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JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ET AL., APPLICANTS
MISSOURI, ET AL.
XAVIER BECERRA, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL., APPLICANTS
LOUISIANA, ET AL.
ON APPLICATIONS FOR STAYS
Yes, that decision. That decision retained a measure of freedom from vaccine mandates in the domain of business operations. That decision, however, also recognized mandates for healthcare workers employed in organizations that accept federal dollars from Medicare and Medicaid.
I am a mental health professional. That SCOTUS decision Thursday was perfect timing for me. Today, Friday, I have an interview for work that could triple my income, but I had to go check to see if they take Medicare or Medicaid monies. They do. It is now 30 minutes before my interview, and I am banging out a post on Ricochet. I suppose I am using you all as a stress ball.
One of my questions in the interview now, obviously, will be about their implementation procedures and policies. Will they accept certain types of exemptions?
In my last several interviews for work over the last few years, I got an offer letter every time. I don’t always take it. But I interview well. I am confident, and I only apply for positions I am sure I can match qualifications. Even if I feel like I’m reaching up a bit, I interview well and can answer difficult questions and I do my homework for the position. So, another element causing me clinically significant distress (sorry, counselor jargon) is if I do not get this work for no other reason than vaccination reasons.
I’m a philosopher at heart. I strive, strive, strive for balance. One hand clapping for a position is a bad sign; you need two hands clapping for applause. Where is the debate? I have begun studying the vaccinations and considering it seriously for employment.
Wherever you stand, please don’t judge. I could stand to make more money in 2022 since being laid off in 2020 and struggling to land a solid gold prospect ever since. I have a family of five and financial pressures only grow over time.
All I really want to do is teach philosophy and languages in a big old stone building with small classes and vines growing up the side of the stone, visible from my office window with a big oak desk and whiskey.
But why the mandates?! The majority of people, as far as I can tell, are getting vaccinated, anyway. Besides, the remaining others (yours truly) would probably get the shot if it seemed more trusty rather than sketchy. If folks want to convince me immediately of the safety and efficacy of this medical intervention (how do you yell logic over text?) then stop censoring legit doctors and scientists from discussing legit issues. Censorship does not breed trust.
I am chock full of every other vaccination ever produced. My parents were conventional, so I got all the school shots. I was in two branches of the military and served overseas, so I got all kinds of other shots. When I had kids, we looked into appropriate protocols for vaccinations and operated thereby. I’m OK with this stuff.
I just get an allergic reaction to reductionist, simplistic, and censored deba … well, it isn’t a debate. One-sided theater, let’s say.
Anyway, I have twenty minutes left until my interview. Thank you for listening. I’ll let you know how it goes.Published in