A lot of people are giving answers assuming that somehow personnel have perfect information when making these choices.
They don’t. People are saying in replies things like “well we shouldn’t help out the anti-vaxxer who was partying it up…” and doctors do not often know, and when they think they do, they’re coming to those conclusions based on stereotype.
Some people’s vaccine status may not be transparent to the hospital—for instance trans people who may not have used their legal name in getting the vaccine, or undocumented people, or people with names that are unusual and prone to misspelling at some step.
I understand the desire to have a system of punishing those responsible for making this go on and on, but medical care is not a good place to punish people.
And I think trying to make it one will worsen inequality rather than make it better.
We already know that our system makes assumptions about people based on outward appearance. I don’t think it’s a good idea to encourage people to make more assumptions with larger outcomes.

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(Will revoke in an hour or so, so no permanent mark on you me record.)
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