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2021-04-06

This is a very instructive article in the BMJ which has attracted some cogent responses from qualified "Health Workers".

The link is to the responses - you can tab across to read the original piece.

"COVID-19 is the greatest threat to public health since the creation of the NHS. Healthcare workers are significantly more likely to have COVID-19 compared to the general population (2). Fortunately, we now have several vaccines that both protect us and the patients in our care"

"Whilst I think it would be very difficult to force healthcare workers to be vaccinated, however further targeted testing could be bought (sic) in to make sure the unvaccinated workers are not passing on the virus to the vulnerable patients they interact with. This would be in line with the policies for other communicable diseases"

"No. There are numerous, reliable ways to protect patients from acquiring COVID-19. A vaccine without proven ability to prevent infection or transmission whose clinical trials do not end until 2023 is but one of them"

"The levels of sickness after vaccination is unprecedented and staff are getting very sick and some with neurological symptoms which is having a huge impact on the health service function. Even the young and healthy are off for days, some for weeks, and some requiring medical treatment. Whole teams are being taken out as they went to get vaccinated together."

There is much more.

Well worth a read.