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ansible

(1,718 posts)
Wed Aug 18, 2021, 07:55 PM Aug 2021

Biden to make COVID-19 nursing home staff vaccinations a condition for receiving Medicare, Medicaid

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's administration will require nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for their facilities to receive funds from the public Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-make-covid-19-nursing-home-staff-vaccinations-condition-receiving-medicare-2021-08-18/

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Biden to make COVID-19 nursing home staff vaccinations a condition for receiving Medicare, Medicaid (Original Post) ansible Aug 2021 OP
ABOUT TIME!!!! I say make all teachers, school staff and hospitals get vacinated. Trueblue1968 Aug 2021 #1
Good DURHAM D Aug 2021 #2
Good. Most of the deaths in this area have been in nursing homes. Midnight Writer Aug 2021 #3
Same here. It was REALLY bad in the early days. AngryOldDem Aug 2021 #5
Cue the Outrage Police in 3...2...1 AngryOldDem Aug 2021 #4
Boom. There it is! mdelaguna Aug 2021 #6
great move! Also, countdown to enraged QMAGAt nursing home workers going bonkers (they are Celerity Aug 2021 #7
If that's what it takes to get the footdraggers to finally vaccinate, so be it. 👍 crickets Aug 2021 #8

Midnight Writer

(22,264 posts)
3. Good. Most of the deaths in this area have been in nursing homes.
Wed Aug 18, 2021, 08:13 PM
Aug 2021

One place had 17 die of Covid in ten days. Patients there are extremely vulnerable and should be afforded every bit of protection possible.

AngryOldDem

(14,085 posts)
5. Same here. It was REALLY bad in the early days.
Wed Aug 18, 2021, 08:17 PM
Aug 2021

And it didn’t help when the state wasn’t forthcoming about infection rates.

AngryOldDem

(14,085 posts)
4. Cue the Outrage Police in 3...2...1
Wed Aug 18, 2021, 08:15 PM
Aug 2021

This should be extended to hospitals as well — anybody who works with health-compromised people (or with anyone who walks into any health care facility, really) has a moral obligation to get vaccinated.

Your freedom stops at my right not to get sick.




Celerity

(45,118 posts)
7. great move! Also, countdown to enraged QMAGAt nursing home workers going bonkers (they are
Wed Aug 18, 2021, 08:23 PM
Aug 2021

generally far below registered nurses and doctors in terms of professional qualifications, and look at some of those 2 groups, especially nurses, in terms of whingeing and raging).

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