In this September 12, 2021 article for The Detroit News, Beth LeBlanc reports that Spectrum Health, a west Michigan hospital system, is willing to grant an exemption from its vaccine mandate any employee who can prove that they have naturally acquired immunity from COVID-19. The exemption came as a response to new studies showing that natural immunity offers protection from reinfection and severe complications of COVID-19.
The organization also recognizes religious and medical exemptions.
Editor’s Note: We are glad to see that at least one hospital system has finally acted based on evidence. With this move from Spectrum Health, other medical institutions that truly are for science, are sure to follow.
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