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  •  next year... ;-) (1+ / 0-)
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    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 10:23:27 AM PDT

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    •  Not unless the hospital offers it. (2+ / 0-)
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      I am forced to get the vaccine by my employer and by basic decency.  Sure- I am not one of the healthcare workers who is at a facility that requires it, but the option is wearing a mask for 12 hours a day during my shift.  

      I don't see that as being feasible.

      Also, I would be tremendously upset if I gave one of my patients the flu.  I am a healthy 31 year old male, who has either never gotten the flu or has only had so mild a case of it as to confuse it with a cold.  Of course that doesn't mean I could not transmit the virus in some way.  So- I do it more for my patients than myself.

      All of that said, if I am forced to get the vaccine because of my employer and a basic sense of decency then I patently refuse to pay for it. :D  The price of that, of course, is taking whatever free vaccine the hospital offers.  I doubt that will be the painless sort.

      Democracy is often an indictment of the voting populace.

      by electricgrendel on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 11:19:39 AM PDT

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