Day: November 25, 2021

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Settlement appears over in med students’ vaccine lawsuit

The settlement may be off in a lawsuit filed by three medical students who sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds.

The students’ attorneys filed papers in federal court in Monroe on Tuesday, seeking permission to submit an amended complaint in the lawsuit against the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Monroe.

Last month, a judge signed a settlement in the lawsuit, stating the college formally agreed to exempt the students from its vaccination requirement. The judge had issued a temporary order in favor of the three students in August.

Tuesday’s filing by the attorneys for students, Rachel Lynn Magliulo, Matthew Shea Willis, and Kirsten Willis Hall, accuses the college of continuing what they call discriminatory polices, including requiring only unvaccinated students to wear masks indoors on campus and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

The college is a private institution but it

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Health care workers reflect on abuse they’ve faced during pandemic

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By late September, Rikki Koberlein couldn’t take another day.

For months, she had been yelled and cursed at, called a “political pawn” and told she wasn’t doing her job properly.

As an intensive care unit nurse at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho, Koberlein said, “nursing is my calling.” But the abuse day after day, month after month, wore her down.

Twenty months into the coronavirus pandemic, are far from the days when they were widely viewed and treated as heroes on the front lines of the virus fight. The treatment from COVID-19 patients and their families has worsened especially since the delta variant spread throughout Idaho this summer, health care workers say.

One patient’s recently berated Koberlein for two straight days while the patient neared death, she said. They accused her of mistreating the patient and demanded certain unproven

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