Sunday House Call, #814, November 7, 2021: How to turn the term “health care worker” into an oxymoron.

The central tenet of medicine is to do no harm to your patients. Vaccine mandates for healthcare workers in close contract with patients is part of that responsibility. Those that choose not to fulfill this obligation to patients and their coworkers are in the wrong endeavour.

Ontario and Quebec could not have chosen a worse time to embolden anti-vaxxers

Your calls about:

  • Persistent headache in a 74 year-old man
  • Is it safe for a fully vaccinated family returning from Asia to come live with their fully vaccinated parents living in Ottawa?
  • A bloodshot eye (subconjunctival hemorrhage) a day after the flu vaccine was not caused by the vaccine. No plausible biological mechanism that would cause this.