My hospital is so fucked right now (RN) in Corona Anarchy Posted August 22 For those who don't know, physicians in the U.S. who refuse/reject Covid vaccination are a small minority: https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/press-releases/ama-survey-shows-over-96-doctors-fully-vaccinated-against-covid-19 Quote CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today released a new survey (PDF) among practicing physicians that shows more than 96 percent of surveyed U.S. physicians have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with no significant difference in vaccination rates across regions. Of the physicians who are not yet vaccinated, an additional 45 percent do plan to get vaccinated. The national AMA survey is the first to specifically collect data on practicing physicians’ COVID-19 vaccination rates. The survey was conducted June 3–8 and showed an increase of more than 20 percent for physicians who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 compared to a May 2021 Medscape poll. Unfortunately there is a huge discrepancy between physicians and nurses and techs and other such support staff, where there is considerable variation between geographic regions but generally have significantly lower vaccination rates/acceptance (like 50-70 percentish). These kind of numbers are consistent with what I saw in Texas (just moved from there back to the West coast), even in a very conservative Trump voting cohort pretty much all the doctors were vaccinated, even the ones who promoted hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. A survey was done just before initial vaccine rollout by one of the biggest hospital systems I worked in and showed greater than 90 percent acceptance of vaccination among the physicians and something like 60-70 percent among the nurses and other staff. Texas, by the way, requires by state law all physicians to have documented proof of current vaccination to all kinds of things ranging from diptheria, polio, measles, heptatitis etc. to be on the medical staff of a hospital, and has had this requirement for many years now. As far as I can tell the only reason Covid vaccination is not on the list, being the single most important thing to be immunized against at the moment, is because of its Emergency Use Authorization status. I will be curious to see, given the current state of GOP Covid politics, whether Abbott wants to force Covid vaccination to be an exception to this vaccination requirement even after FDA approval.