Our heroic health care workers don't need more COVID mandates

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Health care heroes.

Once praised for their tireless efforts during a crisis, now find themselves subjected to policies based on conjecture rather than data.  

As courts are still battling vaccine mandates and health care institutions have let go thousands of staff because of them, more controversy is soon to ensue as state leaders announce upcoming mandates for third “booster” doses in health care workers.

RAND PAUL AND ANTHONY FAUCI DEBACLE REFLECTS OUR OWN STATE OF DISARRAY

Within the days following the proclamation by the New York governor, large New York academic institutions sent updates to their staff about the impending booster requirements.

Gov. Hochul said booster mandates were necessary because “a worker shortage is creating an overwhelming crush of need.” Other than anecdotal inference, no data was provided supporting the basis of the forthcoming policy, only: “We think it’s worth it to ask them to just do the right thing one more time.”

But what is the right thing?

Mandating boosters in health care workers during a time of such limited information is the antithesis of evidence-based medicine and contrary to the interest of the institutions trying to retain their workforce. This is being done absent facts showing boosters will have a meaningful impact at reducing

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