Medical Mandates in the GOM

I worked in the GOM from 2008 until getting layed off in 2017. I ran crew boats for a few years, and then moved onto work boats, upgrading to a 1600 Ton Master of Oceans. I’ve been doing ok on land since then, but I’d love to get back to an equal time schedule if companies are hiring and the money is good again.

I may have an issue with medical mandates. I had a severe vaccine reaction years ago, and I’ve avoided them since, under direction from my doctor. I’m healthy, I don’t take any pharmaceuticals, and I don’t want to submit to injections. I don’t fault anybody else—its just my personal choice. I’m pro-choice. I’ve already had the virus, too, about two months ago. I was sick for a few days and got over it.

So, does anybody know if companies are mandating these injections? If so, do you know if they will take a medical exemption?

Thanks for any input.

Mandate or not, if HR requests vaccine cards for employment, and there are multiple candidates for the position, who do you think they will take? Risk or less risk?

Just like recently with Urban Meyer apparently cutting a more high risk player who isn’t vaccinated from the Jacksonville Jaguars. It may not be right, but it is the companies right to decided on risk.

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Get a good antibody test (they’re expensive) and submit that in place of your vax card when requested. I know a couple people that are working at companies with mandates that went that route. Works the same way for Measles and Hep B. Essentially you already got ‘vaccinated’ just the old way (and more risky way) but you have to document it.

The mandates will be gone by next summer or so, don’t commit yourself in the meantime. The vax manufacturers are already having quality issues and the logistics of mandating an injection every 5 months for all instead of just the vulnerable aren’t feasible. Explainer: What we know about Japan's contaminated Moderna COVID-19 vaccines | Reuters

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Covid will not be gone by next summer (because of all the antivaxxer shitheads) neither will COVID Vaccine mandates. Covid is probably two or three years from being pretty much under control in the US and EU. It’s at least 10 years from being under control in the Third World.

By next summer there will be a US vaccine passport and you will not be able to get on an airplane without one.

Talk to your doctor about how to safely get vaccinated. Since you just had COVID, you may tolerate the vaccine quite well. Perhaps you could be vaccinated with several smaller doses. Perhaps you doctor can test you for contraindications to the vaccine.

If you are going to remain unvaccinated and be a public health threat to others, do it ashore near a hospital. Stay home.

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It’s well established that the vaccines provide much better immunity than natural Covid infection.

I know a 23year old that had a flu like case of Covid and recovered. Six months later she got severe Covid and spent 4 days in the hospital. Now she is fully vaccinated.

I doubt that vaccine passports will be issued to people who have recovered from Covid but have not been vaccinated. As inefficient and inept as our government is, it’s not that incompetent.

A family member is going to a live concert in a state with an 80% vaccination rate this weekend. Proof of vaccination and masks are required by the concert promoter for admission. This is becoming the new normal.

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A severe reaction to one vaccine doesn’t automatically mean you can’t have any other vaccines since many vaccines have completely different ingredients from others. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t have many ingredients in common with any other vaccines and I’m unaware of any contraindications to receiving it.

Did you read the whole article or just the part that agrees with you? Not only is there a discussion about the fact that vaccination status is easier to keep track of than constant repeated titer tests so even people that have had natural infection will probably need to get vaccinated and show regular boosters, but there’s also this:

“The researchers also found that people who had SARS-CoV-2 previously and received one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine were more highly protected against reinfection than those who once had the virus and were still unvaccinated.”

I don’t get my information from clickbait, I get it from textbooks. Three months ago such articles claimed that vaccination provided better immunity. That wasn’t sustainable so they’re switching to ‘Ok, infection provides better immunity but still’ and in another 3 months it will shift again.

It’s possible the protein subunit types will work better.

No wonder you’re information is so bad and out of date. You should get your information from current research not text books. Additionally, if you think the article you posted is “click bait” then you clearly don’t understand what “click bait” is.

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“Science” changes based on new information. That’s a GOOD thing and you thinking otherwise is ridiculous.

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Somebody posted that vaccines provide better immunity than infection and I posted the correct information. How is my information bad and out of date again?

If you’re willing to do the boring dry work of actually trying to understand this stuff you won’t be taken in by such fripperies.

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More and more companies are mandating C19 vaccination.

A medical exemption is pretty easy with a legit reason. Get one from your doctor. Note that medical exemptions and religious beliefs are not guaranteed to work with your employer, though. Companies are only required to make good faith effort to make workplace allowances for unvaccinated people. If the company feels it cannot, then it need not, and they can exclude you from scheduling, or not hire you, or fire you.

Companies look at C19-unvaccinated people as an avoidable risk of financial loss, nothing else. Arguing with them will do nothing. They’ve discussed the matter with lawyers and doctors and other business people.

But, practically speaking, if you are gold to the company, or they can’t hire enough people fast enough, they are going to make allowances for you. That’s the way commerce works.

So basically if you’re wrong, you can just say ‘Science changes’ with no loss of credibility.

Science is fundamentally the ability to correctly predict the future.

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And ignored most of what your source said while at the same time dismissing your own source as click-bait.

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If the data we had at the time supported the conclusions drawn at the time then yes, you can admit you were wrong with no loss of credibility. Scientists basically never say anything is ‘the absolute truth’ TM, they say “this is what the data we have currently indicates”.

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You got a message from Dr. Fauci. He says you don’t know jackshit about fishing and he wants to tell you everything you’re doing wrong. :laughing:

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Cool, maybe he knows something about that. He’s not doing so hot in the disease department.

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