Important news from across the Atlantic in the UK, this after dropping many Covid restrictions. The healthcare industry is far more than Covid, despite what we've lived with for going on 2 years. Why does the for profit USA health system persist with firings, while universal healthcare UK decides to retain the workforce needed to provide care?
U-turn on mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS and social care workers Sajid Javid set to scrap requirements after warnings that jabs policy could lead to shortage of 80.000 workers
Mandatory Covid jabs for NHS and social care workers are set to be scrapped, The Telegraph can reveal, after warnings of crippling staff shortages if the plan went ahead.
Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, will on Monday meet fellow ministers on the Covid-Operations Cabinet committee to rubber stamp the decision on the about-turn.
Multiple government sources said ministers are expected to end the requirement because the omicron Covid variant, now dominant in the UK, is milder than previous strains.
The move comes after warnings that almost 80,000 healthcare workers would be forced out of their jobs because they had declined to take two doses of a Covid vaccine. Read more at U-turn on mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS and social care workers Sajid Javid set to scrap requirements after warnings that jabs policy could lead to shortage of 80.000 workers.