A doctor in Houston, Texas, had to find ten patients to give the coronavirus vaccine before it went bad. Now he’s been fired for it.
In December, Texas doctor Hasan Gokal ended up with ten doses that were still good one evening. But if they weren’t delivered into someone’s arm in six hours, the vaccine use date would have expired.
If Gokal did not find ten people who needed the vaccine, the ten doses would have to be thrown away.
So, instead of letting the vaccine go bad and hence go to waste, he went out and rounded up ten patients who wanted the vaccine, even though they weren’t on the list his hospital gave him.
Now he’s been fired for his actions. proving that the vaccine has been horribly handled by of government and hospitals.
As the New York Times reported:
Scrambling, the doctor made house calls and directed people to his home outside Houston. Some were acquaintances; others, strangers. A bed-bound nonagenarian. A woman in her 80s with dementia. A mother with a child who uses a ventilator.
After midnight, and with just minutes before the vaccine became unusable, the doctor, Hasan Gokal, gave the last dose to his wife, who has a pulmonary disease that leaves her short of breath.
For his actions, Dr. Gokal was fired from his government job and then charged with stealing 10 vaccine doses worth a total of $135 — a shun-worthy misdemeanor that sent his name and mug shot rocketing around the globe.
So, why did Gokal have to “scramble” to find people to vaccinate? Because federal and state rules was only letting him vaccinate certain people, including first responders and the elderly.
Gokal’s choice was to only vaccinate the small number of people who fit in his government mandated categories or give the vaccine that would have been thrown in the garbage anyway to anyone who wanted it.
And he was fired for this??
So… how many thousands or even millions of doses are being throw away each week because not enough of the narrow, politically motivated list of people showed up for a vaccination?
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