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England Ends Vaccine Mandate for National Healthcare Staff to Avoid ‘Mass Exodus’

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England is taking action in order to avoid a “mass exodus” of healthcare workers. On Monday, health secretary Sajid Javid confirmed Ministers have planned to scrap an order forcing all NHS staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The announcement came just three short days before the February 3 deadline for frontline employees to get vaccinated or be fired. Vaccine mandates will also be removed for those working in care homes, which has already led to the loss of roughly 40,000 staffers in that sector reports The Guardian.

NHS stated that an estimated 60,000 staff would be dismissed at the deadline if Javid did not support the end of the mandate. Javid said “While vaccination remains our very best line of defence, I believe it is no longer proportionate to require vaccination as a condition of deployment by statute. I will launch a consultation on ending vaccination as condition of deployment in health and all social care settings.”

“Subject to the response and the will of this house, the government will revoke these regulations,” he added. Immediately following, England NHS wrote to health service leaders to tell them: “This change in government policy means we request that employers do not serve notice of termination to employees affected by the vaccination as a condition of deployment regulations.”

Javid justified the change with the fact that the Omicron variant of coronavirus is much milder than its predecessor, Delta, and that a large majority of the population have been fully vaccinated.

The Guardian reports:

NHS Providers and the NHS Confederation, which both represent hospitals in England, warned that the decision to allow health and social care workers to continue working even if they remain unvaccinated could affect the drive to promote wider vaccine take-up. While welcoming the move, they added: “There will be concern at what this means for wider messaging about the importance of vaccination for the population as a whole.”

A senior NHS official added: “There is a risk that other staff who have got vaccinated when they may not have will feel let down, given this is a last-minute change of policy. And this will leave social care colleagues feeling very frustrated, given they have already been through this and many have lost their jobs.”

Staff groups welcomed the switch. The Royal College of Nursing, which had called the policy “self-sabotage”, said: “To risk thousands more nursing staff being sacked in the middle of a staffing crisis was never in the interests of patients’ safety.”

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  1. Aaron

    February 2, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Right, as if we live or die based on their “mandates” which don’t prove jack shi+!
    Just another “see how hard we can push before they break” psy op by elites.

  2. Chastran

    February 2, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    The last time that the UK had a mass exodus, Australia and
    the United States came into being…

  3. Stephane

    May 6, 2022 at 4:57 am

    Hopefully the “mass exodus” will send us the intelligent educated and responsible people who made The UK what it was!
    NOT the unwashed, wretched, uneducated, worthless LEECHES who do nothing but complain that the government does not do enough for them.
    We have enough of those born here, and those allowed to come in unchecked by that imbecile father of a crack addict!

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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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