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Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Unvaccinated Covid Patients Cost U.S. Health System Billions — And They’re Not The Ones Paying For I...

 

Unvaccinated adults hospitalized with Covid-19 cost the American health system at least $2.3 billion in June and July this year, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, most of which will be borne by society as a whole and not by  the unvaccinated patients.  

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

gsking
Rising Star

You want fewer unvaccinated individuals?  Then close the border.   A great source of unvaccinated AND untested individuals. 

 

Let me know when that's done.   Cheers. 

 

(I'll restate we're conflating individual risk with collective benefit for society.   The political issues with these types of discussions are beyond this forum)

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Delta Will Charge Unvaccinated Employees $200 a Month to Cover “Financial Risk”

 

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the fee is designed to “address the financial risk” the unvaccinated force the company to endure. The average hospital stay for COVID-19 patients has cost Delta $40,000, he explained.

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

BuT WhAt AbOUt Teh ImmiGrAnTs!!!!!!

 

EXPLAINER: How do border policies affect US infection rates?

 

But public health experts say arriving migrants are not driving the rising infections in the U.S. The main culprits are people who refuse to get vaccinated. Furthermore, migrants who are allowed to enter are generally tested for COVID-19 and given hotel rooms to quarantine if they test positive, though federal authorities have not made data available about such cases.

 

ARE MIGRANTS WHO ARE NOT EXPELLED TESTED FOR COVID-19?

Generally, yes. CBP, the agency that first takes migrants into custody, says they are given masks and referred to local health care providers for testing and treatment if they have symptoms.

 

From there, testing protocols can vary depending on which federal agency is involved. Most single adults and some families are transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, where they all take COVID-19 tests.

 

The key factors behind the recent spike in COVID-19 cases are people in U.S. communities who are unvaccinated and are not following guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the highly contagious delta variant, according to public health experts.