It is a press release or more exactly an update published this Tuesday, July 19. The Academy of Medicine expressed its “firm opposition“to a reintegration of caregivers not vaccinated against Covid, judging that a”reversalt “would harm the”trust feeling” between caregivers and with patients, to fragile patients, without solving the difficulties of the hospital.
Anti-Covid vaccines deemed effective
“Any refusal to be vaccinated motivated by personal convictions is respectable, but incompatible with the profession of caregiver“, argues the Academy of Medicine. It also points out that “the decline in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent infection and contagion by new variants of SARS-CoV-2 cannot justify the reintegration of the unvaccinated, current vaccines retain residual effectiveness against transmission, which must be supplemented by strict compliance with barrier gestures in healthcare settings“.
“None of the rehashed arguments (lack of efficacy, adverse effects, lack of hindsight, etc.) can scientifically validate the refusal to be vaccinated, the real medical contraindications to vaccination being very rare“, continues the Academy of Medicine.
Another argument put forward by the Academy of Medicine: “The reintegration of unvaccinated health professionals into the healthcare team would compromise the climate of trust and cohesion that must exist between its members and with the patients.“. In addition, “it would endanger fragile patients“, she adds.
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A “thorny subject”
However, the government seems to have changed slightly thanks to the debate on its so-called monitoring and health security bill. After asserting in the National Assembly that the subject was still “no news”the Minister of Health François Braun announced last week in the Senate the referral of several authorities on this “thorny subject”.
“The High Authority for Health and the Scientific Council will give us their opinion in the coming days.”he said on Sunday, assuring that he wanted to continue to “manage this crisis based on the recommendations of scientists“.
According to a figure attributed to the French Hospital Federation, the number of unvaccinated people only concerns 0.3% of hospital professionals, caregivers and non-caregivers.
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