The COVID vaccination campaign continues to upset some people in the US. A doctor from UCLA Health in California was escorted from work for refusing COVID vaccination, according to a new article from The Sacramento Bee.
Christopher Rake is the doctor in question, and he defied a statewide and employer mandate. He was escorted out of the UCLA Medical Plaza in Westwood this Monday.
UCLA anesthesiologist Dr. Chris Rake, a COVID-19 vaccine mandate opponent, was escorted out of the UCLA medical plaza yesterday and placed on unpaid administrative leave for refusing to get vaccinated or request an exemption.
“I’m willing to go lose everything…even my life.” pic.twitter.com/7AxUX4uyeF
— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) October 6, 2021
The doctor said, as quoted by The Sacramento Bee:
This is what happens when you stand up for freedom and when you show up to work, willing to work, despite being unvaccinated, and this is the price you have to pay sometimes,
But what they don’t realize is that I’m willing to go lose everything — job, paycheck, freedom, even my life for this cause.
As the authorities are desperately trying to convince the population to get vaccinated, a lot of people have their reasons to remain reluctant. Our World in Data reveals that 46.3% of the planet’s population has already been vaccinated for the coronavirus with at least one of the needed doses. Furthermore, the same source tells us that 6.44 billion doses have been administered worldwide, while 22.25 million are being administrated every day.