A group of researchers from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) made a survey and sent it out to staffers at 80 clinics across the Beaver State's 28 counties. Of this number, 38 staffers were from clinics in rural areas while 42 were from urban areas. The researchers asked respondents whether their clinics had lost workers through termination or resignation arising from the vaccine mandate, and the level of impact the mandate had on staffing at their clinics.
They found that 37 of the 80 clinics lost jobs due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. More than half of rural clinics – 52.6 percent – lost jobs, while about 40 percent of those in urban areas saw staff levels drop. About 45 percent of rural clinics and 21 percent of urban clinics said the vaccine mandate's overall impact on staffing was significant or very significant.
"Oregon's COVID-19 vaccination mandate increased health care personnel vaccination rates, yet amplified staffing challenges with disproportionate impacts in rural areas," said OHSU professor and study co-author Dr. Brigit Hatch.
Former Oregon Gov. Kate Brown first announced the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in 2021. She explained that forcing workers to get vaccinated would help ensure enough manpower to treat infected patients. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which is in charge of health policy at the Beaver State, imposed the edict.
"The [B16172] delta variant is causing a surge in unvaccinated cases and vaccine breakthrough cases," the OHA previously said. "This rule is necessary to help control COVID-19, protect patients and protect the state's health care workforce."
However, it was eventually found that the vaccines never prevented infection or transmission. Even the OHA acknowledged that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals carried the same viral loads. Moreover, vaccine-induced protection had been waning over time – necessitating COVID-19 boosters.
The rule was suspended in May of this year, and was finally repealed the next month.
NPR's Andrea Hsu wrote in September 2021 that despite healthcare workers having priority access to the COVID-19 vaccines, "vaccination rates remained low in some states and among some subgroups of healthcare workers."
"As part of his push to get more Americans vaccinated, President Joe Biden essentially told 17 million workers at approximately 76,000 healthcare facilities – including hospitals and long-term care facilities – to get vaccinated or get out," she noted. Hsu also pointed out that the president did not give health workers COVID-19 testing options made available to workers in different fields. (Related: Military whistleblowers submit report claiming COVID-19 vaccine mandate is UNLAWFUL.)
In January 2022, the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic axed roughly 700 workers who refused to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The said workers refusing to get injected with the COVID-19 shot comprised one percent of the clinic's total workforce.
The said workers were given a deadline to get a medical or religious exemption to the mandate, if not getting the first dose of vaccine. Those who had already received one dose were expected not to delay their second dose.
"While Mayo Clinic is saddened to lose valuable employees, we need to take all steps necessary to keep our patients, workforce, visitors and communities safe," it said in a statement to NBC News. "If individuals released from employment choose to get vaccinated at a later date, the opportunity exists for them to apply and return to Mayo Clinic for future job openings."
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