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Tue Aug 24, 2021, 11:33 AM

The Covid Casino.....

You bet your life.

It's really bothering me that healthcare office businesses (like - i.e., doctors offices, dental offices, optical offices, clinics, hospitals, etc) are wanting people/patients to take precautions and sign waivers to not hold them responsible if you contract Covide in their care.

And at the same time - they refuse to tell you if all their employees are vaccinated and that they are going out of their way to protect their patients.

These are healthcare practitioners. They undertook their professions to help and care for people and now they are not willing to take responsibility for their so-called care.

I'm calling this the Covid Casino as everyday now with every move we make - we have to take our lives into our hands because other people won't do the right thing and get vaxxed.

I'm sitting here now trying to make a decision if I want to keep my dental appointment at an office that can't and won't tell me if all their people are vaccinated. They are hiding behind HIPPA Law.

I don't think HIPAA Law was created to let healthcare practitioners be able to hide behind it an potentially put their patients in peril.

This pandemic has created another layer of worry every time you decide to leave your house and put yourself in the hands of people that don't care enough about others to do the right thing.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 11:39 AM

1. My dentist's office has been bugging me to come in for a checkup, and

on their website it describes all the things they are doing to keep their facilities safe. The one thing they are not doing is requiring vaccination of all employees. While I'm long overdue for a visit I'm not going back until that clinic, which is a large one with multiple satellites, starts requiring vaccinations of all of its staff. Now that the Pfizer vaccine has full FDA approval, with the others likely to follow soon, I'm hoping that happens - and then and only then will I go back. I'll be damned if I want to have someone leaning over and breathing on unmasked, open-mouthed me, even if they are wearing a mask and face shield, if they aren't f&cking vaccinated.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 11:41 AM

2. It's basically playing Russian Roulette with a biological weapon.

Who knows what will happen the next time you pull the trigger?

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 11:43 AM

3. Yes

Yes to this. I had to pay $50 for canceling a dental appointment less tan 24 hours ahead. I called the morning of the appointment just to double check about vaccination status to set my mind at ease. The HIPPA thing was used on me, and I knew that wasn't a correct interpretation of HIPPA. It's used for too many things that it wasn't intended for.

I had delayed my regular checkup in 2020 because of Covid, and then ended up needing lots of work when I finally did go. We're stuck.

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Response to ConstanceCee (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 11:46 AM

5. HIPAA

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 11:45 AM

4. It's HIPAA.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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