75 Florida Doctors Stage Walkout in Protest of Treating Unvaccinated COVID Patients
On Monday 75 doctors staged a walkout in a southern Florida hospital.
The doctors did so in protest over the fact that they were treating too many unvaccinated COVID patients.
Though the doctors did not refuse anyone treatment, they staged the walkout in order to send a message to Americans refusing the experimental injection.
During the live feed, a reporter at the scene made the claim that 85% of ICU beds in all Florida hospitals were currently full, and that others were beyond capacity.
If we are in the middle of a pandemic and ICU's are full, how did the doctors found time to stage a walkout that was purely for optics?
Our friends at the New York Post have the story:
A group of South Florida doctors walked out of their hospital on Monday to protest the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations among the unvaccinated.
The doctors walked out just before sunrise in an effort to encourage residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying they are fatigued from working so hard during the latest surge.
“We are exhausted. Our patience and resources are running low and we need your help,” Dr. Rupesh Dharia from Palm Beach Internal Medicine told NBC 8.
The story was also covered live on Morning Joe, where the doctors could be seen in the background standing for at least a few minutes.
Some of the doctors walked out in the middle of their shifts according to the Daily Caller:
The doctors in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, said they want people to recognize the value of vaccines and ignore misinformation about the safety and effectiveness of the shots. Florida’s ICU units are reportedly at 85% capacity, and the state is experiencing a surge of 21% in cases and 28% in hospitalizations in the last 14 days.
“It’s incredibly frustrating, because we know vaccines are safe and effective,” said emergency room doctor JT Snarski in an interview with “Morning Joe” Monday morning. “Vaccines are safe, and we need to get our communities vaccinated.”
Some of the doctors walked out in the middle of their shifts, MSNBC reported. 72% of Floridians aged 12 and over have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the state’s vaccination rate has more than doubled in the last month.
As some Twitter users pointed out, the doctors did not refuse anyone treatment.
They simply walked outside for several minutes in an act of "protest" due to treating too many unvaccinated COVID patients.
Despite the fact that it was merely a "symbolic protest," the fact that 75 doctors apparently had time to simultaneously walk out all at once for several minutes leaves questions to be answered as to just how crowded the hospital was at the time.
If the hospital was indeed "flooded" with COVID patients and lacking beds and ventilators, these doctors were clearly not treating any of the people suffering.
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