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California Tells COVID-Positive Medical Staff to ‘Return to Work Immediately, Without Isolation or Testing’

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The Los Angeles Times came out with a piece Wednesday titled, “With hospitals reeling, California tells COVID-positive medical workers to stay on the job.” With more and more patients arriving to the emergency room every day, forced to wait entire days to be seen, there is no one to answer the phones and no one to take out the trash.

Due to the Omicron-fueled surge, healthcare workers are calling out sick in droves, and has “left the medical infrastructure on edge.” As a result, California, and other state’s officials are examining a “Sweeping policy change that allows asymptomatic healthcare workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to return to work immediately, without isolation or testing.”

Currently, the policy will remain in place through February 1st to avoid staffing shortages. The California Department of Public Health said because hospitals are reaching capacity, providing essential care is extremely compromised.

“Given those conditions, the department is providing temporary flexibility to help hospitals and emergency services providers respond to an unprecedented surge and staffing shortages” said the agency.

On Tuesday, nurses and representatives with the SEIU 721 union spoke out against the measure outside the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting in downtown to L.A. The California Nurses Association also said it planning a “day of action” for Thursday to condemn the state’s decision.

“It is absolutely infuriating that Democrats turned our nation upside down, harmed our children and may have even allowed the Democrats to steal an election creating these mandates, only to be forced to throw it all out the window on a whim because they did not work” says Sara Carter

“When President Trump was questioning these things, when I would question these things, when any sane person would question these things, the Democrats tried to make everyone look like they wanted to kill their grandmother and that we were conspiracy theorists” adds Carter.

“Is the situation ideal? No,” said Dr. Robert-Kim Farley, an epidemiologist and infectious-diseases expert at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “Is it the lesser of the two evils of having no one to care for patients, versus having staff caring for them that may have COVID? Yes, it’s the lesser of two evils.”

The L.A. Times adds, “Kim-Farley said the policy is a recognition of the significant strain hospitals are experiencing amid an increased number of patients and decreased number of staff. The chances of transmission from an asymptomatic worker are minimal, he said, particularly since he or she would be practicing precautions, including wearing high-grade medical masks.”

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  1. Pam Burgo

    January 12, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    No end to the madness of these people

  2. REX DIETRICK

    January 12, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    None of the current strategies are working. How about we try getting back to normal? Can’t hurt. Especially for all the illegals cramming the ER’s.

  3. Suzanne Scott

    January 12, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    This is bs. UCLA is not experiencing increased patient load. However, they stupidly fired (or the quit) doctors and nurses that were not JABBED. Moreover, since OMICRON is a mild cold, how can ANYONE say covid cases have risen? The pcr tests they are sill using cannot tell diff between cold, flu or covid. Peeps who died last year from covid (I am not referring to those who died from cancer or accidents that were noted as covid deaths) was actually a very small #. Most died of flu that according to our worthless CDC, NIH, FDA disappeared from the books last year. NOT POSSIBLE! I think the real question is why do fraudfauci, CDC, FDA, NIH, DENY patients access to drugs we know have a 100% success rate? FDA made a deal w USPO to seize Ivermectin and HCQ that peeps order from overseas? Peer reviewed studies from Europe & Asia show the drugs work and there is no need for the JABS. FDA says they haven’t been approved for covid. They have been approved for other ailments and thus doctors may prescribe off label. No no, says FDA, cannot do with any drug that can cure covid (that has yet to be proven to exist. No one has been able to produce a strain in court). So FDA is pushing experimental genetic therapy that has seen 1,016,099 adverse affects in US alone w 21,382 deaths, 367,158 perm disabled, 3,511 miscarriages, and 113,303 hospitalizations; yet are stopping access to the drugs that cure with no known side effects. Are we supposed to be that stupid????

  4. Connie

    January 13, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    This is what living in a communist state gets you. The libs go with “what feels good in the moment” and never, ever any forethought of what might happen down the road. California made it’s misery, now it can lay in it. Illinois is on it’s way to becoming just like Ca. We live here downstate in the middle of the heartland and we are stuck here b/c our farm ground is nearly worthless. We can’t get what we have in it to pick up and move somewhere else. We are in our early 70’s and wish like heck that we would have stayed in Tx. after my husband got out of the Army instead of moving “home”. Many like us and many others that we know have moved to Tx. and Florida as well as Tn. Store shelves here are bare half the time. We live in a rural community so if you don’t ware a mask into some place, not many people call you on it. Even though out stupid Gov. has mandated it. Our high school basketball players have to play with masks on. They have to rotate the bench on a regular basis to give them time to breathe. It’s insane. That’s just a couple of things going on here.
    Our healthcare workers are being asked to work extra shifts to cover for those sick and most of the ones getting sick that we know personally have been fully vaxed. I have a daughter and a daughter-in-law that work in the same trauma hospital in Springfield. They are working many extra hours. So far, they have not fired anyone that has refused the vaccination, as far as I know. They are talking Vaccination “passports” here in our legislature now.
    Our freedoms are eroding every day. When will this madness end? I am thankful for you Sara, and for Rand Paul, and people like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and many others out there telling the public what they need to hear. Thankfully, some of the MSM seems to be starting to report the many discrepancies in a lot of the information they have been spewing and people are getting their eyes opened.

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Freedom in the UK: Johnson ends ‘all Covid measures’ including mask wearing

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The United Kingdom is enjoying a huge announcement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced “the end of all Covid measures introduced to combat the Omicron variant – compulsory mask-wearing on public transport and in shops, guidance to work from home and vaccine certificates – from next week” reports The Guardian.

For those with coronavirus, the legal requirement for them to self-isolate will also be allowed to lapse when the regulations expire on March 24. Johnson also announced an immediate end for students to wear masks at secondary schools.

“From tomorrow we will no longer require face masks in classrooms and the Department for Education will shortly remove national guidance on their use in communal areas,” Johnson told the Commons.

“In the country at large we will continue to suggest the use of face coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces, particularly when you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet, but we will trust the judgment of the British people and no longer criminalise anyone who chooses not to wear one.”

The Prime Minister said Covid data was “showing that time and again this government got the toughest decisions right” and that plan B rules that were put in place in December could all be lifted from next Thursday, the day after a pre-existing review point.

The Guardian notes Britain had expected Johnson would soon be ending work-from-home guidance and the mandate to show a certificate proving vaccination or proof of a recent negative Covid test. However, the immediate lifting of mandatory mask rules will “come as a surprise to some.”

Johnson is receiving some push back from some teaching and health unions. The general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, said ministers would “regret sending the wrong signal to the public for political expediency”.

Joint general secretary of the National Education Union Mary Bousted said, “While the trend amongst secondary aged children is down, it is however uncertain, due to the short time schools have been back since the Christmas holidays, that this trend will continue. Such uncertainty could lead to a pronounced risk of increased disruption with children and staff having to isolate.”

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