The French government has temporarily fired 3,000 health workers who failed to be vaccinated with the covid-1 vaccine by the September 15 deadline.
Dozens of the country’s 2.7 million health workers, Health Minister Olivier Vernon said on Thursday, had decided to resign rather than be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Thousands of health workers were not vaccinated in July when President Emanuel Macron announced a September 15 deadline to take at least one shot of a vaccine.
Veran said most of the temporarily dismissed staff worked in the support service, and some of the temporarily dismissed were doctors and nurses.
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center said early Friday that more than 7 million cases of covid and more than 116,000 covid deaths had been reported in France.
In the U.S. state of Idaho, hospitals have launched ration services “because the massive increase in COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization in all areas of the state has exhausted existing resources,” the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said in a statement Thursday.
“The situation is dire – our hospital does not have enough resources to treat enough patients, you are there for Covid-1 or for a heart attack or because of a car accident,” DHW Director Dave Jepsen said in a statement.
The best way to end rations is to “get more people vaccinated,” Jepsen said. “If you get sick from COVID-19, it dramatically reduces your chances of going to the hospital.”
The Least Developed Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization have met with major Covid vaccine manufacturers to develop strategies to improve vaccine use for low- and middle-income countries.
The coalition aims to vaccinate at least 0% of the population in each country by the end of this year and at least 0% of the population by mid-2022.
The WHO says the 2021 target is “an important milestone in ending the epidemic and reviving the global economy.”