She started off emailing about the deliberate undercounting of vaccinated Covid patients, but she wound up saying much more
In southern NJ it is the complete opposite. We test and grill every single patient on Covid status vaccine and testing. We bring in outpatients hours early to test, photocopy their cards to put into the chart. Waiting for Covid results is the norm and sets back start times. These are people with zero symptoms made to wear a mask for hours while they are in the hospital to “get healthy “. It’s a joke. I’m at the end of my career of 40 years in the business as a nurse and paramedic I don’t encourage anyone to follow in my footsteps. Healthcare has become a pill pushing pimp that likes you sick to keep them rich. Never do we address the co morbidities we just give them another pill and tell them you will be fine if you follow the doctors orders... who is following the insurance companies orders. Medicine is not proactive but reactive. If the sink is overflowing stop mopping the floor and turn off the faucet. It will never happen unless the patient takes responsibility for their own health and finds a doctor who practices preventative medicine
Congrats to this honest nurse at calling out all of this hypocrisy.
My sorry-ass profession (I’m a physician) has acted as camp guards, herding a frightened society on to the masking and vaccine boxcars. It has been shameful!
The best thing that ever happened to me was getting COVID early on. I never took the vax, never needed to, and have seen colleagues with no cardiac history get post-jab myocarditis so severe that they missed work and required full workups. When faced with being unable to work, I stated a religious exemption, and gave thanks I live in the Free State of Florida.
One hospital where I work reinstated mandatory masks, and it was hilarious to walk into the ER this morning and see every single staff member wearing the ridiculous things below their chins, their laughing faces uncovered.
Health care is a shockingly dishonest industry, and patients are right to mistrust us.
Great article, thanks for sharing. I lost my job in 2021 for refusing the jab, and it’s been a rocky road since. That being said, best decision I’ve made. Never succumb to this EVER.
Here’s a tip for the nurse! Agency nurses are allowed ALL AND ANY EXEMPTIONS. Hospitals and facilities ask no questions.
ICU nurse here. This is very interesting. My hospital stopped asking about covid vaccination a while ago. We also stopped testing every person that walks in the door (not sure about the planned surgery patients). Unless you have actual symptoms of infection you are not getting tested. We'll swab for flu and covid if you are symptomatic and maybe do a respiratory viral panel. That being said, OMG the MASKS! I am so freaking done. We all are. It's still masks for everyone 2+ in the hospital and all affiliated clinics, but only where the public can actually see us. WE are in a low transmission area BTW.
If I'm in a conference room or the breakroom then it's masks off. The entire learning center is mask free (separate building). It's awful, it's soul crushing. I am sick to death of seeing nothing but eyes. We are now being audited (spied on) for mask compliance. DNV (accrediting agency) recently visited and busted us for not fully enforcing our mask policy. I've asked numerous people where the pressure is coming from to keep the damn masks on. DNV? CMS? CDC? No one can tell me exactly. I think it's DNV.
Get this, we are supposed to enter the building (basement level) with either a cloth mask from home or put on one of the crappy masks left in a holder by the door. Those masks wouldn't protect you from a gentle breeze. When I get to my unit I'm supposed to swap the cloth or crappy mask for a "better" medical grade mask that I have to wear for my 12 hour shift, everywhere, even the nurses station. I refuse to mask in the basement. I don't put a mask on until I get to my unit. Screw them. It's not much but it's my way of telling them to kiss my ass. I also pull my mask down when I first introduce myself to my patient and their family so they can see the face of the person they have entrusted their lives to.
My sister is not a nurse but works in a very popular hospital in an administrative position ( due to spacing problems, her office was basically in a broom closet with one other person). She fought and fought the vaccine mandate until she finally gave in in fear of losing her job, and got J and J. They MADE her get a booster months later or she would be fired. Less than 5 weeks after the booster she started getting massive bruising on her hips and thighs- overnight it came- one day it was not there next morning she woke up with it ( it looked like that platelet disease). I wish I could share a pic , it was horrfic(I think I emailed a pic to Alex when it happened). Her primary who was very pro shot ran a bunch of tests- she had been extremely healthy her whole life, zero medical problems, and her blood was all messed up especially whatever the factor is for hemophilia. Her thyroid was extremely out of whack too. The Dr. expressed she was having her own problems from vaccines, and wrote her an immediate exemption letter from any more shots. BUT WHY did it have to come to her trashing her health and risking her well being? this is a crime...
God bless you! My son is in the healthcare field. He was forced to jab. I worry every day. And...his employer has come out with the study that the more you jab the worse the outcome! We are living in strange times! I hope your hospital wakes up and drops your mask requirements! Thank you for having the courage to speak out!
The Alex we are seeing the last month or so is the Alex we loved from 2020-2021. Glad he is back. I think he was starting to get a few cocktail party invites again so he had to tone it down. Now he is back to being the bulldog we counted on and screwing those invites.
Hi nurse (via Alex), my daughter went to work for agencies and gets placed in a hospital or surgery center for 10-13 weeks at a time making large $$ aporox 100/hr. Maybe you can do that, you might even get placed in a red state and get to take off your mask. I hope you can do something. I'm sad for your suffering and pray for your relief.
What happened to Americans like that?
God bless her! Healthcare would be much better served with more like her in the workforce. I, too, am a board certified surgical RN. Fortunately, I am not currently working in nursing at this time.
Thank you for your strength of conviction and your honesty. I am also a nurse, though I wasn’t working in a hospital setting and I’m past retirement age, so I finally just gave in and left the job I had enjoyed. I was so tired of all the political correctness and the drama from medical colleagues who should be open to reason and TRUE science. I too Hated wearing a mask all day, knowing that it is pointless at best. I’ll never give in to such nonsense again.
Thanks so much to both the nurse and to Alex.
BTW, it is NOT terribly hard to fake a vaxx card, and I can easily walk anyone through the process (just as long as I don't end up jailed as a political prisoner for it).
The content of your character is well reflected in your words. Thank you for sharing these insights via Alex with us. Much respect for your efforts to perform Good Works and share harsh Truths. God Bless.
Pilots are in the same shoes. If they are unvaxxed, they cannot get hired at a new airline as all new hires need to be poked.
Thank you for your insights. So glad that you got an exemption but I had not appreciated how much this now ties you to your current employer given the mandates.