NHS doctors told Health Minister Sajid Javid on Friday that he was not satisfied with the government’s CCP virus vaccination obligations for health care workers, which are due to take effect in April.
Vaccination obligations are already in effect for care home staff, volunteers and visitors from November 11th. Congress approved its obligations to frontline NHS workers on 14 December.
Steve James, a consultant anesthesiologist at Kings College Hospital, does not believe that the science that mandates vaccines is “strong enough,” the government said at least some doctors had antibodies through previous exposures. CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus that told Havid that nuances need to be considered — the virus that causes COVID-19.
“I’m not happy with that,” James told the Secretary of State after asking the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for thoughts on a new rule requiring NHS staff to be vaccinated against the CCP virus.
Unvaccinated doctors said they had been infected with COVID-19 and worked at the COVID-19 ICU since the pandemic began.
“I haven’t been vaccinated. I don’t want to be vaccinated,” James said, adding that one of his colleagues was in the same situation.
“The vaccine reduces the infection for only eight weeks. [the] delta [variant of the CCP virus].. At Omicron, that’s probably less. So will I be fired if I don’t have the vaccine? Science isn’t powerful enough, “he told Javid.
“But there are many different views,” he added, saying he respects James’s views.
“Obviously, we need to weigh them all for both health and social care, and there is always debate about that,” Javid said.
James suggested that Javid needs to rethink mandates, given the “changing situation with Omicron,” or at least the “nuances” that previously infected doctors may be exempt. .. .. “
When Javid said his immunity was “at some point … similarly diminished,” James had to get a “monthly” booster dose to maintain a high level of protection against infection. I suggested that it shouldn’t be.
Javid said the minister “takes the best advice we can from those who are vaccine experts.”
A new study published on Wednesday New England Journal of Medicine We concluded that CCP virus vaccination had a smaller reduction in infection with the delta variant than with the alpha variant, and that the effectiveness of vaccination diminished over time.
Analyzing real-world data from the United Kingdom from January 2nd to August 2nd, 2021, a government-funded study found that the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine had 50 delta infections two weeks after the second dose. It was reduced by%, but after 10 weeks it was reduced to 24%. The Oxford / AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine showed only a 24% reduction in infection after 2 weeks and a 2% reduction after 12 weeks.
The government has previously Making CCP virus vaccination a condition for deployment in the health and broader social care sector “To protect them, reduce infections within health and social care facilities, and contribute to the protection of individuals who may have a suboptimal response to their immunity. [and to] Avoid interruptions in the services that provide care. “
However, due to Omicron’s improved antigenic escape capabilities, the UK has experienced a record number of cases despite high vaccination rates, and troops have been deployed to assist hospitals in the face of staff shortages. I am.
On Friday, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization stated that the main purpose of the UK vaccination program is still the prevention of serious illnesses, “to protect against mild or asymptomatic infections with existing vaccine products. Needs booster immunization on a regular basis (perhaps about three times a month). ” This is not considered a sustainable long-term strategy. “
The Epoch Times asked the Ministry of Health for comment.