I followed a surgeon to the door after a case.
Three of the biggest anti-vaxxers in the department had been speaking over him and the other surgeon.
They were talking about all the people who lost their jobs.
They were talking about all the people who no longer could get religious exemptions.
And places not giving out exemptions at all.
They were talking about all the places around the country who were lightening mask mandates.
They were talking about where they were going to be going on vacation next.
And hoped there would be no masks required.
One of them mentioned alternative treatments for covid that their cousin’s uncle’s wife had.
They were not taking about vaccinating their kids.
They were not talking about vaccinating other kids.
They were not talking about the stupendous loss of life.
These conversations were being had in the open.
In front of two of the biggest vaccine proponents on staff.
The two vaccine proponents who had been told to modulate their tones while talking to anti-vaxxers.
I was telling the truth when I followed the MD to the door.
I admire their restraint.