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.”"
https://www.ksnt.com/capitol-bureau/kansas-vaccine-exemption-law-means-new-rules-for-employers-attorney-general-says/


#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."
https://nypost.com/2021/11/26/gov-hochul-orders-elective-surgery-canceled-amid-covid-spike-omicron/

#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."
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/31-state-employees-terminated-over-vaccine-mandate


#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."
https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2021/11/23/osha-suspends-implementing-biden-mandate-employers.html

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."

https://6park.news/nebraska/attorney-general-provides-up-to-date-information-on-lawsuit-against-health-worker-vaccine-mandate.html


#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."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/disney-pauses-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-amid-statewide-crackdown/ar-AAQWmB1


#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."

https://6park.news/nebraska/attorney-general-provides-up-to-date-information-on-lawsuit-against-health-worker-vaccine-mandate.html

 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. https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2021/09/biden-mandate-covid-19-vaccinations-all-feds/185227/ https://federalnewsnetwork.com/defense-main/2021/08/pentagon-us-troops-must-get-their-covid-19-vaccines-asap/ 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.”" https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2021/09/biden-will-now-require-vaccines-for-all-federal-employees-via-new-executive-order/ 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. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/cms-omnibus-covid-19-health-care-staff-vaccination-requirements-2021.pdf 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. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/05/2021-23643/covid-19-vaccination-and-testing-emergency-temporary-standard

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."
https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-11-19/us-expands-covid-boosters-to-all-adults-final-hurdle-ahead

#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. "
https://news.wosu.org/coronavirus/2021-11-19/ohio-house-approves-ban-on-covid-vaccine-mandates-vaccine-passports
 

#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.”"
https://okcfox.com/news/local/employers-could-face-1-million-in-damages-if-mandated-medications-cause-harm

#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."
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/idaho/articles/2021-11-16/bill-to-ease-vaccine-worker-compensation-clears-idaho-panel

 

#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."

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/bidens-vaccine-mandate-to-go-before-cincinnati-based-court-of-appeals


#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."

https://khn.org/morning-breakout/osha-to-rely-on-whistleblowers-to-report-vaccine-mandate-violations/


#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."
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/oklahoma-challenging-pentagons-vaccine-mandate-for-guard/ar-AAQP6av

#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."

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/cdc-admits-no-record-unvaccinated-person-spreading-covid-recovering-covid/

 (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: https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/21/21-60845-CV0.pdf The Discussion: Activate Humanity: 5 Circuit... Circus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EZKnd6qjQ8 #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"

https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635

 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.”"

https://www.ntd.com/hospital-system-that-operates-in-19-states-blocked-from-firing-workers-over-vaccine-oklahoma-ag_701802.html

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."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/biden-s-vaccine-mandate-companies-temporarily-halted-federal-appeals-n1283403


#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."

https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/philadelphia-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-nursing-homes-report-20211106.html


#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."

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/11/03/troops-who-refuse-covid-vaccines-wont-be-guaranteed-veterans-benefits-officials-warn/


#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."

https://www.theepochtimes.com/cdc-director-refuses-to-tell-senators-how-many-cdc-employees-have-gotten-covid-19-vaccines_4087365.html



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