen videos like the one below. Social media users post videos of customers they dub as “Karens.” Often, they are upset with mask or vaccine rules, claiming they are a violation of HIPAA.
So, what is HIPAA?
Some people think it stands for the Health Insurance Privacy and Protection Act. However, that would be HIPPA, and the proper acronym is HIPAA.
That one “P” stands for portability, obviously.
Its actual name is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It’s a national standard that protects sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. According to the CDC, the main goal is to ensure your health information is properly protected while it is handled by certain people or organizations.
Those who must comply with HIPAA include healthcare providers, like doctors or hospitals. Then there are health plans, along with healthcare clearinghouses, which would be like a middleman for healthcare providers and insurance payers.
Lastly, businesses that use medical information, like a data analysis company, have to follow HIPAA as well.
You may be thinking, what about all the other organizations that have to handle medical information like law enforcement agencies or your child’s school? Those organizations are not covered by HIPAA.
In general, HIPAA does not apply to most businesses. When a business asks its employee to show proof of a vaccination, it would not be considered a HIPAA violation. However, businesses do have to keep that information private, but not because of HIPAA. It is because of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(Read more at WTSP)
Now, according to this, employers can ask about your HIV vaccination status
Based on the above article, it would seem employers might feel free to ask about whether employees have accepted vaccinations against HIV or any other specific disease. Based on the article above, it would seem that there are no laws restraining businesses from discriminating against employees. Based on the article above, one would think that there would be no right to privacy of personal information (central to the Fifth Amendment’s right to not self-incriminate).
However, with the direction that Biden is going, it seems that he does not want us to have the right of private beliefs (if those beliefs call us to not submit to his COVID vaccination). Of course, the First Amendment guarantees our right to privacy of our beliefs (also known as our freedom of religion).
However, it seems that the only privacy right that Biden supports is the right to kill one’s offspring in the privacy of one’s womb. And now that the Democrats have declared men to have wombs, we may be in for a season of insanity.
Nonetheless, in one of any of the “right to work” states (where an employer can fire for any non-discriminatory reason), this could turn to an interesting direction that the Biden regime might not like.