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California Will Now Require COVID Booster Shot for Healthcare Workers

California Will Now Require COVID Booster Shot for Healthcare Workers

Newsom to make the official announcement Wednesday.

I wrote this week that a number of vaccinated and boosted politicians and media members were infected with mild cases of COVID-19.

In fact, the highly contagious new variant seems to have devolved to the point that it no longer impacts smell or taste and behaves very much like a common cold.

Early evidence suggests that for most people, at least for those who are up to date on their COVID vaccines, omicron appears to result in mild illness that can resemble the common cold, another form of the coronavirus. Poehling, who is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which helps guide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decisions on vaccines, said there appear to be prominent symptoms from omicron:

  • Cough
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Congestion and runny nose

Unlike in previous variants, the loss of taste and smell seems to be uncommon, she said.

Clearly, new variants are evading the vaccines. Therefore, the need for constant boosters is questionable, especially in light of the subsequent natural immunity that will develop once infections subside.

Therefore, with these developments, sensible politicians and public health officials would stop focusing on vaccinations and start turning toward the availability of treatment options.

Yet in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom is bitterly clinging to vaccines and now mandating the booster shot for the state’s healthcare workers.

In a statement posted to Twitter, he cited the rise of the omicron variant in the state. Omicron is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the country, according to federal health officials.

“With Omicron on the rise, we’re taking immediate actions to protect Californians and ensure our hospitals are prepared,” Newsom said in a tweet.

More information is expected in an announcement on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, state publications like the Los Angeles Times are ginning-up fear of Omicron to pair with this mandate.

While there are early indications Omicron might cause less severe illness than other variants, if enough people are infected, hospitals could be overwhelmed nonetheless, health officials say. That comes as the system already faces multiple challenges, including significant staffing shortages and increased demand for other healthcare services like flu treatment and procedures that were put on hold earlier in the pandemic.

California is viewing the pending mandate with skepticism.

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Yet no proof of ID to vote.

Wil be less nurses working and moving.

I once read an Ayn Rand novel and I know how this ends. Health care workers will be “Going Galt” real soon.

It’s already happening in Washington.

    henrybowman in reply to Andy. | December 22, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    If “going Galt” worked, I would have done it. It requires two things that have never existed in nature: a perfectly impenetrable hiding place, and a society that can guarantee a non-rebellious progeny.

      My entire adult life I saved and scrimped in order to not be a victim of the whims of corporate America laying me off. When I finally reached the number where I could jump, I jumped. At the time I was working for one of “them” and had been watching the truth be whatever she wanted it to be for the conversation she was in. I took two sick days to think about it, then I jumped with no notice. I left between 60-100 grand on the table by not making me force them out, but it literally made me sick to my stomach to give them another minute of my talent.

Come to Florida!
New York Firemen, police and now California health care workers.
My hospital is hiring doctors and nurses, p.a’s and o r techs.
Remember which party forced you to move, and vote for freedom
Florida Governor Desantis announced again that we will have no lockdowns or mandates in Florida
Desantis for President in 2024!

“…at least for those who are up to date on their COVID vaccines…”

Reads like weasel talk to imply the unpoked are probably at higher risk. If the research showed that unpoked ARE at higher risk, he would have said that. These people are such polished liars.

The Mobius Strip of Sickcare: “Did it work last time, or the time before?”

“No.”

“Well, let’s do it again!”

Any virologist who’s not a lying beauracratic bootlicker will tell you, “Of course a vaccine designed for variant A will not work for variant C. It’s akin to taking last year’s flu vaccine this year. IT. WON’T. WORK.”

    Immune responses against SARS-coronavirus nucleocapsid protein induced by DNA vaccine

    The nucleocapsid (N) protein of SARS-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) is the key protein for the formation of the helical nucleocapsid during virion assembly. This protein is believed to be more conserved than other proteins of the virus, such as spike and membrane glycoprotein.

    The study shows that N protein of SARS-CoV not only is an important B cell immunogen, but also can elicit broad-based cellular immune responses. The results indicate that the N protein may be of potential value in vaccine development for specific prophylaxis and treatment against SARS.

      “Article information
      Virology. 2005 Jan 5; 331(1): 128–135.

      Published online 2004 Dec 8.”

      Real world data has obviously disproven everything in this study with breakthrough cases; ineffective, multiple booster within the year; and twice as many cases, hospitalizations, and deaths this year with a vaccine than last year without a vaccine.

      Pro tip, sparky: Never trust anything from NIH.

        The information is not about vaccines, but rather immunity that is keyed of different components of the virus, where mutation is variable across components, and stable across variants, thus leading to robust and durable preexisting or cross-reactive natural immunity.

    Ironically, this year’s flu vaccine has a 50/50 chance of providing personal protection against this year’s active strains. Essentially, flip a mask, as it were.

No sympathy. You had your chance to rid yourselves of this mountebank. And now you are FUDded by the fallacy of sunk cost.
Your history in California is worth nothing. If you won’t fight, you must flee.

That comes as the system already faces multiple challenges, including significant staffing shortages

Gee LA Times, any idea why these staffing shortages could be occurring?