January 30, 2023

Anti-mandate doctors ‘do not speak for the mainstream of health care’

As the Shasta County Board of Supervisors prepares to consider a 10-point COVID-19 declaration brought by a group of physicians opposed to vaccine mandates, another group of doctors supports a different approach.

In a letter sent to the supervisors on Wednesday, executives representing Redding’s two main hospitals, major nonprofit medical center and other health facilities voiced support for COVID-19 vaccinations.

In the letter, the group also urged medical providers to avoid recommending “unproven” coronavirus medications and treatments.

The letter health executives sent to the supervisors was signed by top officials from Dignity Health/Mercy Medical Center, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Shasta Community Health Center, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center and the Redding Rancheria, which operates a health care network in Shasta and Trinity counties.