Unvaccinated Rhode Island nurses slam new hospital policy: ‘We’ve abandoned common sense’

We’ve abandoned common sense,” said registered nurse Hannah Denietolis during an appearance on “여우 & 친구.”

Denietolis told co-host 브라이언 킬미드 that she was “실망한” that hospitals would rather have a vaccinated worker withminimal risk of transmissionover an unvaccinated worker, testing negative, 와 “no risk of transmission.

RHODE ISLAND WENT FROM FIRING UNVACCINATED HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO ALLOWING THE COVID-POSITIVE TO WORK

Earlier Thursday on “여우 & 친구 우선,” registered nurse Kim Theroux called the guidance “혼란스러운” and asserted that bringing in COVID-positive employees could put patients and staff at risk. She said healthy, negative-testing, unvaccinated health care workers should also be allowed to work.

이상 300 people in front of St. Vincent Hospital as union nurses announce a strike in Worcester, 매사추세츠 주, 3 월 7, 2021.

이상 300 people in front of St. Vincent Hospital as union nurses announce a strike in Worcester, 매사추세츠 주, 3 월 7, 2021. (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Theroux also told co-host Ashley Strohmier that she believed the new option was “차별적” towards unvaccinated workers.

In a statement to the Providence Journal, Rhode Island Department of Health public information officer Joseph Wendelken said theupdated guidanceis reflective of data that showsmost SARS-Cov-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness.

Wendelken added that facility administrators should use theirclinical judgmentin making staffing decisions during health care worker shortages.

North Memorial Health Hospital Critical Care Nurse Kayla Lynch donned a protective gown before entering the room of a COVID-19 patient during her shift Dec. 7, 2020.

North Memorial Health Hospital Critical Care Nurse Kayla Lynch donned a protective gown before entering the room of a COVID-19 patient during her shift Dec. 7, 2020.

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