A South Florida doctor became the second physician to make the contentious decision to refuse treatment to unvaccinated patients in a COVID-ravaged state.
Lina Marraccini, a primary care doctor in South Miami, chastised patients for a “lack of selflessness” in a letter that claimed the unvaxxed pose too great a risk to her staff.
“This is a public health emergency — the health of the public takes priority over the rights of any given individual in this situation,” said Marraccini wrote in the letter, obtained by NBC 6.
“It appears that there is a lack of selflessness and concern for the burden on the health and well-being of our society from our encounters.”
The doctor said the ban on unvaccinated patients was due to the FDA’s approval of the Pfzier vaccine. On Sept. 15, she will no longer see unvaccinated patients if they haven’t received their first shot. But exceptions can be made.