In South Florida on Monday, a group of around 75 doctors staged a walkout protest to express their dissatisfaction with being required to treat unvaccinated coronavirus patients, Fox News reports.
The protest took place in Palm Beach Gardens, with the doctors claiming that “misinformation” and the subsequent rise in vaccine skepticism has led to a collective sense of frustration as hospitals near maximum capacity. Some of the doctors who participated even walked out during their shifts, potentially endangering current patients.
“It’s incredible frustrating because we know the vaccines are safe and effective,” J.T. Snarkski, one of the doctors who walked out, falsely claimed. “And it’s people that go out and talk against them that really go against physicians and medicine and science. It’s not the message we want to get across.”
“Vaccines are safe and we need to get our communities vaccinated,” Snarksi continued, doubling down on the false claim that the coronavirus vaccines successfully protect against the virus. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently confirmed in its updated mask guidance, vaccines do not protect against catching the virus, and there have been thousands of confirmed “breakthrough” cases, where even fully-vaccinated individuals still catch the virus.
The India Variant, also known as the “Delta Variant,” has caused an even greater panic than usual among COVID alarmists, with some claiming that this variant will spark another surge. Some reports claim that Florida’s hospital beds are nearly 86 percent full. Sixty-three percent of Floridians have received at least one shot of the vaccine, while 51 percent have been fully vaccinated.
On Monday, in what some have called a major step forward in the fight against the virus, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally and fully approved the Pfizer-BioTech vaccine for widespread use.