Mayo Clinic fires 700 workers, 1% of its workforce, who refused covid jab


I spent a week at the Mayo Clinic where they finally told me WTF is wrong with me. A top notch research hospital where your treatment will come from more than one background. It is a team effort. I can’t say enough good things about it. Cleveland Clinic is also good in my book.

So if someone says they don’t trust the government, I ask them who do you trust? If you have stage IV cancer right now, and you could go to any hospital free of charge and they will try to save your life, where are you going? Some place like the Mayo Clinic, right?

Whatever the answer, then ask yourself, “What are they saying about how to handle Covid?” If you trust them to save your life for cancer, but not for Covid, then you should really ask yourself why?

Not sure how you would do that for most people. Though remember a place like the Mayo Clinic has A LOT of support employees who aren’t directly giving health care. They are cleaning, cooking, maintaining the building, answering phones, security, etc etc.


In Michigan, it’s almost entirely nurses and support staff that refuse the jabs. It’s mind boggling that the people who administer shots are refusing this series of shots.


For most cancers, normally your best bet in the U.S. would be MD Anderson in Houston. But there’s no way I’d go to Houston during this pandemic. So yes, as you say, Mayo or Cleveland Clinic would be next on the list, unless one is already in a major metropolitan area (NYC, LA, Chicago).

It’s a good reminder that even the best medical center is exactly as vulnerable as the area in which it stands, and the beneficiary or victim of the politicians who run that locality.


Ah, good to know. But still, what is their advice for Covid? Probably the same as all the other top hospitals.

Arkansas, Iowa, Tennessee, Florida and Kansas have recently passed laws specifying that workers who lose their jobs for not getting vaccinated can receive unemployment benefits.

Reap benefits for being a dumbass.

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Did this just happen? Why the incredibly long delay if so?

The company says they can get their jobs back if they get vaxxed.

Jesus, NO. Your incompetent employees just outed themselves and you barely had to do anything. Why on Earth would you then turn around and undo that immense benefit?


And saves the lives of untold numbers of patients, employees and family members.

Good trade.


Did you see the news about Henry Ford this morning?

700 employees or about 2% are out with covid. They shut down 97 beds due to staff shortage.

Between the ignorance and the virus we’re screwed if we need emergency care for anything.


I don’t watch news in the morning (6 PM I’ll watch), but yup, drive very carefully, and keep your fingers crossed that significant snow fall holds off a couple weeks (to avoid cardio emergency).


Because the health care industry is over stressed and can ill afford to lose workers?


Medicine is a competitive field, though I can see why people would think twice about entering it at this particular point in time. But retaining workers who have shown they have utter contempt for medicine, science and the health of themselves and their patients is not going to be a good move in the long run.


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Tangentially related…

Should Boingbong accept ads from this kind of t-shirt company?

(Yes, I’m over 50 and grouchy, so the ad targeting is sort of on mark. But the beard, tats, and anti-vax shirt is waaaaaay off. You really need to tighten up your algorithms, there Google.)


Oddly enough, I’m ok with that, as long as they make it universal, not just for declining vaccination. It would make sure organizations really want to fire someone rather than just cronies firing a good worker in order to make room for their incompetent college buddy, Squee.


I read BB in Brave browser, and the lack of ads is a breath of fresh air.


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This true, but there will be a few. Still too many, though.


Cheers! That worked beautifully.

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they don’t need to work for a ‘high caliber’ hospital if not in the ‘fight’ to ‘protect’ lives vs ‘wanting’ to endanger the public. Sad choice to make but that ‘me, me, me’ attitude does go into ‘extreme’ for some people. :roll_eyes:

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