The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for public and private vaccine mandates while the Florida Medical Association is silent on the issue.
“With the highly transmissible and more virulent Delta variant wreaking havoc and emergency departments once again overwhelmed, physicians and all frontline health care workers need help,” the AMA said. “The way to regain the upper hand in this fight is requiring vaccinations—specifically vaccine mandates.”
Citing the eradication of polio, measles, and other diseases, they said vaccines are needed to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant. They also mentioned that unvaccinated Americans are to blame.
“And now, we urge similar mandates to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic,” the AMA said. “Physicians and front-line health care workers have taken tremendous risks during this pandemic, and we continue today risking our own safety and well-being — putting our families at risk — to treat mostly unvaccinated people afflicted with COVID-19. Help us win this fight, follow science, and end this pandemic by requiring vaccination.”
However, last month the Florida Medical Association said it has not “considered the issue of vaccine mandates,” said Jeff Scott, FMA general counsel.
Many critics of the vaccines have often cited its waning efficacy, which is proving to be the case for Israel, where nearly all of its adult population is vaccinated.
“The key finding here is that there is evidence of waning immunity from the vaccinated population,” said Rowland Kao, veterinary epidemiology and data science at the University of Edinburgh, to Newsweek. “Israel with its very early vaccination campaign has been looked to as being an advance indicator of what happens in other countries, and the evidence they present that immune protection in the face of the delta variant declines with time is an important indicator of what may happen in other countries.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky even mentioned there is an “increased risk of severe disease amongst those vaccinated early.”
There is also a growing concern among the vaccinated as more and more studies are showing the vaccines lose their effectiveness after six to eight months, and more stories are occurring of “breakthrough” cases where the vaccinated are still getting COVID.
Bloomberg reported on similar findings.
“Anecdotes tell us what the data can’t: Vaccinated people appear to be getting the coronavirus at a surprisingly high rate,” Bloomberg said.
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