Over the past few months, thousands of doctors and nurses from all over the United States have been fired for refusing to get their COVID-19 jabs. This has since backfired on the CDC, as it has led to a massive healthcare worker shortage in this country as COVID-19 cases are surging.
The CDC has since attempted to backtrack by announcing a contingency plan in response to this crisis that they created, according to Town Hall.
“Maintaining appropriate staffing in healthcare facilities is essential to providing a safe work environment for HCP and safe patient care,” the CDC states in updated guidance. “As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, staffing shortages will likely occur due to HCP exposures, illness, or the need to care for family members at home. Healthcare facilities must be prepared for potential staffing shortages and have plans and processes in place to mitigate these shortages. These plans and processes include communicating with HCP about actions the facility is taking to address shortages, maintaining patient and HCP safety, and providing resources to assist HCP with anxiety and stress.”
“When staffing shortages are anticipated, healthcare facilities and employers, in collaboration with human resources and occupational health services, should use contingency capacity strategies to plan and prepare for mitigating this problem,” the guidance adds. “When staffing shortages occur, healthcare facilities and employers (in collaboration with human resources and occupational health services) may need to implement crisis capacity strategies to continue to provide patient care.”
This comes as Joe Biden’s White House also struggles to deal with a self-inflicted shortage of healthcare workers by deploying the military.
“The President is directing Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to ready an additional 1,000 service members—military doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other medical personnel—to deploy to hospitals during January and February, as needed,” the White House announced last week.
“The President is announcing that six emergency response teams—with more than 100 clinical personnel and paramedics—are deploying to six states now: Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Vermont,” the White House continued. “This is on top of the 300 federal medical personnel that we have deployed since we learned about Omicron.”
This also comes as Biden’s COVID-19 jab mandate for Medicaid and Medicare workers is set to be heard by the Supreme Court next week.
All of this proves once, and for all that those who were warning about the downside of COVID-19 jab mandates have been right all along. Go figure.
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