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Front-line health care worker shortage due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, burnout

Added 10-20-21 05:18:03pm EST - “Hospital staffing shortages due to COVID-19 vaccination disputes have continued across the US this month, leaving patients untreated amid surges of the virus' delta variant.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Front-line health care worker shortage due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, burnout”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Hospital staffing shortages due to COVID-19 vaccination disputes have continued across the U.S. this month, leaving patients untreated amid surges of the virus’ delta variant. 

Health care workers against vaccine mandates have stood their ground, despite the fact that millions of Americans have been safely vaccinated against coronavirus with a Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shot at the hands of colleagues in their field.

In upstate New York, several maternity staff members resigned from Lewis County General Hospital, worsening an existing shortage and forcing the hospital to stop delivering babies and potentially curtail services in five other departments. 

“The number of resignations received leaves us no choice but to pause delivering babies at Lewis County General Hospital,” CEO Gerald Cayer said at a September news conference. “It is my hope that the (state) Department of Health will work with us in pausing the service rather than closing the maternity department.”

“Essential health services are not at risk because of the mandate,” Cayer added. “The mandate ensures we will have a healthy workforce and we are not responsible for (causing COVID-19) transmission in or out of our facilities.”

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