MARK LEVIN (HOST): Dr. Siegel, these mandate decisions are resulting in the firing of nurses, of medical assistants in addition to police officers and teachers. But look, what's happening -- some of these hospitals are -- are desperately now looking for people who they may have to replace. I mean, what does this do to our healthcare system and why isn't anybody factoring that in?
DR. MARC SIEGEL: Well, they should be factoring that in. And you know, you mentioned my book, I write in my book about the use of fear to control, and it's fear of the virus that's actually causing something very ironic here. Let's take a deep breath and look at this.
If you took somebody that's a 15 year employee working in an ICU, and you fire them because who knows, maybe they had COVID already and had antibodies and don't want to get another vaccine? Or maybe they had a severe reaction to a previous vaccine? Whatever it is, you didn't have a conversation with them. You get rid of them, and then whoever you put in doesn't know your infection control precautions.
So, you're more likely to spread COVID as a result of that bullying and cruelty.
So, the actual goal to decrease the spread of the virus doesn't work that way, and not to mention the lives lost and the person is out on the street crying, spreading COVID potentially. I mean, the whole thing just shows the insensitivity of government.
It's what we've been trying to get away from in the United States from 1776 on, that we're not supposed to be doing that here.