Vaccine Mandates for Hospital and School Employees

Gabby Jones for The New York Times

To the Editor:

Lso are “ As Vaccine-Wary Personnel Prepare to Lose Jobs, Ny Hospitals Brace for Stress ” (news post, Sept. 27):

I am a physician, and I am dismayed that will so many of my co-workers would rather lose their work than be vaccinated. Nobody, especially a health care employee, has the right to put the patient’s health in jeopardy if you have no risk to on their own.

This reminds me from the situation in 1981 using the air traffic controllers, who I did support, but that will showed that you can get through an emergency of mass firings associated with essential workers. The take-home lesson is that there is a distinction between being essential plus being irreplaceable. While workers need protection against company abuse and exploitation, the existing situation is neither.

For individuals who feel that this is a matter of private autonomy, I say that occasionally taking a stand comes with individual sacrifice. That is their correct and their choice, yet what they are being asked to carry out is reasonable.

Charles Berk

To the Publisher:

No more excuses. Let us not let the anti-vaccination individuals spoil it for the rest of all of us. It’s time we combine. I want to go to a hospital or even clinic where everyone is vaccinated. I did my part; today it’s time others perform theirs. So I will not enable any medical personnel to deal with me unless they are vaccinated. We can all do this, and the stress will not only be on the authorities and business, but also upon individuals. Let’s take back our own power.

The same goes with schools. The teacher who does not want to become vaccinated endangers the life associated with fellow workers and the college students. Children are suffering and declining because of denial by apparently responsible adults. Let’s event as parents and requirement vaccinated teachers, coaches plus school staff.

We can all try this. It’s time we turn out to be proactive. No more excuses; stand and fight.

Ann Jessica Brown
Winchester, Mass.

To the Editor:

Lso are “ Shot Mandate for brand spanking new York City Teachers May Proceed ” (news article, Sept. 28):

Apparently some teachers want to keep your current option of testing rather than getting the vaccine. The best way to solve this issue is to give them 2 choices. Either they obtain vaccinated for free, or they will agree to daily testing (with a rapid test) and at their particular expense.

There is no reason the college districts should pay for therapy. There shouldn’t be an every week testing option, as it is after that possible to test negative, obtain Covid-19 and spread this around before the next check.

Given the choice of a totally free vaccine or costly tests, you might be amazed at how many instructors and school staff members can get the shots.

Mike Lacroix
Hamilton, Ontario

To the Publisher:

Why not let unvaccinated health care workers keep their own jobs, and set up cellular clinics outside hospitals exactly where they can take care of unvaccinated Covid patients? This will free up the particular hospitals to take care of non-Covid, urgent-need patients who are being switched away by jammed I actually. C. U. s.

This method respects the commitment from the unvaccinated to opt for independence of choice over the public great. It may also persuade some of these holdouts to get vaccinated.

David Baldwin
Petaluma, Calif.

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To the Editor:

The deplorable abuse associated with Haitian asylum seekers by Edge Patrol agents in Tx did not occur in a vacuum cleaner. It is a direct result of years of racist immigration guidelines that have disproportionately harmed Dark migrants, and the Biden administration’s deliberate choice to break the promises to treat people looking for safety in the United States humanely.

For years, refugee rights advocates cautioned that President Biden had been doubling down on many of their predecessor’s most harmful migration policies.

In fact , the injustice and inhumanity we noticed in Del Rio, Tx, are exactly why Oxfam plus our partners are your house the Biden administration over the xenophobic plus racist Title 42 policy that is getting used to expel Haitians among others on widely debunked wellness claims.

It did not need to be this way. The United States has the possible to be a beacon of wish for persecuted people around the world. Its about time for President Biden plus Congress to live up to that will potential and transform our own immigration system for good.

Noah Gottschalk
The writer is worldwide policy lead for Oxfam America.

To the Editor:

Re “ President Accommodations to Tougher Measures on Border ” (front page, Sept. 23):

The recovering economy is kept back by a labor lack in ill-paid and uncomfortable essential jobs. A prepared labor force for these jobs lately showed up at Del Rio de janeiro, Texas. So we are deporting them to their small, broken country of origin, exactly where many have not lived for a long time.

We’re doing this because.???

Serta Berger

Nick Oxford for The New York Times

To the Editor:

Lso are “ Desperate and Leaving behind Texas to Have Abortions ” (front page, September. 27):

Is this really the actual conservative Supreme Court justices want for Texas ladies? The cruelty defies cause. After nearly 50 many years of Roe v. Wade, this particular backward move, identified along with men of the Republican Celebration, may be what finally pauses the potential resurgence of Trumpism in America.

Emily Samton
New York


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