Over 12,000 health care workers did not allow themselves to be vaccinated despite extortion. Because bottlenecks threatened, the provincial government of Quebec now relented. Resistance pays off. Report24 has already reported extensively on developments in Great Britain and Austria. On November 20th Several thousand care workers in Vienna were on the street demonstrating against the compulsory vaccination.
In early November, the government of the Canadian province of Quebec announced that it would withdraw from its previously strictly advocated compulsory vaccination for health care workers. Now follows the implementation of these – in these times encouraging – Return to a sense of proportion and proportionality, of which one can only dream in Austria and Germany, because here all signs point strictly to first job group-related, then general vaccination obligation. Even if the government revised its course not of its own free will, but out of necessity.
The government was left with no choice against the steadfastness of health workers
The employees affected in Quebec are released from the compulsory vaccination. However, from now on, unvaccinated persons have to be tested regularly and lose the right to their “retention bonus”, a payment common in the Anglo-Saxon world for employees who stay with the company up to a certain point in time. Newly hired employees are still required to be vaccinated.
After all, politicians are reacting to the “voting with their feet” by health workers against the mandatory vaccination, which has been highly controversial from the start – and shows the ability to correct and understand. However, she did not have any other choice if she did not want to risk serious supply difficulties in basic medical and nursing care, because As of early November, no fewer than 12,805 health care workers in the province were still unvaccinated. This deep skepticism forced the provincial government on the defensive to such an extent that it had to publicly admit its perplexity: Health Minister Christian Dubé expressed his astonishment that such a high number refused to be vaccinated.
“Compromises” so that the health system does not collapse
The Prime Minister of Quebec, François Legault, also said at the Glasgow climate summit that he was “upset”because he found it difficult to understand “Why someone who studied health sciences refused to vaccinate, despite experts all over the world [angeblich] unanimously say that it would be the right thing to do. “ In order to be able to maintain patient care, however, one had to make compromises. Therefore, it was decided to move away from the strict vaccination requirement.
The right question Legault should have asked would be more like this: What does it say about these “experts all over the world” when those who are confronted with the pandemic and patients on a daily basis distrust them have to do on site? Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda also confirmed that in view of the high number of people who refused to vaccinate, a decision had to be made on this compromise, because otherwise the entire health system of the province would be in danger.
It is to be hoped that health workers in other countries will see from this example that resistance and persistence pay off and that ultimately they, as working people, have the upper hand than an aloof, arrogant political caste. A similar trend appears to be emerging in Austria due to the massive protests.