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!"

#NurseUp #NurseAbuse #Nursing #Nurses

#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

Concerning #Covid19 #Breakthough cases for the #Vaccinated, they evaluate, gather statistics a bit more honestly in Israel where the majority of the population is vaccinated. Israel's COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Exceed 50%, August 11, 2021:"According to the Israeli Health Ministry COVID-19 data dashboard on August 11, 2021, the number of serious COVID-19 cases reached 405 yesterday, the highest one-day total since March 2021. Furthermore, about 250 of these patients were fully vaccinated, known as a 'breakthrough case,' reported Haaretz News. Israel's real-time map displays where COVID-19 cases are reported." #NurseUp #COVID19Vaccines

Saturday, October 16, 2021

 Company charging unvaccinated employees “surcharge,” October 16, 2021:"A private health care company based in Clearwater, Florida that employs 11k people, has gone to the dark side and is now charging unvaccinated employees a “surcharge” until they provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

The anonymous company informed its employees that a $50.00 per-pay period surcharge will be implemented, “unless proof is provided of a medical condition or deeply held religious belief that prohibits vaccination.” The company in question is reported to generate $1.8B in revenue, yet they have decided to go after the pocketbook of their employees who fail to comply."

 Extensive drought is thinning cattle herds, August 11, 2021:"He says a lot of factors put pressure on people who raise cattle, but the drought scorching the West forces ranchers to sell their cattle earlier and lighter.

"I think we're going to be 30 to 45 days earlier, in some cases more," says Stewart. "Shutting the water off in a lot of locations, including Jefferson County, has made the cost of hay production substantially higher, probably 25% higher, at least."

Shutting off the water shuts off the lifeline to huge investments for anyone handling livestock."

 Comirnaty, the FDA-approved #Covid19Vaccine, is not in production, not available in the USA. Only Emergency Use Authorization vaccines (with zero liability to employers, BigPharma) are being given.

RxNorm Release Notes, October Release - 10/04/2021, National Library of Medicine:"At present, Pfizer does not plan to produce any product with these new NDCs and labels over the next few months while the emergency use authorized (EUA) product is still available and being made available for U.S. distribution. As such, the CDC, AMA, and drug compendia may not publish these new codes until Pfizer has determined when the product will be produced with the BLA labels." Sen. Johnson Continues to Press the FDA, Pfizer, BioNTech on Transparency and Politicization of Vaccine Approval Process, October 8, 2021:"The senator wrote to Pfizer and BioNTech, “When the FDA made its August announcement it stated ‘[a]lthough COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) is approved to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older, there is not sufficient approved vaccine available for distribution to this population in its entirety at the time of reissuance of this EUA.’ On September 13, 2021, the National Library of Medicine within the National Institutes of Health, reported, ‘[a]t present, Pfizer does not plan to produce any product with these new [Comirnaty National Drug Codes] and labels over the next few months while EUA authorized product is still available and being made available for U.S. distribution.’ On September 22, 2021, the FDA reissued the EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, with the same language regarding availability limitations for individuals 16 years of age and older. Based on these statements it appears that individuals who are required to be vaccinated under President Biden’s and the Department of Defense’s vaccine mandates may not be able to receive the fully licensed and approved vaccine.” ************************** #Comirnaty #Covid #CovidCases #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Cases #Covid19Mandates #CovidInfection #CovidImmunity #Covid19Passports #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #DeltaVariant #Disposable #Covid19Variants #Healthcare #HoldTheLine #JoeBiden #MyBodyMyChoice #NaturalImmunity #Nurses #Nursing #NurseUp #Pfizer #ThisIsOurShot #Vaccinations #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccinePassports #VaccinesWork #StopTheMandates #UnVaccinated

 Southwest pilots warn fatigue, frustration could fuel further outages:"The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, which represents Southwest’s 9,000 pilots, has blamed the airline’s management and what it describes as poor planning for the trouble. The union raised alarms over the summer that pilots were being stretched thin by frequent reassignments that have led to longer workdays and extended trips. Without changes, problems like this weekend’s could crop up again, union president Capt. Casey Murray said in an interview Monday."

Friday, October 15, 2021

 mRNA Covid19Vaccines Are GeneTherapy. In case you had any doubts, these are their own words, in SEC documents describing it, from their 2021 Form 20F:
"Although we expect to submit BLAs for our mRNA-based product candidates in the United States, and in the European Union, mRNA therapies have been classified as gene therapy medicinal products, and other jurisdictions mayconsider our mRNA-based product candidates to be new drugs, not biologics or gene therapy medicinal products, and require different marketing applications."
"Currently, mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA. Unlike certain gene therapies that irreversibly alter cell DNA and may cause certain side effects, mRNA-based medicines are designed not to irreversibly change cell DNA. Side effects observed in other gene therapies, however, could negatively impact the perception of immunotherapies despite the differences in mechanism. In addition, the regulatory pathway in the United States and may other jurisdictions for approval is uncertain."
"There have been few approvals of gene therapy products in the United States and other jurisdictions, and there have been well-reported significant adverse events associated with their testing and use. Gene therapy products have the effect of introducing new DNA and potentially irreversibly changing the DNA in a cell. In contrast, mRNA is highly unlikely to localize to the nucleus, integrate into cell DNA, or otherwise make any permanent changes to cell DNA. Consequently, we expect that our product candidates will have a different potential side effect profile from gene therapies because they lack risks associated with altering cell DNA irreversibly. Further, we may avail ourselves of ways of mitigating side effects in developing our product candidates to address safety concerns that are not available to all gene therapies, such as lowering the dose of our product candidates during repeat dosing or stopping treatment to potentially ameliorate undesirable side effects.
"Regulatory requirements governing gene and cell therapy products have evolved and may continue to change in the future, and the implications for mRNA-based therapies is unknown. For example, the FDA has established
the Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies within CBER to consolidate the review of gene therapy and related products, and convenes the Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee to advise CBER on its review. In the European Union, mRNA has been characterized as a Gene Therapy Medicinal Product. In certain countries, mRNA therapies have not yet been classified or any such classification is not known to us. Specifically, in Japan, the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency has not taken a position on the regulatory classification. Notwithstanding the differences between our mRNA product candidates and gene therapies, the classification of some of our mRNA product candidates as gene therapies in the United States, the European Union and potentially other counties could adversely impact our ability to develop our product candidates, and could negatively impact our platform and our business. For instance, a clinical hold on gene therapy products across the field due to risks associated with altering cell DNA irreversibly may apply to our mRNA product candidates irrespective of the mechanistic differences between gene therapies and mRNA."
"Adverse events reported with respect to gene therapies or genome editing therapies could adversely impact one or more of our programs. Although our mRNA product candidates are designed not to make any permanent changes to cell DNA, regulatory agencies or others could believe that adverse effects of gene therapy products caused by introducing new DNA and irreversibly changing the DNA in a cell could also be a risk for our mRNA investigational therapies, and as a result may delay one or more of our trials or impose additional testing for long-term side effects. Any new requirements and guidelines promulgated by regulatory review agencies may have a negative effect on our business by lengthening the regulatory review process, requiring us to perform additional or larger studies, or increasing our development costs, any of which could lead to changes in regulatory positions and interpretations, delay or prevent advancement or approval and commercialization of our product candidates or lead to significant post-approval studies, limitations or restrictions. As we advance our product candidates, we will be required to consult with these regulatory agencies and advisory committees and comply with applicable requirements and guidelines. If we fail to do so, we may be required to delay or discontinue development of some or all of our product candidates.

 Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Age Group:"All rates are relative to the 18- to 29-year-old age category. This group was selected as the reference group because it has accounted for the largest cumulative number of COVID-19 cases compared to other age groups. Sample interpretation: Compared with 18- to 29-year-olds, the rate of death is four times higher in 30- to 39-year-olds, and 570 times higher in those who are 85 years and older. (In the table, a rate of 1x indicates no difference compared to the 18- to 29-year-old age category.)"

 Biden renews OPEC outreach as oil prices climb 10% in September:"The rising price of oil “is of concern for the U.S.,” said White House press secretary Jennifer Psaki. The U.S. has been in touch with OPEC about oil prices, she said at a press briefing. Heading into next week’s meeting between OPEC and its partners, there is increased speculation that the organization will consider raising production more than the previously announced hike of 400,000 barrels a day.

“With oil prices at multi-year highs, we think that OPEC will come under increasingly intense pressure from Washington to increase production,” RBC analyst Helima Croft said in report."

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Seattle mother who died from blood clots got J&J vaccine to be child's 'room mom,'October 5th 2021:"“Jessica was pressured to get the vaccine due to a vaccine mandate at their child’s school requiring ‘room moms’ who wished to serve in the classroom be fully vaccinated,"said Berg Wilson’s obituary.

It was Berg Wilson’s greatest passion to be the best mother to her young daughters who will now grow up with only memories of their Mom."

#BloodClots #Thrombosis #CDC #Covid #Seattle #CovidCases #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Mandates #CovidInfection #CovidImmunity #Covid19Passports #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #Covid19Variants #Healthcare #HoldTheLine #JoeBiden #NaturalImmunity #NurseUp #Vaccinations #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccinePassports #StopTheMandates

Judge rules against natural immunity claim challenging COVID-19 shot mandate, October 9, 2021:"Jeanna Norris, who works at Michigan State University, challenged the school’s vaccine requirement on the basis that she had COVID-19 and recovered. After having two antibody tests showing her immunity, her doctor instructed her not to get a vaccine at this time.

Still, she faces termination for not complying with Michigan State University’s requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by Aug. 31 unless they have a religious or medical exemption."

#Covid #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Mandates #CovidInfection #CovidImmunity #Covid19Passports #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #DeltaVariant #Covid19Variants #HoldTheLine #HospitalClosures #Hospitalizations #HospitalMandates #JoeBiden #NaturalImmunity #NurseUp #Vaccinations #VaccineFirings #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccinePassports #VaccineRefusals #VaccineTerminations #StopTheMandates

 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers, OCT. 11, 2021:"Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued another executive order cracking down on COVID-19 vaccine mandates — this time banning any entity in Texas, including private businesses, from requiring vaccinations for employees or customers.

Abbott also called on the Legislature to pass a law with the same effect, promising to rescind the executive order once that happened. The Legislature is in this year's third special legislative session, which ends Oct. 19.

"The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, & our best defense against the virus, but should always remain voluntary & never forced," he said in a tweet announcing his latest order."

#Texas #TexasGovernor #GovAbbott 

#Covid #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Mandates #Covid19Passports #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #Healthcare #HoldTheLine #HospitalClosures #Hospitalizations #HospitalMandates #JoeBiden #NurseUp #Vaccinations #VaccineFirings #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccinePassports #VaccineRefusals #VaccineTerminations #StopTheMandates 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

 Public workers finding religion to avoid COVID-19 shots – Times-Herald:"As the clock goes by, thousands of civil servants, many of whom are police and firefighters, claim religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirements adopted by states and local governments to reduce the spread of the virus. I am receiving it.

Vaccine obligations were pushed by civil servants trying to crack down on Shotshanner, who they accuse of promoting the deadly spread of the virus. However, the number of exemptions granted obliges unwilling workers whose religious beliefs are protected under federal and state law, especially if those workers are backed by strong trade unions. It suggests that it can be difficult to force."

#VaccineExemptions #ReligiousExemptions #FindingReligion #California 

#Covid #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Mandates #Covid19Passports #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #Covid19Variants #Healthcare #HoldTheLine #Nurses #Nursing #NurseUp #Vaccinations #VaccineFirings #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccinePassports #VaccineRefusals #VaccineTerminations #StopTheMandates

 Kaiser suspends thousands of employees who shunned vaccine, October 6, 2021:"In one of the first signs of an escalating showdown between healthcare providers and vaccine-resistant employees, Kaiser Permanente has suspended more than 2,000 workers who have chosen not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The Oakland-based health care provider is not alone in putting workers who are shunning the vaccine on leave without pay. Across California, hospitals have told workers who have refused a shot to stop showing up to work in recent days. Suspended workers can’t return unless they get jabbed in the coming weeks."

#Kaiser #KaiserPermanente #California #CaliforniaHospitals #CaliforniaNurses 

#Covid #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Mandates #Covid19Passports #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #Covid19Variants #Healthcare #HoldTheLine #Nurses #Nursing #NurseUp #Vaccinations #VaccineFirings #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccinePassports #VaccineRefusals #VaccineTerminations #StopTheMandates

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


As an enrolled nursing student, it would seriously disturb me if in the middle of my freshman, sophmore, junior or senior year or during clinicals, suddenly I was told "vaccinate or find a new program." Yet that is exactly what is happening :(
Nursing Students Who Refuse a Mandated COVID-19 Vaccine Could be Disenrolled, October 04, 2021:"Nursing education programs are not obligated to provide alternate clinical experiences requested by unvaccinated nursing students when the designated clinical facility mandates the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new policy issued by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

The NCSBN and eight other leading nursing organizations, including the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the American Nurses Association (ANA), issued a policy brief to provide guidance to boards of nursing and nursing education programs receiving requests from students for alternate clinical experiences when a program’s clinical sites require the COVID-19 vaccine."

#BON #Covid #CovidCases #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Cases #Covid19Mandates #CovidInfection #CovidImmunity #Covid19Passports #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #DeltaVariant #Covid19Variants #Healthcare #HealthcareMandates #HealthcareWorkers #HoldTheLine #HospitalClosures #Hospitalizations #HospitalMandates #JoeBiden #NaturalImmunity #NCSBON #Nurses #Nursing #NursingPrograms #NursingSchool #NursingStudents #NurseUp #SchoolsOfNursing #StateBoardofNursing #StudentNurses #Vaccinations #VaccineFirings #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccinePassports #VaccineRefusals #VaccineTerminations #StopTheMandates


Did they mandate the Flu/Influenza shot where you worked last year? Was the first year in like two decades that I took it. Medical exemptions were damn near impossible and I didn't try a religious.

They were paranoid over #Covid19 and didn't want to risk even worse staffing shortages from those that came down with the Flu..
17 states with hospital staff flu shot requirements:"About one-third of states require hospitals to offer employees flu shots or track their vaccination statuses to help boost flu vaccination rates in healthcare settings, according to a new ranking from Kaiser Family Foundation.

The ranking is based on an analysis of state laws and immunization websites outlining vaccine requirements for hospitals as of 2020."


When doctors and nurses are quitting their jobs over a medical mandate . . . . . ., WHO Adverse Reaction Database:"Special note regarding COVID-19 vaccine data To see VigiBase data on COVID-19 vaccines, search for “covid-19 vaccine”. Please note that VigiAccess, as a result of the terminology used to structure the information, will group the data for vaccines by disease (for example, “Measles vaccine”, “Mumps vaccine”). This means that even searches for exact tradenames, such as “Comirnaty” or “Covishield”, will result in the total number of cases reported for all COVID-19 vaccines. It is not possible in VigiAccess to separate the numbers for specific vaccines."  
#ADRs #Covid19 #CovidVaccineADRs #Covid19Vaccines #NurseUp #VigiAccess #WHO #VaccineInjury

 US Unveils Guidance for Federal Vaccine Mandate, Exemptions:"The Biden administration is drawing on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to determine approved medical exemptions, including a history of allergic reaction to the vaccines. Other conditions, including being treated with monoclonal antibodies or having a history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome, warrant a 90-day delay in vaccination, in accordance with CDC advice."

#Covid #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Mandates #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #Healthcare #HoldTheLine #Nurses #Nursing #NurseUp #Vaccinations #VaccineFirings #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccineRefusals #VaccineTerminations #StopTheMandates

Where Do Nursing Associations Stand on #Covid19Vaccine Mandates?

Nursing Organizations Call for Mandated COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Workers, September 30, 2021:"The joint statement calls for the universal vaccination of all healthcare and long-term care workers. The statement was released after the Veterans Affairs (VA) was the first federal agency mandating most of their healthcare workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. VA healthcare workers have eight weeks to get fully vaccinated.

The joint statement highlights the “ethical commitment” of healthcare workers to put the safety of their colleagues, patients, the unvaccinated, children, and vulnerable populations first by getting vaccinated. Fifty medical organizations, 16 of them nursing organizations, support the statement."

#Covid #CovidMandates #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #Covid19Mandates #Covid19Vaccines #Covid19Mandates #Healthcare #HoldTheLine #Nurses #Nursing #NurseUp #Vaccinations #VaccineFirings #VaccineHesitancy #VaccineMandate #VaccineMandates #VaccineRefusals #VaccineTerminations #StopTheMandates