Dear Matzav Shmooze,
We recently went to Columbia Hospital with a baby who was seriously ill and the first question as we walked through the door was not what emergency we have but what zip code we live in.
The staff then stopped us in the hallway made us put on masks and wait for the whole ER staff to get masks on. The 3 EMT’S and two parents were treated like contaminated people from a 3rd world country rushed into a isolation room before being asked why we are here – thank God we had a stable patient.
I’m not blaming the hospital and I’m not even sure who to blame but it was a very uncomfortable experience. I’m pretty sure that a non Jewish EMS unit would not be asked what zip code they are coming from.
So before you go in front of a camera and somehow try to turn your anti vaxxers agenda into a religious thing or Jewish issue think about the unstable baby coming into the hospital and treatment being delayed because of your actions .This is no joke, you are putting kids life’s in danger because of your selfishness.