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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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Former Harvard medical professor says he was fired for opposing Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates

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“My hope is that someday, Harvard will find its way back to academic freedom and independence.” That is the heartfelt message from Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a former Harvard University professor of medicine since 2003, who recently announced publicly he was fired for “clinging to the truth” in his opposition to Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates.

Kulldorff posted the news on social media alongside an essay published in the City Journal last week. The epidemiologist and biostatistician also spoke with National Review about the incident. Kulldorff says he was fired by the Harvard-affiliated Mass General Brigham hospital system and put on a leave of absence by Harvard Medical School in November 2021 over his stance on Covid.

Nearly two years later, in October 2023, his leave of absence was terminated as a matter of policy, marking the end of his time at the university. Harvard severed ties with Kulldorff “all on their initiative,” he said.

The history of the medical professional’s public stance on Covid-19 vaccines and mandates is detailed by National Review:

Censorship and rejection led Kulldorff to co-author the Great Barrington Declaration in October 2020 alongside Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University. Together, the three public-health scientists argued for limited and targeted Covid-19 restrictions that “protect the elderly, while letting children and young adults live close to normal lives,” as Kulldorff put it in his essay.

“The declaration made clear that no scientific consensus existed for school closures and many other lockdown measures. In response, though, the attacks intensified—and even grew slanderous,” he wrote, naming former National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins as the one who ordered a “devastating published takedown” of the declaration.

Testifying before Congress in January, Collins reaffirmed his previous statements attacking the Great Barrington Declaration.

Despite the coordinated effort against it, the document has over 939,000 signatures in favor of age-based focused protection.

The Great Barrington Declaration’s authors, who advocated the quick reopening of schools, have been vindicated by recent studies that confirm pandemic-era school closures were, in fact, detrimental to student learning. The data show that students from third through eighth grade who spent most of the 2020–21 school year in remote learning fell more than half a grade behind in math scores on average, while those who attended school in person dropped a little over a third of a grade, according to a New York Times review of existing studies. In addition to learning losses, school closures did very little to stop the spread of Covid, studies show.

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