Sumary of NJ hospital system threatening to fire unvaccinated employees faces backlash:
- “Heim is one of the many Americans who don’t trust the available COVID-19 vaccines despite assurances from federal health officials that they’re safe and effective.
- “I had COVID prior and at that time, the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] said COVID posed no great risk to pregnant women,’ she said.
- “WHITE HOUSE WEIGHS PUSHING MASKS AS COVID CASES INCREASEHeim said it took three days before she could see her baby boy.
- Amanda Heim said she was eight months pregnant when she caught COVID-19 and ended up having an emergency C-section.
- She told Fox News that she believes healthcare workers with antibodies from a prior COVID-19 infection should be exempt from two-dose vaccination “as ample data show the immunity from infection is robust at preventing future severe illness and decreasing viral transmission.
- FULL FDA APPROVAL FOR COVID-19 VACCINES COULD EASE VACCINE HESITANCY: EXPERTSaphier noted that vaccine requirements are common in the healthcare profession, but COVID-19 is different because the vaccines have been released under an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA rather than the agency’s usual drug approval processes.
- Brett Giroir, a former White House COVID-19 task force member during the Trump administration, shared a similar stance.
- “Once the vaccines get approved, I’m not saying I would mandate it as an employer, but I do support hospitals’ infection control standards.