Charalampos Mavridis, Georgios Aidonidis, Athanasios Kalogeridis
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Greek authorities enforced a vaccination mandate for healthcare workers (HCWs), and “social occlusion” of the unvaccinated citizens in general. At the same time, multiple concerns have been raised about the epidemiological profile of Greece, the condition of public health, the ethical status of segregation policies and the role that the expert panel should play. We discuss how the policy of putting unvaccinated HCWs on unpaid suspension, the inequality and the segregation of citizens could harm social, physical, mental and spiritual healthcare in civilized societies. We would also like to invite the scientific community to an open and broad discussion and a critical debate based on the questions raised.