What do police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, doctors (and people working in hospitals in general) have in common?
We should have blind trust in them. We should be able to put our lives in their hands without a second thought. Or so I think.
I believe that most of them are worthy of that trust. They are thoroughly trained, and dedicated to their job. And they have all my admiration for that.
But there are always exceptions.
And tonight, I was made aware of a new, shocking (to say the least) trend that just started here in Québec.
A while back, our government made it mandatory for all people working in our health system, to get vaccinated, before the 15th of October. I must say that most of them already had both their doses when the announcement came out. But there was a small percentage that was still hesitating to get their appointments.
The vaccination rate got a little better, but not fast enough to assure that by October 15th, operations would run smoothly in all of our hospitals. Unfortunately (I still think that was a mistake), the governement backed up just before the due date, and postponed it to November 15th.
I have to say that I understand how some people are a little hesistant to get the covid-19 vaccine.
But, as I told many people already, health care workers refusing to get the shots, to me, is a little like if they were a chef in a restaurant, that would gladly feed people, but not accepting to eat the food on their menu. Wouldn’t you be a little insecure eating there yourself?
How can someone who studied medecine, not believe in covid-19, or the vaccines? It is beyond me.
Still, I thought ”Ok, fine… You don’t agree to get your sanitary pass? Fine! Just go back home on November 15th, and we’ll manage without you”.
Sadly, some human beings have that crazy obsession with loopholes.
Back to that trend, I was talking about… It seems like some nurses (and I am guessing other health workers, but the news didn’t mention it), figured that if they catch covid-19, then get a six month long ”naturally immuned” status that would allow them to work after recovering, without getting vaccined.
So, guess what? Posts started popping on Facebook, from nurses, trying to find someone in their community, presently sick with covid-19. They want to get exposed, and to catch the disease.
I only have three letters for you…
On the bright side (I ALWAYS try to find the silver lining), it proves that they believe in covid (big relief). But seriously… You’d rather risk spending weeks, if not months in ICU (because let’s face it, if you’re not lucky enough to catch the mild form, being young and healthy can mean a very long stay at the hospital), than the rather rare secondary effects of the vaccine??
And for what? Just to show the government that you’re cleverer than them?
I mean… Really???
I am not hoping that the men and women who are doing this, get really sick. But if they do… I won’t cry when they are reaching to the medias to tell their story.
And I am sorry to say it, but my trust has been shaken one too many times, now. And that’s something difficult to mend.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
That’s not going to happen.