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Howard Stern Says Unvaccinated Covid-19 Patients Shouldn't Get Hospital Treatment

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Howard Stern Says Unvaccinated Covid-19 Patients Shouldn't Get Hospital Treatment

Howard Stern has divided listeners on his highly popular American radio talk show.

The shock jock is clearly fed up with the coronavirus pandemic and the lagging vaccination rate in the US.

Despite America getting access to multiple Covid-19 jabs late last year, a little less than 50 per cent of the country is fully vaccinated.

As case numbers climb and pressures the country's already rocky health system, Howard Stern reckons doctors should be able to refuse treatment to Covid-19 positive patients who are unvaccinated.

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Speaking on his SiriusXM show, Stern said: "When are we gonna stop putting up with the idiots in this country and just say it's mandatory to get vaccinated? F**k 'em. F**k their freedom. I want my freedom to live.

"I want to get out of the house already. I want to go next door and play chess. I want to go take some pictures. This is bulls**t.

"The other thing I hate is that all these people with COVID who won't get vaccinated are in the hospitals clogging it up.

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"So like, if you have a heart attack or any kind of problem, you can't even get into the ER. And I'm really of mind to say, 'Look, if you didn't get vaccinated [and] you got COVID, you don't get into a hospital'.

"Go f**k yourself. You had the cure and you wouldn't take it."

The rant quickly went viral on social media and there were a lot of opinions over whether he's in the right or not.

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It's highly unlikely this would end up happening as doctors are sworn to protect people, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.

US President Joe Biden has echoed Stern's call for people to get vaccinated (however, it was much more presidential than the shock jock's remarks).

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He's mandated that any business with more than 100 employees will have to ensure their staff are either vaccinated or get tested for the virus every week.

All staff who work with the federal government will be forced to get the jab and millions of contractors who do business with the feds will also have to follow suit.

Employers will be required to give staff paid time off to get vaccinated and around 17 million health staff will have to get the vaccine.

Venues will also be required to enforce mandatory rapid testing or proof of vaccine at large events.

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Stewart Perrie
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