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Immunization deadlines approach for Orange County health care workers

As the deadline for all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated draws closer, many who oppose the COVID-19 vaccine mandate could face dismissal from their jobs.

The director of the county’s Health Care Agency (HCA), Dr. Clayton Chow, said that more than two-thirds of the staff he sees have been fully vaccinated, with a September 30 deadline of sending their employees to verify their vaccinations. Limit is coming soon.

“Will there be an exodus of healthcare providers because they refuse vaccination? This is also my fear and the fear for which I have raised my voice [California Department of Public Health],” Chou told The Epoch Times.

“We now have ample evidence that comparing people who haven’t been vaccinated is very clear with the consequences of COVID and the impact on our health system, and that they will have second thoughts.”

The state mandates unaffiliated individuals to wear masks indoors in public settings.

There is also a mandate (regardless of vaccination status) for masks in indoor health care settings, K-12 schools and on public transportation.

The state’s top health official, Dr Thomas Aragon, sent a letter to schools on 23 August, warning that they face “significant legal and financial risks” for failing to comply with the state’s mask mandate. .

“For the majority of school officials that are implementing the universal mask requirement, this letter only serves to confirm that they have taken certain appropriate measures to reduce health, legal and financial risks,” Aragon wrote.

Aragon said schools could face “significant financial liability” if a student or staff member contracts COVID-19 in the absence of indoor universal masking.

During a weekly COVID-19 update, Chou said there is a declining trend cases of ccp virus and hospitalized.

Cases in Orange County have been on the rise for the past two months, but are slowly starting to decline, Chou said.

Orange County’s seven-day average case rate fell from 22.5 on August 27 to 18.2 per 100,000 people, Chou said, while the average number of daily cases “decided from 700 over the past few days to nearly 500.” , turned 400.”

“It looks like our COVID numbers are finally starting to decline slightly across the board, with the exception of hospitalization numbers.”

The county’s positivity rate dropped from 8 percent to 7.5 percent. Chou said hospitalization cases rose to 592, 27 more than yesterday. There are currently 127 people in the ICU.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory on August 26, warning against the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

“Ivermectin is not authorized or approved by [the U.S. Food and Drug Administration] For the prevention or treatment of COVID-19, according to the CDC website.

“Adverse effects associated with ivermectin abuse and overdose are on the rise, as evidenced by the increase in calls to poison control centers with more people reporting overdoses experiencing adverse effects.”

Chou said: “Vaccination is still our most effective way to fight COVID-19,” although it is “strongly recommended” that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks indoors.

Jack Bradley is a daily news reporter for The Epoch Times based in Southern California.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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