Wednesday, December 22, 2021

1,650 AHS staff put on unpaid leave for breaching vaccine mandate while others offered rapid test option:"The mandatory vaccination policy applies to all AHS and Covenant Health staff as well as workers at AHS subsidiaries, including Carewest, Capital Care and Alberta Precision Laboratories.

According to the health authority's website, AHS and its subsidiaries have a combined workforce of 121,000 people with around 97 per cent of their full- and part-time staff fully immunized."

Monday, December 20, 2021

 ‘We’re not interested in documenting this pandemic’ Dec 20, 2021: Changes coming to Alaska’s COVID-19 dashboard:"“There’s more than cases to COVID…although cases are important,” Zink said at a Sitka assembly meeting in mid-December. “We know we don’t catch all of the cases. Our goal is not to catch all of the cases. Our goal is to provide information and resources to every Alaskan to make the best choice that they can for themselves, their family, their community.”

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19 #CovidCases #Alaska 

 Alaska Governor orders state agencies to ignore federal vaccine mandates, Nov 3, 2021:"Though the state of Alaska currently has the highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the country, Governor Mike Dunleavy is focusing on fighting federal vaccine mandates.

Dunleavy signed an administrative order Tuesday that prohibits all state agencies from participating in or assisting with federal vaccine mandates for employers. The order also tasks the state's attorney general with reviewing all federal vaccine mandates and looking for ways to challenge them in court."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #CMS #CMSMandate #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19 #JoeBiden #Alaska #Dunleavy #GovDunleavy

 Alaska Joins Case to Stop CMS Vaccine Mandate, November 10, 2021:"“This new rule is an insult to the personal freedoms of the health-care heroes who have been critical to Alaska’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy. “This is unconstitutional and yet another example of the Biden Administration’s overreach on issues that should be left to the states.”

Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor and attorneys general from nine other states filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiffs seek an injunction to prohibit CMS from enforcing the mandate on grounds that the rule violates the 10th Amendment, the federal Administrative Procedures Act and other federal laws."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #CMS #CMSMandate #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19 #JoeBiden #Alaska

 Michigan companies await final legal verdict on Biden vaccine mandate, Dec 20, 2021:"Michigan’s larger businesses are heading into the holiday week with renewed uncertainty over the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workers announced months ago by President Joseph Biden.

But legal and business experts said Monday that clarity may come just days into the New Year, when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to say whether it will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the mandate, which will affect an estimated two million workers in Michigan.

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19 #Michigan #JoeBiden #Business

Omicron Rapidly Tops Delta as Most Common Coronavirus Variant in U.S., Dec 20, 2021:"The highly transmissible omicron variant is responsible for nearly three-quarters of new coronavirus infections in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a massive jump over just the week prior.

CDC data shows that omicron made up 73% of new coronavirus cases in the week ending Dec. 18, while delta cases dropped to over 26% of infections."

#NurseUp #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Omicron #Delta #CDC #Covid

 NHL is first U.S. sport to halt schedule amid coronavirus surge, with stoppage starting Wednesday:"The NHL will halt its season Wednesday amid a spike in coronavirus cases and the rise of the omicron variant, the league announced Monday night, becoming the first major pro sports league in North America with plans to halt play entirely, albeit briefly.

Team facilities will be closed from Wednesday through Saturday, and players will return Sunday for coronavirus testing and practice. Games are in line to resume Monday, Dec. 27. The league’s previously scheduled holiday break was Friday through Sunday."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #NHL #Sports #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Omicron

 Companies Get Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Reprieve As Legal Battle Continues, Dec 21, 2021:"The Biden administration is pushing back the date by which large businesses must comply with its Covid-19 vaccine mandate as legal uncertainty continues to hang over the requirement.

Following a federal appeals court ruling reinstating the administration’s vaccination rules, the Labor Department said Friday night it would give employers until Feb. 9 to comply with the rule’s testing requirements and until Jan. 10 to comply with the rest of it."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #OSHA #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineSkepticism

Saturday, December 18, 2021

 103 Marines booted for refusing COVID vaccine as services begin discharges, December 16, 2021:"Unlike the other services, the Army has decided that it will not discharge soldiers who refuse to be vaccinated. Instead, they will be "flagged," cannot be promoted and will have to leave the Army when their enlistment contracts expire.

Flagged soldiers who have refused to get the vaccine will have to submit to regular COVID testing, Lt. Col. Terence Kelley, an Army spokesman told ABC News."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #Military #Army #Navy #Airforce #Marines #SpaceForce #Soldiers

 U.S. military moves to discharge service members who refuse to get vaccinated, December 17, 2021:"Members of the U.S. military who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 are starting to face the consequences. Military officials announced this week that, after months of warnings, they have begun disciplinary actions — including discharge.

The Air Force was the first of the branches to announce dismissals, saying Tuesday it had discharged 27 people who refused to get the vaccine. On Thursday, the Marines said it had discharged 103 troops. The Army has reprimanded 2,700 soldiers and said it will begin discharge proceedings in the new year. And the Navy this week told commanders to start "administrative separations" for "vaccine refusers."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #Military #Army #Navy #Airforce #Marines #SpaceForce #Soldiers

 Vaccine Holdouts in Army and Navy Will Be Dismissed, Military Says, Dec 16, 2021:"The vast majority of active-duty troops in the Army and the Navy are vaccinated against the coronavirus, and the small number of those still refusing shots will soon be dismissed from the military, officials said on Thursday.

In the Army, 468,459 active-duty soldiers, or 98 percent, have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The Navy has inoculated 342,974 members, with roughly 1.7 percent still holding out."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #Military #Army #Navy #Soldiers

Thursday, December 16, 2021

 Court rejects religious challenge to New York’s vaccine mandate for health care workers, Dec 13, 2021:"The Supreme Court on Monday turned down two requests to block New York’s vaccine mandate for health care workers. Two groups of health care workers are challenging the mandate, arguing that it violates their constitutional right to freely exercise their religion. But over the public dissents of three conservative justices, the court denied the workers’ requests to put the mandate on hold while litigation continues."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19 #JoeBiden #CMS #NewYork #SCOTUS #ReligiousExemptions

 Health care worker vaccine mandate can be enforced in half the country, appeals court says, Dec 15, 2021:"The states where the CMS mandate is currently on hold, under the orders of the 5th and 8th Circuit, are: Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Hampshire."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19 #JoeBiden #CMS #5thCircuit

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

 Senate Passes Legislation Aimed at Blocking Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rules for Employers:"The Senate approved legislation aimed at nullifying President Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private employers, marking a significant rebuke even if lawmakers ultimately fall short of stopping the new Covid-19 rule.

The measure passed 52-48, with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana joining all Republicans in supporting the bill."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19 #JoeBiden #Senate #OSHA

Kroger to End Some Covid-19 Benefits for Unvaccinated Workers, Dec 14, 2021:"The Cincinnati-based grocery chain told employees last week that it will no longer provide two weeks of paid emergency leave for unvaccinated employees who contract Covid-19, unless local jurisdictions require otherwise. Kroger will also add a $50 monthly surcharge to company health plans for unvaccinated managers and other nonunion employees, according to a memo viewed by The Wall Street Journal. Both policies are effective Jan. 1, the memo said.

Kroger, one of the biggest employers in the U.S. with almost half a million full-time and part-time employees, is tightening pandemic-related policies for workers as U.S. businesses face continued uncertainty over federal vaccination mandates."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Kroger #Covid19

Did Kathy Hochul's Vaccine Mandates Backfire in New York? Are they overwhelmed due to a surge of Covid19 patients, or simply shortstaffed because they fired 33,000 healthcare professionals with the "no test" option, no religious exemptions allowed, vaccine mandates? Love how they comment that they comprise "just 3%" of the workforce. Apparently they are being missed.

Upstate New York Hospitals Are Overwhelmed as Covid Cases Surge:"The state estimates that 33,000 health care workers, or just 3 percent of New York’s overall health care work force, left their jobs because of the vaccine mandate, which does not allow for testing in lieu of vaccination or religious exemptions. But because the sector as a whole was already short staffed, the additional job losses have hit hard. Ms. Hochul is being cautious about imposing additional mandates in other areas in light of the experience, she said Thursday at a news conference."  

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #NYC #NewYork #GovHochul #KathyHochul

Monday, December 13, 2021

Air Force Discharges 27 for Refusal to Get COVID Vaccine:"The Air Force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate to get the shots."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #Military #Army #Navy #Airforce #Marines #Soldiers

Waning Immunity after the BNT162b2 Vaccine in Israel, Dec 9, 2021:"These findings indicate that immunity against the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 waned in all age groups a few months after receipt of the second dose of vaccine."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #WaningImmunity

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Religious Challenge to New York Vaccine Mandate, Dec. 13, 2021:"Acting in two cases, the justices denied emergency requests for an injunction requiring the state to permit religious exemptions while litigation over the mandate's legality continues in lower courts. Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have granted the injunction. The Supreme Court previously rejected other challenges to vaccine mandates including one focusing upon Maine's lack of a religious exemption for healthcare workers." #DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #Scotus #NewYork

Sunday, December 12, 2021

 Asa Hutchinson and Bill de Blasio Spar Over Vaccine Mandates: 'It's Keeping People Alive', Dec 12, 2021:"During the appearance on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, host Jake Tapper noted the two political leaders' different opinions on the issue, and then turned to Hutchinson.

"New York City has sweeping mandates for workers and businesses and it might sound too sweeping for some people, but 71 percent of residents of New York City are fully vaccinated," Tapper said.

"Arkansas has no mandates and only 50 percent of your residents are fully vaccinated. Does that not show, Governor Hutchinson, that vaccine mandates work?""

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy 

Most reported U.S. Omicron cases have hit the fully vaccinated -CDC, December 10, 2021:"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that of the 43 cases attributed to Omicron variant, 34 people had been fully vaccinated. Fourteen of them had also received a booster, although five of those cases occurred less than 14 days after the additional shot before full protection kicks in. 

While the numbers are very small, they add to growing concerns that current COVID-19 vaccines may offer less protection against the highly transmissible new variant."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #Omicron #Covid19Variants #CDC

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

 Judge issues nationwide injunction against Biden's vaccination mandate for federal contractors, Dec 7, 2021:"A federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction against a vaccine mandate for federal contractors, ruling that President Joe Biden probably exceeded his authority by imposing the requirement."

#DoNotComply #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #JoeBiden

Monday, December 6, 2021

New York City sets sweeping vaccine mandate for all private employers, Dec 6, 2021:"Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping coronavirus vaccine mandate for all private employers in New York City on Monday morning to combat the spread of the Omicron variant.

Mr. de Blasio said the aggressive measure, which takes effect Dec. 27 and which he described as the first of its kind in the nation, was needed as a “pre-emptive strike” to stall another wave of coronavirus cases and help reduce transmission during the winter months and holiday gatherings."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #NYC #NewYork #NewYorkCity #DeBlasio

Sunday, December 5, 2021

AdventHealth suspends COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff, including JoCo locations, Dec 05, 2021:"AdventHealth, whose Shawnee Mission facility supports nearly 700 physicians and 3,300 associates, suspended its employee vaccine mandate, according to a company spokeswoman. The national network of health care facilities made the announcement Thursday, following a federal court’s blocking of a vaccine mandate from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. AdventHealth has physician offices throughout Wyandotte and Johnson counties, and campuses in Lenexa, Shawnee Mission and south Overland Park."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineSkepticism #NationalVaccineMandate #AdventHealth #Kansas

Manchin backs GOP-led effort to overturn Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers, Dec 3, 2021:"“I do not support any government vaccine mandate on private businesses,” he said. “That’s why I have cosponsored and will strongly support a bill to overturn the federal government vaccine mandate for private businesses.”

Mr. Manchin argued that while he supported every American getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, it was inappropriate for the federal government to make demands of private employers."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineSkepticism #JoeManchin #NationalVaccineMandate

 Gov. Kay Ivey warns Biden, OSHA vaccine mandate could create 'economic damage' in Alabama:"While voicing her opposition to the vaccine mandate, which is facing numerous court battles, Ivey urged OSHA to discontinue the mandate "sooner, rather than later" as it increases "vaccine skepticism in Alabama" and continues to "disrupt the State's economy."

She also stated she believes a final standard based on the ETS could be "harmful to businesses in Alabama" as "significant percentages of Alabama's workforce have not received at least one dose" of the vaccine."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Alabama #KayIvey #GovIVey #OSHA #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineSkepticism

 WHO: Omicron in 38 Countries, No Deaths Reported, December 3, 2021:"No deaths have been reported so far in connection to the COVID-19 strain, another WHO spokesperson told reporters Friday.

“There is a suggestion that there is increased transmissibility, what we need to understand is if it’s more or less transmissible compared to Delta,” Van Kerkhove said. The Delta variant is the dominant strain throughout the world, she said."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Omicron #WHO #OmicronVariant #Covid19Variants

 Vaccine holdouts in Navy, Marines hit 19,000 as deadline passes to comply with mandate, Dec 3, 2021:"As many as 19,000 active-duty Marines and Navy sailors chose not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by their shared Nov. 28 deadline, a dilemma for military leaders who have threatened to expel personnel refusing to comply with the Biden administration’s mandate.

In both services, the number of holdouts is around 9,500, according to official counts. And while the Marines’ margin of 5 percent unvaccinated had been anticipated, it was an unexpected outcome for the Navy, which in announcing its final tally this week acknowledged that officials had uncovered last-minute “discrepancies” with its data-tracking system that revealed a larger pool of unvaccinated sailors than had been projected. As recently as last week, official data showed that 99.8 percent of sailors had at least one shot by last Sunday’s deadline. The true number is just over 97 percent. These personnel now join more than 8,000 in the Air Force who declined to get vaccinated." #Army #Navy #AirForce #Marines #SpaceForce #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #ThankYouForYourService

Saturday, December 4, 2021

 Governor’s (Arkansas) middle ground on the vaccine mandate, Nov 10, 2021:"Hutchinson said the current situation puts employers in a difficult situation of choosing between obeying a state law (which doesn’t include penalties) and obeying a federal rule with fines of up to $13,600 per violation. Federal law, as he noted in a media briefing Thursday, trumps state law. On the other hand, the state law will go into effect in January, while the federal mandate is tied up in court. So whose law do businesses violate? He suspects many will take a wait-and-see approach."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Arkansas


Unvaccinated Nevada state workers to pay insurance surcharge, Dec 2, 2021:"Nevada will be the first state to charge state workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge if they aren't vaccinated.

The state Public Employees' Benefit Program Board voted on Thursday to charge unvaccinated workers up to $55 per month to offset the costs of testing those who haven't gotten shots are required to undergo in certain workplaces."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #CovidSurcharges #Nevada #Nevadans #StateWorkers

Friday, December 3, 2021

 Losing your job because of vaccine mandates? You can collect unemployment benefits in these states (Florida, Iowa, Tennessee), December 3, 2021:"Only a few months after terminating federal pandemic unemployment benefits early, several GOP-led states are now expanding jobless payments to a different group of people affected by Covid-19: unvaccinated residents who are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates.
At least three red states -- Iowa, Tennessee and Florida -- have recently passed laws extending eligibility to these folks as part of broader measures restricting employer vaccine mandates."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Unemployment

 Rep. Niemerg: What are your Options on the Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates?
November 19, 2021:"Many of you have contacted me about your options to fight the Covid-19 vaccine mandates and your rights to object.

Your religious convictions, moral guidelines, and medical considerations must be respected and should be protected!"

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Exemptions


Gov. Gianforte Reaffirms Montana Law Banning Vaccination Mandate, November 16 2021:"“Despite President Biden’s efforts to mandate vaccinations for employers and their employees, Montana law remains the law of the land, and no employer in our state should use President Biden’s OSHA rule, now halted by a federal court, as a basis for imposing illegal vaccination requirements on employees.”

Codified under Montana’s Human Rights Act, House Bill 702 prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s vaccination status. It prohibits an employer from refusing employment, barring a person from employment, or discriminating in any term, condition, or privilege of employment based on vaccination status or whether the person has an immunity passport."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Montana #Gianforte

 Missouri legislators aim to block vaccine mandates, Dec 2, 2021:"On Wednesday, the first day that members of the House and Senate could file legislation for the upcoming session, more than a half dozen bills were introduced that could prohibit vaccine mandates or allow "natural immunity" to be considered the equivalent of having been inoculated.

All of the proposals were introduced by Republican lawmakers, who have been at the forefront of the fight against vaccine orders."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Missouri

 Tennessee Comptroller's Office suspends permits for entities to keep vaccine mandates, Dec 1, 2021:"The new state law — approved by lawmakers during a whirlwind three-day session in October — sets a stringent standard for publicly enacted mask mandates and abolishes all vaccine mandates. But entities at risk of losing federal funding for not complying with the federal vaccine requirements can apply for exemptions from the Comptroller's Office."

#HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines #Tennessee

 Republicans boost benefits for workers who quit over vaccine mandates, December 1, 2021:"Four states – Iowa, Tennessee, Florida, and Kansas – have changed their rules on unemployment to include people who have been terminated or who have chosen to leave their jobs because of their employers’ vaccine policies.

The partisan divide is striking, Anne Paxton, staff attorney and policy director for the Unemployment Law Project in Washington state, told the Guardian. “It’s very hard to regard this particular move as being based on anything much more than political reasons.”"

#AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Unemployment #Covid19Vaccines

 Federal Judge Rejects DOD Claim That Pfizer EUA and Comirnaty Vaccines Are ‘Interchangeable’:"A federal district court judge rejected a claim by the U.S. Department of Defense that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine being administered under Emergency Use Authorization is interchangeable with Pfizer’s fully licensed Comirnaty vaccine."

#AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #DOD #Pfizer #Bioentech #Covid19Vaccines

 New York City Sets Vaccine Mandate for Religious and Private School Workers:"New York City will require employees at yeshivas, Catholic schools and other private schools to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, in what is believed to be the largest effort in the nation to force religious schools to adhere to a vaccine mandate.

The new directive, which was announced on Thursday, is expected to affect roughly 930 schools and 56,000 employees, city officials said. They will have to show proof they received the first dose of a vaccine by Dec. 20."

#AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #NYC #NY #DiBlasio #ReligiousExemptions

 Oklahoma sues to exempt National Guard from Pentagon vaccine mandate, Thu, December 2, 2021:"The state of Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to stop the Biden administration from mandating coronavirus vaccines for the National Guard.

The complaint, which names President Biden and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin as defendants, asks the court to declare the mandate unconstitutional and to enjoin the government from enforcing it or withholding funding from the Oklahoma National Guard or its members."

#AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Oklahoma #OK

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

 Federal workers get reprieve from vaccine mandate penalties until 2022, November 29, 2021:"The White House originally set a Nov. 22 deadline for federal workers to be fully vaccinated or face suspension or dismissal unless they were granted a religious or medical exemption.

But the Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Management and Budget said on Monday that noncompliant workers should not be penalized until January in order to allow officials more time to convince holdouts to get inoculated against the coronavirus."

#AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates

 Federal judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for health care workers in Missouri, 9 other states:"Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt led the lawsuit, alongside Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Hampshire. Schelp's order will block health care providers in those states from requiring workers to receive COVID-19 vaccines."

#AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #Unvaccinated #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates

Saturday, November 27, 2021

 Kansas’ vaccine exemption law brings new rules for employers, attorney general says, Nov 24, 2021:"Public and private workers in Kansas can now cite their religious beliefs to avoid being required to get the COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday that it has also become illegal in Kansas for any employer to “inquire” or make discretionary determinations about the legitimacy of a workers’ religion when they ask for an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

“In Kansas, an employee’s religious faith may not be put on trial in order to obtain the waiver to which the employee is entitled by law. It is particularly distressing when a public-sector employer, an agent of the government, sits in judgment of the sincerity of an employee’s religious faith. Under the new law now in effect, that is not only distressing, it is also illegal.”"

#AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #Kansas #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #Vaccinated #VaccineExemptions #Unvaccinated #VaccineHesitant #VaccineRequirement #StateMandates #StopTheMandates

 Gov. Kathy Hochul orders halt on elective surgery amid COVID spike, Omicron, November 26, 2021:"Gov. Kathy Hochul signed an executive order Friday to postpone elective hospital surgeries — something that hasn’t been done since the worst of the initial coronavirus outbreak last year.

Hochul said she made the move to deal with staffing shortages and boost bed capacity amid an anticipated “spike” in new cases and the emergence of the new Omicron variant in South Africa. The strain is named after a letter of the Greek alphabet."

#Covid19 #Covid19Variants #ElectiveSurgery #Healthcare #GovHochul #KathyHochul #NewYork #Omicron

Friday, November 26, 2021

 31 state employees terminated over vaccine mandate (Connecticut):"The executive branch employs 30,517 people, according to the release, who have the option to become fully vaccinated or wear masks and submit to weekly testing. Of those, 25,646 are vaccinated, accounting for 84% of the workforce. There are 1,403 employees who are non-compliant with the mandate.

The executive branch also employs 3,678 who work in the healthcare field and are mandated to become fully vaccinated. According to the release, 3,324 are fully vaccinated, accounting for 90% of the workforce with 153 remaining non-compliant."

#AxeTheVax #Connecticut #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #Vaccinated #Unvaccinated #VaccineHesitant #StateMandates #StopTheMandates

 What OSHA's suspension of implementing Biden's vaccine mandate means for employers, November 23, 2021:"Putting the brakes on this process sends a signal that the mandate may never take effect, said John Balitis, chairman of the Labor & Employment Department at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC law firm in Phoenix.

The mandate, which is embodied in an Emergency Temporary Standard developed at Biden's direction, is a vulnerable measure, given OSHA's historical track record with Emergency Temporary Standards, Balitis said."

Tuesday, November 23, 2021


When the mandates are shot down, is this what we can expect next to address #VaccineHesitancy? Rather than mandate vaccines, businesses should make it painful to resist COVID vaccination:"COVID-19 vaccination rates remain too low because we are going about this all wrong. Rather than urge people to get vaccinated or mandate vaccines, a better approach is to require the unvaccinated to bear extra costs. As businesses take the lead in implementing vaccine policies, their leaders can look to a successful model for urging people to get vaccinated. That is the way companies handle smoking."  
#AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #VaccineHesitant #StopTheMandates

Saturday, November 20, 2021

 Attorney General Provides Up-to-Date Information on Lawsuit Against Health Worker Vaccine Mandate, November 19, 2021:"On November 17, Wednesday of this week, Judge Matthew T. Schelp of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an order requiring the federal government to respond by Monday, November 22 to the lawsuit of Nebraska (and states joining) challenging the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. The judge is expected to rule about a week after that response. The lawsuit was first filed on November 10, and this expedited process recognizes the urgency of the timelines created by this vaccine mandate."

#AxeTheVax #Covid19Vaccines #CovidMandates #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #VaccineMandates #WinterSurge #HealthWorkerVaccineMandate

 Disney pauses COVID-19 vaccine mandate amid statewide crackdown, November 20, 2021:"Disney has paused its vaccine mandate for Florida employees in response to restrictions passed by the Legislature earlier this week limiting employers’ power to require worker vaccination."

#AxeTheVax #Covid19Vaccines #CovidMandates #Disney #DisneyMandates #FDA #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #VaccineMandates #WinterSurge

 Attorney General (Nebraska) Provides Up-to-Date Information on Lawsuit Against Health Worker Vaccine Mandate, 

November 19, 2021:"With devastating irony, the CMS vaccine mandate will undermine this purpose by forcing healthcare providers to lay off essential clinical employees, including a significant number of registered nurses who are already incredibly in short supply. All of this will severely limit services, reduce the number of staffed hospital beds, and force patients to potentially travel hundreds of miles further for medical care."

 The Federal Vaccine Mandates, who do they affect, their status. :

1 Federal employees of the executive branch (Congress exempt of course), including members of the military. Under challenge, still in effect. 2. Employees of companies with government contracts. Under challenge, still in effect. "“If you want to work with the federal government and do business with us, get vaccinated,” Biden said Thursday evening in a speech announcing his plans. “If you want to do business with the federal government, vaccinate your workforce.”" 3. Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, Health-care workers at facilities that run Medicare and Medicaid programs (pretty much all hospitals, nursing homes, acute and LTC). Under challenge, still in effect. 4. Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), Non-remote workers at companies with 100 or more employees, Postal Service workers and public employees in the 28 states and territories that enforce OSHA rules. Under challenge, stayed (Cannot Be Enforced) until further court action.

US Opens COVID Boosters to All Adults, Urges Them for 50+, Nov. 19, 2021:"The U.S. on Friday opened COVID-19 booster shots to all adults and took the extra step of urging people 50 and older to seek one, aiming to ward off a winter surge as coronavirus cases rise even before millions of Americans travel for the holidays."

#AxeTheVax #Boosters #CDC #Covid19Boosters #CovidBoosters #Covid19Vaccines #FDA #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #Moderna #NurseUp #Pfizer #StopTheMandates #VaccineMandates #WinterSurge

Ohio House Approves Ban On COVID Vaccine Mandates, Vaccine Passports, November 19, 2021:"The Ohio House voted mostly along party lines to approve a Republican bill on vaccine mandates, vaccine exemptions and vaccine passports, after previous votes on a similar bill stalled. And how the bill got to the floor and its future beyond it are raising questions. "

#Ohio #AxeTheVax #Covid19Vaccines #HoldTheLine #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #StopTheMandates #VaccineMandates

Employers could face $1 million in damages if mandated medications cause harm, November 12:"“Many Oklahomans may not know that COVID-19 vaccines have already been given liability protection from the federal government,” Standridge said. “If an employee is required to receive the vaccine or some other medical treatment as a condition of employment and it causes that person harm, our citizens need to know they’ll have some recourse that will provide them with meaningful relief. That’s what my legislation will do.”"

#Oklahoma #WorkersCompensation #WorkersComp #Covid19Vaccines #NurseUp #VaccineMandates

Idaho Lawmakers Advance Vaccine Worker Comp Legislation:"A bill making it easier for Idaho residents to get worker compensation if they become ill after taking an employee-mandated vaccine has passed the House and is headed for the Senate."


#Idaho #WorkersCompensation #WorkersComp #NurseUp #Covid19Vaccines #NurseUp #VaccineMandates 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Biden's vaccine mandate (OSHA) to go before Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals, November 17, 2021:"The legal battle over President Joe Biden's federal vaccine-or-test mandate will be heard before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals following a lottery drawing by a federal judicial panel.

The rule was released by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Nov. 5 and requires private businesses with more than 100 employees to ensure workers are either vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19, beginning Jan. 4. The random selection of the 6th Circuit could mean good news for challengers to the mandate, as 11 of the 16 full-time judges at the appellate court were appointed by Republican presidents."

#NurseUp #Covid19Vaccines #HoldTheLine #JoeBiden #MedicalFreedom #StopTheMandates #VaccineMandates #OSHA

As if the vaccine mandates were not bad enough, they're going to rely on snitches, informants, whistleblowers for enforcement? (With little to no protection from retaliation, historically for the informants)

OSHA To Rely On Whistleblowers To Report Vaccine Mandate Violations:"The AP says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn't have nearly enough staff to track workplace safety violations of the Biden administration's covid vaccine mandate. So it will rely on a "corps of informers" instead. Meanwhile, reports say mandates do really work."

#OSHA #VaccineMandates #HoldTheLine #StopTheMandates #MedicalFreedome #Covid19Vaccines

Oklahoma challenging Pentagon's vaccine mandate for Guard:"A dispute between Oklahoma's governor and the Pentagon over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is setting up the first critical test of the military's authority to require National Guard troops to get the shot and laying the groundwork for potential protests from other states."

#MilitaryMandates #Military #Covid19Vaccines #VaccineMandates #NurseUp #HoldTheLine #StopTheMandates #MedicalFreedom #Pentagon

 CDC Admits It Has No Record of an Unvaccinated Person Spreading Covid After Recovering From Covid:"The CDC admitted it has no record of an unvaccinated person spreading Covid after recovering from Covid in response to an attorney’s FOIA request."

 (Please Share) 5th Circuit Decision to "Stay" the 100 employee OSHA rule, and detailed discussion (starts at 7 minute mark on the video).

The Actual Decision: The Discussion: Activate Humanity: 5 Circuit... Circus #NurseUp #AxeTheVax #HoldTheLine #InformedConsent #MedicalFreedom #StopTheMandates #ThisIsOurShot

 Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial:"Revelations of poor practices at a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer’s pivotal covid-19 vaccine trial raise questions about data integrity and regulatory oversight. Paul D Thacker reports"

 Hospital System That Operates in 19 States Blocked From Firing Workers Over Vaccine: Oklahoma AG:"“This evening, the Tulsa District Court granted the State’s Application for Temporary Restraining Order in our case to keep Ascension Healthcare from carrying out its plan to fire employees who were unfairly denied religious exemptions from their nationwide COVID-19 vaccination mandate,” the Republican attorney general said in a statement. “This is a win for religious freedom and our office will continue to fight against unlawful religious discrimination.”"

Saturday, November 6, 2021

 Biden's vaccine mandate for companies temporarily halted by federal appeals:" A U.S. federal appeals court issued a stay Saturday freezing the Biden administration's efforts to require workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against Covid-19 or be tested weekly, citing "grave statutory and constitutional" issues with the rule.

The ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit comes after numerous Republican-led states filed legal challenges against the new rule, which is set to take effect on Jan 4."

#Covid #Covid19 #Covid19Vaccines #HoldTheLine #JoeBiden #MedicalFreedom #NurseUp #VaccineMandates 

 Philadelphia COVID-19 vaccine mandate gets results in nursing homes:"All but one of Philadelphia’s 47 nursing homes have satisfied the city mandate to have all staff vaccinated against COVID-19 unless the workers have approved exemptions, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health said Friday.

The city, however, provided wiggle room. A relatively small number of the city’s 9,300 nursing-home workers remain unvaccinated or have an unknown status, officials said. They can still work, but must be double-masked and tested twice a week, health department spokesperson James Garrow said."

#Covid19Vaccines #Geriatrics #LTC #NursingHomes #Philadelphia #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Unvaccinated 

 Troops who refuse COVID vaccines won’t be guaranteed veterans benefits, officials warn, November 3:"Troops who refuse the coronavirus vaccine won’t see any extra protections or leniency in how their dismissals are handled, Defense and Veterans Affairs officials confirmed Wednesday.

Instead, decisions on whether to give those individuals other-than-honorable discharges — potentially blocking them from a host of veterans benefits — will be left to local commanders, and their cases won’t receive any preferential evaluations for veterans’ benefits eligibility, despite recent lobbying from Republicans lawmakers for a less punishing approach."

#Covid19Vaccines #Military #Vaccinated #VaccineMandates #Unvaccinated #GIBill #VAHospitals #VAMedical

CDC Director Refuses to Tell Senators How Many CDC Employees Have Gotten COVID-19 Vaccines:"“Do you really not know the answer to the number of vaccinated individuals at CDC or did you just not want to answer Sen. Cassidy’s question?” Burr wondered.

Walensky declined to answer directly. “We’re still actively working on collecting those data and those data are updated in real-time,” she said.

Burr asked for the numbers to be sent to the committee by Nov. 8."

#NurseUp #CDC #Vaccinated #Unvaccinated #Congress #Senate

Thursday, October 21, 2021


St Luke’s Staffing Falling Short – Mandate is a Factor, October 19, 2021:"Vaccine mandates are impacting staff numbers

Neonatal intensive care nurse Kelly Rule was told by St. Luke’s that she needed to be “vaccinated” or be terminated. Choosing to not receive the injection, Rule worked up to the deadline, and then on Sept. 16 she handed over her St. Luke’s badge to Human Resources and her St. Luke’s email was turned off.

In a strange turn of events, after she was terminated and after the state’s “crisis standards” were activated, Rule received text messages from St. Luke’s saying she was being written up for a “no call – no show,” and they wanted to know why she had missed her shift and had not responded to the emails telling her to come in to work."


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

COVID vaccine injury claims mount, but recourse is lacking for those harmed, October 19, 2021:"More than 1,300 COVID vaccine-related injury claims are now pending before an obscure government tribunal, which to date has decided only two such cases, one involving swelling of the tongue and throat following the jab, the other alleging long-lasting, severe shoulder pain.

In both instances, the government, which requires claimants to prove their injuries are “the direct result” of a COVID-19 vaccine, denied compensation."

#NurseUp #Covid19 #VaccineInjuryClaims #VaccineInjuries #HealthcareHarm

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

 "American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) Senior Vice President, Policy Development Paul Graham issued the following statement on social media misinformation relating to COVID-19 vaccines:

“A social media post appears to be behind the spread of entirely false information, suggesting a COVID-19 vaccine could be a factor a life insurer considers in the claims-paying process.

“The fact is that life insurers do not consider whether or not a policyholder has received a COVID vaccine when deciding whether to pay a claim.

“Life insurance policy contracts are very clear on how policies work, and what cause, if any, might lead to the denial of a benefit. A vaccine for COVID-19 is not one of them. "


Courts Clash Over Religious Exemptions for Vaccine Mandates:"Conflicting court rulings about Covid-19 vaccine mandates for health-care workers in Maine and New York could lead the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its stance on what freedom of religion means for employees.

The two states both tried to mandate the shot for health-care workers without giving them the option to bow out due to their religious beliefs. A federal judge in Maine allowed the state to move forward without offering employees an exemption, while a district judge in New York extended an order that temporarily blocked the state from enforcing the mandate for workers with religious exemptions."

#NurseUp #ReligiousExemptions #REs #Covid19Exemptions #VaccineExemptions #VaccineMandates #Covid19Vaccines

Sunday, October 17, 2021

 Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, Joan Swirsky RN, MS, CS, and Harold Stearley RN, BSN, CCRN. wrote about Nurse Abuse decades ago.

Nurse Abuse: Impact and Resolution:"Nurse Abuse reflects a collaboration of dedicated staff nurses, professors of nursing and nurse researchers devoted to exposing the grave injustices of the nursing profession. Our goal is to finally acknowledge the unaddressed abuse and ultimately change the face of nursing altogether. Our situation has not changed; it’s time to make a difference!"

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#Covid19Vaccines, what did clinical trials so far evaluate? Ability to prevent infection, transmission to others? No, just "prevention of severe disease" unfortunately, but future trials are looking to assess those and other "endpoints." Standardizing Clinical Endpoints for COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Trials:"According to the authors, while prevention of severe COVID-19 is an important and expected benefit of a vaccine, the broader encompassing endpoint of symptomatic COVID-19 disease is needed because severe cases are a relatively small proportion of cases overall and vary widely based on other factors. The statistical power to show adequate efficacy against severe cases may be lower than what is needed in non-severe cases."

#NurseUp #Covid19Vaccines