A Severe Shortage

The medical corporations are learning that disemploying the unvaccinated is going to hurt them worse than those they unjustly fired:

Jennifer Bridges knew what was coming when her director at Houston Methodist hospital called her up in June to inquire about her vaccination status.

Bridges, a 39-year-old registered nurse, responded “absolutely not” when asked if she was vaccinated or had made an effort to get vaccinated. She was terminated on the spot.

“We all knew we were getting fired,” Bridges, 39, told CBS News. “We knew unless we took that shot to come back, we were getting fired today. There was no ifs, ands or buts.”

Bridges was one of more than 150 hospital workers fired by Houston Methodist hospital.

“All last year, through the COVID pandemic, we came to work and did our jobs,” said Kara Shepherd, a labor and delivery nurse who joined Bridges and other workers in an unsuccessful lawsuit. “We did what we were asked. This year, we’re basically told we’re disposable.”

Shepherd and her colleagues may be disposable in the eyes of hospital administrators, but they are perhaps not as easily replaced as she or Houston Methodist thought.

Two months after firing unvaccinated hospital staff, Houston Methodist is one of several area hospitals experiencing a severe shortage of medical personnel. Media reports say hospitals have “reached a breaking point” because of a flood of COVID-19 cases.

Never get vaccinated just to keep a job or preserve a career. The law of supply and demand is on your side. You may have to be patient, you may have to be flexible, and you may have to change jobs. But sooner or later, the corporations will either relent or they will collapse.

Notice that the airline industry is already demonstrating that vaxxed personnel are more vulnerable and less reliable than the unvaxxed. It’s been eight weeks and daily flight cancellations are holding steady at more than 10x the historical average. These labor shortages are not going to go away, they are almost certainly going to get worse.