Health care workers who cannot take a COVID-19 vaccine due to medical, religious, or ethical objections are being fired from hospitals that mandated the shots for their staff members.
Various states and hospitals have mandated the vaccine, as well as the Biden-Harris administration, which issued an emergency regulation that requires all health care workers that work in facilities that provide Medicare & Medicaid services to become fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines by Jan. 4. The administration’s mandate does not allow for a testing opt-out or recognize natural immunity as a valid alternative form of protection for these front-line workers, many of which became infected during the height of the pandemic.
Dr. Martin Kulldorff, senior scientific director of the Brownstone Institute and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, previously told The Epoch Times that this approach does not agree with established scientific knowledge or make sense from a medical perspective. He argues that those who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection have “stronger, longer-lasting immunity” than vaccinated individuals and are the “least likely to infect” others. The CDC has admitted that there is no record of naturally immune people infecting others.
The Epoch Times collected more information from health care workers all over the country about their many reasons for not complying with the injections that are widely promoted as “safe and effective” by some of the nation’s largest corporations, including Big Tech, which censors to varying degrees anyone who is labeled as spreading “medical misinformation,” including doctors and nurses.
‘No Long-term Safety Data’
Dr. Thomas Redwood was terminated by Piedmont and Wellstar for not taking the vaccine.
“The decision to take the emergency use authorization vaccines currently offered should be a personal choice based on a careful risk-benefit analysis of receiving the vaccine compared to the risks of the disease for which the vaccine is intended to provide protection,” Redwood told The Epoch Times.
He believes that “based on current epidemiological data … should I become infected with COVID, I have a 98–99 percent probability of survival. On the other side of the ledger, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, has logged over 18,000 deaths and over 800,000 adverse events … In addition, we have no long-term safety data similar to what has been required of other vaccines before approval for widespread use, much less the creation of a vaccine mandate. In addition to safety concerns, vaccine efficacy has been shown to drop below 50 percent after four to six months from having received the vaccine.