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Sun Sep 5, 2021, 07:05 PM

Biden told bosses: Make workers get vaccine. Here's what Boise-area employers are doing

The rising tally of COVID-19 cases — along with comparatively low vaccination rates — have forced Boise-area employers to consider mandating vaccinations to help return normalcy in the workplace.

President Joe Biden asked employers to mandate vaccinations on Aug. 23, the day the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine.

“If you’re a business leader, a nonprofit leader, a state or local leader who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that — require it,” Biden said in nationally broadcast remarks. “Do what I did last month and require your employees to get vaccinated.”

Even before then, Idaho’s two largest health systems, St. Luke’s and Saint Alphonsus, and the Boise area’s largest medical-clinic business, Primary Health, announced plans to require workers to get the shot. Some Idaho nursing homes had, too. St. Luke’s, a nonprofit, is Idaho’s largest private-sector employer.


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Mon Sep 6, 2021, 09:53 AM

2. I don't think that will help

The intensive care rooms at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center are full, each a blinking jungle of tubes, wires and mechanical breathing machines. The patients nestled inside are a lot alike: All unvaccinated, mostly middle-aged or younger, reliant on life support and locked in a silent struggle against COVID-19.

Idaho hit a grim COVID-19 trifecta this week, reaching record numbers of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and ICU patients. Medical experts say the deeply conservative state will likely see 30,000 new infections a week by mid-September.

With a critical shortage of hospital beds and staff and one of the nation’s lowest vaccination rates, Idaho health providers are growing desperate and preparing to follow crisis standards of care, which call for giving scarce resources to patients most likely to survive.

St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center invited The Associated Press into its restricted ICUs this week in hopes that sharing the dire reality would prompt people to change their behavior.


If the freedumb riders aren't affected by this, they sure aren't going to change their minds because of something President Biden said. They'll just take their horse meds and go on their merry way. There should be lots of job openings at mortuaries pretty soon. You know, digging holes.

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