Nurse Attorney Yong J. An

Nurse Attorney Yong J. An Nurse License Defense Attorney. Represented over 150 Nurse before the
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Experienced as former 12 years federal and state prosecutor.

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“We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19,”...
07/26/2021
Doctors, nurses and health groups call for mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for health workers

“We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19,” the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association.
Confirmed coronavirus infections have nearly quadrupled during July, from about 13,000 cases per day at the start of the month to more than 50,000 now according to The Post’s tracking.
More than 38 percent of nursing home staff were not fully vaccinated as of July 11, according to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and analyzed by LeadingAge, which represents nonprofit nursing homes and other providers of eldercare. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/doctors-nurses-and-health-groups-call-for-mandatory-coronavirus-vaccinations-for-health-workers/ar-AAMzzZM?ocid=msedgntp

The statement — signed by 57 medical and health groups, representing millions of workers — represents an increasingly tough stance amid the sluggish pace of national vaccinations.

"New nurses at Houston Methodist earn up to $15,000 in sign-on bonuses. The hospital said the incentive isn't new but th...
06/25/2021
Houston-area employers offering sign-on bonuses to fill jobs

"New nurses at Houston Methodist earn up to $15,000 in sign-on bonuses. The hospital said the incentive isn't new but the amount was increased and current employees can cash in too," said Tom Vernon, Vice President of talent and experience at Houston Methodist. The bonus program generated more than 350 hires since April"
https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/06/25/houston-area-employers-offering-sign-on-bonuses-to-fill-jobs/

Some employers in the Houston area are offering hundreds to thousands of dollars in hiring bonuses to help fill jobs.

By June 7, 2021, All nurses working at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital must be vaccinated, allowing only two exemptio...
04/18/2021
Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital nurses feel they're being forced to get vaccine

By June 7, 2021, All nurses working at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital must be vaccinated, allowing only two exemptions: Religion and Health. Some Methodist nurses are not comfortable with vaccine mandates and looking for employment elsewhere.

https://abc13.com/health/houston-area-nurses-feel-theyre-being-forced-to-get-vaccine/10521040/

One nurse even started a petition in hopes of opting out of the mandatory vaccine requirement for all staff at Houston Methodist.

It's not over yet: According to the Houston Health Department, over 100 residents in the city have reportedly still test...
04/12/2021
Since January, 142 Houstonians tested positive for COVID 14 days after being fully vaccinated, data shows

It's not over yet: According to the Houston Health Department, over 100 residents in the city have reportedly still tested positive after they say they were fully vaccinated. Since January, 142 Houstonians who either received both doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine still contracted the virus.
The report also rules out those who were said to have contracted the virus 45 days before their second scheduled shot date.
Although the information can be startling, additional data suggests this is a super rare occurrence. The Houston Health Department is reporting roughly 2.46 positive cases out of every 10,000 fully-vaccinated people. It is unclear if those who tested positive contracted the original strand of COVID-19 or one of the several new variants.

https://abc13.com/health/142-fully-vaccinated-houstonians-still-got-covid-data-shows/10508472/

Can fully vaccinated people still get COVID? New data from the Houston Health Department suggests it's rare but still possible.

More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers including nurses perished in the first year of the pandemic. They are true hero...
04/08/2021
A year of trauma: More than 3,600 US health workers died in Covid's first 12 months

More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers including nurses perished in the first year of the pandemic. They are true heroes and heroines!

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/07/health/health-workers-die-covid-kaiser/index.html

Lost on the Frontline, a yearlong investigation by The Guardian and KHN to count health care worker deaths, ends Thursday. This is what was learned in a year of tracing the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

One clinic, in Oakland, CA is to bring Covid-19 vaccines directly to homeless partnering with Alameda County which is a ...
04/05/2021
How a Bay Area clinic is helping provide vaccines to people experiencing homelessness

One clinic, in Oakland, CA is to bring Covid-19 vaccines directly to homeless partnering with Alameda County which is a network of more than 10,000 doctors, nurses, social workers, patients and advocates who share the mission to eliminate homelessness.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/us/bay-area-oakland-berkeley-homelessness-vaccine/index.html

While some people nationwide have successfully booked their vaccine appointments online, many others -- including people who are experiencing homelessness -- are struggling to even get access to the booking sites.

A nurse trapped in a Texas pile-up car accident that killed six people miraculously survived and turned up to work unhar...
03/10/2021
Nurse Who Survived 100-Vehicle Pileup Made It to Her Shift

A nurse trapped in a Texas pile-up car accident that killed six people miraculously survived and turned up to work unharmed after praying to God.
Nurse Rebecca Benson got involved in a deadly interstate pile-up that killed six people in Forth Worth, Texas, on Feb. 12.
But then her car started to spin out on the road.“My car started to kind of spin out a little bit, but nothing crazy,” she said. “
There was a Coca-Cola semi and a car hauler semi that had kind of made almost like a triangle.
I pointed the car there and prayed to God that I would be okay, and that’s when I hit them.”
“You’re sitting there, not being able to do anything, and you can hear semi after semi after semi hitting the group of cars,” she narrated. “It literally was shaking my vehicle every time. It was terrifying.”
Then her car got completely pinned, and she couldn’t get out as other cars blocked all her doors. Shortly after, someone opened the trunk of her car and rescued her. That’s when she crawled out to safety.
The nurse amazingly went straight to work with a few aches and pains, although she came from the pile-up accident.
What a supernatural protection Rebecca has experienced! Indeed, He listens to our prayers.
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.” -Psalm 138:7

https://youtu.be/_paj4o733kw

One nurse is lucky to be alive following a 133-car pileup in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, which has now taken the life of at least six people, according to r...

The pandemic has made existing problems worse, nurses say. The nurses quit for different reasons: Unsupportive workplace...
02/25/2021
Traumatized and tired, nurses are quitting due to the pandemic

The pandemic has made existing problems worse, nurses say. The nurses quit for different reasons: Unsupportive workplaces, overwhelming stress, the fear of bringing Covid-19 home to their families.
But it wasn't unusual for US nurses to consider quitting even before the pandemic. "Covid has exacerbated all the problems that we know exist in a for-profit health care system," said Jean Ross, president of the National Nurses United, one of the country's largest nurses unions.
Before Covid-19, Ross said, nurses were increasingly told to "do more with less" -- cover more hospital beds, handle more patients and work longer hours. Employers pointed to the nationwide nursing shortage. Even though there were more than 3 million nurses in the US workforce in 2019, the field isn't growing at the same pace as the aging population that needs their care, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Burnout was the primary factor driving nurses to quit before the pandemic, according to a study published this month in the journal Health Policy. Of the more than 418,000 registered nurses who quit their jobs in 2017, more than 30% of them said they left because of burnout, citing stressful work environments and inadequate staffing.
A nurse for 50 years refused to retire when the pandemic began. She later died from Covid-19 A nurse for 50 years refused to retire when the pandemic began. She later died from Covid-19 Many nurses feel they can't provide the best care when they're stretched so thin, Ross said.
Such was the case for Megan Chao Smith, a nurse in Minneapolis who before the pandemic worked on an end-stage heart failure floor. Nurses there helped their patients eat, breathe and use the restroom, among other basic functions. When her hospital cut staff, her workload doubled, and she said she often had to be in two rooms at once to keep her patients alive.
"If we were split in half it still would've been too much work," she told CNN. Working on that floor drained her. She couldn't sleep or exercise or be present with her wife and child when her workday ended. She loved her job, but she couldn't leave it at the hospital.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/us/nurses-quit-hospitals-covid-pandemic-trnd/index.html

America's nurses are running on empty almost one year into the pandemic. They've reused PPE, canceled PTO and worked extended shifts for employers they don't always feel value their safety. It's driven many nurses to quit.

Pfizer's vaccine is working to fight COVID-19, a leading Israeli provider firm said. Maccabi Healthcare Services said th...
02/12/2021
0 virus deaths reported from 520,000 given the Pfizer vaccine in Israel. Hardly anybody even got sick, suggesting 93% effectiveness.

Pfizer's vaccine is working to fight COVID-19, a leading Israeli provider firm said. Maccabi Healthcare Services said that nobody died of 520,000 people who got two doses of the shot.
Israel has fully immunized 27% of its population, more than any other country.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/0-virus-deaths-reported-from-520-000-given-the-pfizer-vaccine-in-israel-hardly-anybody-even-got-sick-suggesting-93-effectiveness/ar-BB1dDcI7?ocid=msedgntp

More than 2.3 million of Israel's 9 million people have been fully vaccinated, more than anywhere else in the world. The signs so far are good.

Five people were injured and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Tuesday at the Allina Health Care Clinic in Buffal...
02/09/2021
Shooting at health care clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, leaves 5 injured

Five people were injured and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Tuesday at the Allina Health Care Clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, according to Wright County spokesman John Holler.

Three people were critically injured and were airlifted out, he said. He described the incident as shooting and said there were no bombs on the scene.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/us/buffalo-minnesota-shooting/index.html

Five people were injured and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Tuesday at the Allina Health Care Clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, according to Wright County spokesman John Holler.

Don't let Super Bowl Sunday turn into Superspreader Sunday.  Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are getting better acro...
02/07/2021
Covid-19 numbers are improving, but infections could grow exponentially with Super Bowl gatherings

Don't let Super Bowl Sunday turn into Superspreader Sunday. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are getting better across much of the United States. But that progress could quickly reverse if people celebrate with people who don't live with them, according to health experts. "When people get together in private residences in close proximity, that is one of the single most effective ways to spread this disease," Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said. "We can't afford to have the disease spread now, with these mutations and these variants."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

Don't let Super Bowl Sunday turn into Superspreader Sunday. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are getting better across much of the US. But that progress could quickly reverse if people celebrate with people who don't live with them.

Nurse: One of the worst things is the fear in patients' eyes. The number of people hospitalized in Texas by the coronavi...
02/06/2021
Nurse describes intubating coronavirus patients: One of the worst things is the fear in their eyes - CNN Video

Nurse: One of the worst things is the fear in patients' eyes. The number of people hospitalized in Texas by the coronavirus reached record highs in recent weeks

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/02/05/texas-hospitals-coronavirus-surge-lavandera-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/

The number of people hospitalized in Texas by the coronavirus reached record highs in recent weeks. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Your passport may soon include proof that you have received a COVID-19 vaccine or have tested negative for the new coron...
02/06/2021
'Corona Passport': Digital Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Could Be Boon To Revitalizing Travel

Your passport may soon include proof that you have received a COVID-19 vaccine or have tested negative for the new coronavirus.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/corona-passport-digital-proof-of-covid-19-vaccination-could-be-boon-to-revitalizing-travel/ar-BB1donVq?ocid=msedgntp

Countries, airlines and other companies are looking for an easy-to-use method for people to show they have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus.

A Virginia minister died shortly after she received a coronavirus vaccination, authorities said Friday.In the wake of Ke...
02/05/2021
Virginia woman dies shortly after receiving coronavirus vaccine

A Virginia minister died shortly after she received a coronavirus vaccination, authorities said Friday.
In the wake of Keyes' death, CDC and Virginia health officials "will evaluate the situation as more information becomes available and provide timely updates on what is known and any necessary actions," according to the CDC statement.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/virginia-woman-dies-shortly-after-receiving-coronavirus-vaccine/ar-BB1dqFKP?ocid=msedgntp

It was not clear what, if any, underlying conditions might have contributed to her death.

A Harris County judge on Monday dismissed a theft charge against a doctor accused of stealing nine doses of the Moderna ...
01/26/2021
Harris County judge dismisses vaccine theft charge against doctor, blasts DA for bringing the case

A Harris County judge on Monday dismissed a theft charge against a doctor accused of stealing nine doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine he said would otherwise go to waste.

County Court-At-Law Judge Franklin Bynum criticized Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg for attempting to prosecute Dr. Hasan Gokal and said the single misdemeanor charge of theft by a public servant lacked probable cause.

“In the number of words usually taken to describe an allegation of retail shoplifting, the State attempts, for the first time, to criminalize a doctor’s documented administration of vaccine doses during a public health emergency,” Bynum wrote in his order, adding the prosecutor’s affidavit was “riddled with sloppiness and errors.”
Ogg, the DA, spokesman Dane Schiller said prosecutors will still pursue the case.

“Judge Bynum’s gratuitous observations call into question his fairness and impartiality; we anticipate presenting all the evidence in the matter to a grand jury,” Schiller said.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/crime/article/Harris-County-judge-blasts-Ogg-for-charging-doc-15896405.php

A Harris County judge has dismissed a case against a doctor who was accused of stealing nine doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine he said would otherwise go to waste.

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A team of healthcare workers in Oregon stuck in a snowstorm carrying doses of the Covid-19 vaccine that were set to expire set up an impromptu clinic knocking on car windows and vaccinating stranded drivers with their remaining supply. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/us/vaccine-waste-breakdown-challenges/index.html
Congressman Lynch tested positive for COVID-19 despite having two doses of the Pfizer vaccine after more than a week. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/rep-stephen-lynch-tests-positive-for-covid-19-despite-receiving-both-vaccine-doses/ar-BB1de84s?ocid=msedgntp