Time to praise our doctors and nurses
Sir — I take exception to the statement that doctors and nurses “should wear masks and gloves... They should tell their patients that they are not vaccinated and why, so patients can choose not to engage with them” (Sunday Independent, November 25).
That is discrimination on the highest level. One of the reasons why some health care workers don’t get the vaccine is because it doesn’t cover all strains of flu, and one can still get the flu despite getting vaccinated.
If this blanket approach is to be used, then surely everyone who comes into contact with people should wear masks and gloves, from tellers handling money in supermarkets to bank managers to policemen? Let’s not forget the health care assistants, other allied health professionals, porters, cooks, anyone and everyone in the health care system.
This continuous “slagging” of doctors and nurses is becoming tiresome. How about praising us a bit for all the hard work we do by staying in Ireland where working conditions are really tough? If no good word can be said, rather say nothing. SF Buckley,