by Derek Bruce
More than a hundred hospital staff and supporters have gathered to protest the dismissal of staff who refused COVID-19 footage.
Houston – On Monday afternoon, Houston Methodist Hospital staff members joined supporters from across the Houston area as they were suspended without pay for saying no to COVID-19 injections. Employees are now suing Houston Methodist in an effort to fight COVID19 mandates.
Houston Methodist Hospital operates eight hospitals with more than 26,000 employees. On March 31, Methodist CEO Dr. Mark Baum announced that the shots – which have not received FDA approval – would be mandatory for all employees. Houston Methodist Hospital employees have been told to take the shots by June 7 or lose their jobs. Methodist has also asked hospital administrators to get at least one shot of COVID by April 15. Those who chose not to receive treatments by Monday now have a final two weeks before they are officially expelled.
“The decision to administer the vaccine was not a light-hearted decision we made. … As science has proven that Covid-19 vaccines are not only safe, but highly effective, it has become easier to make,” Bohm wrote in a letter to staff in April.
Despite Boom’s reassurances, 117 Staff sued Against Houston Methodist for “Forcing its employees to be ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition for continued employment” by request experimental Therapy who was just Approved for use in emergencies.
Jennifer Bridges is one of the nurses who led the operation. In recent months, she has become the public face of hospital staff’s battle against mandates they see as unconstitutional. On Monday evening, Bridges walked out of Baytown Methodist Hospital amid a crowd of cheering fans. “I’m sad, I’m happy, I’m proud,” Jennifer said she got out of the parking lot for the last time.
Bridges reported that the hospital attempted to “bribe” staff in cash and demanded those receiving the injections sign a waiver stating that they would not hold Methodist Hospital liable if they experienced a negative reaction. She says nurses who treated COVID-19 patients in 2020 are now treating patients who have had reactions to the shots.
“We’ve already had nurses who have had the vaccine – whether they wanted to or forced – and a lot of them have had negative reactions. I’ve already heard from nurses who have had abortions” Male bridges through meeting with Free Thinker Radio.
Bridges was joined by nurses and doctors from the Houston area, including fellow staff members from various Houston Methodist campuses. Lacey Guedry was one of those Methodist nurses. “I don’t think a mandatory vaccine is ethical. At least I think it violates our fundamental liberties and liberties, especially with institutions that claim to practice evidence-based medicine,” Jedry said. “The World Health Organization recently noted that a natural infection offers higher or equal protection than a vaccine. So if we are going to follow the ‘science’ why are we ignoring this information?”
Although the lawsuit was filed in Texas state court, it was recently moved to federal court in Houston, a move that the plaintiffs’ lawyer called unusual. On Friday, US District Judge Lynn Hughes Refusal of a temporary restraining order Which would have prevented the Houston hospital system from firing employees until the case was resolved.“Plaintiffs are not only putting their own health at risk, they are putting their own health at risk. They are endangering the health of doctors, nurses, support staff, patients and their families” Hughes Books.
Court News Reports That Judge Hughes “Looks like he’s ready to adjudicate.” After Houston authorized Methodist to file a motion to dismiss the suit. A hearing is scheduled for Friday, June 11.
In the lawsuit, Bridges and the other plaintiffs argue that, “There were 4,434 reports of deaths and more than 12,619 serious injuries reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s VAERS [Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System] Database of Covid-19 vaccines up to May 10, 2021”, who has since risen to 5,165 deaths and 25,359 serious injuries Until May 28, 2021. Plaintiffs argue they are protected by a 1985 Texas Supreme Court decision in the case Sabine Pilot Service Inc. against Hauck. In this case, the court found that employees could sue if the only reason for their dismissal was refusal to perform an illegal act. They also argue that authorizing hospitals violates federal laws regarding emergency medical product licensing.
Bridges and other plaintiffs accuse Houston Methodist of arbitrarily rejecting vaccine exemption requests, despite a policy for medical and religious exemptions. “Methodists claim they offer religious and medical waivers, but[the request for exemption]goes against a panel of judges and they have rejected 80-85% of them,” mentioned.
I spoke with a nurse at Houston Methodist whose medical exemption was approved and supported the right of employees to say no to shots. “I am here to show support for fellow Methodist employees who were not allowed to choose in their medical care. They were bullied and bribed into taking a vaccine” She said on Monday afternoon. “Fortunately they agreed to excuse me, but there were many, many that were not approved.”
Melissa Smith of Clear Lake Methodist Hospital was one of the nurses whose exemption request was refused.
“Friday was my last day. Tomorrow I will sign my commentary and then they will give me two weeks to take J & J . Vaccine. I won’t get the vaccine and they will fire me.” Tell Smith TLAV. I applied for a religious exemption from treatment and was refused. “This was under the supervision of the director of the operating room and my department manager. They gave us specific instructions on how to fill out the exemption form. Many of us did and all were denied. We all received the mass email. I actually think no one read it.”
Smith estimated that the number of nurses in her hospital requesting religious exemption was in the 1940s.
“I’m really here for the people who cried, the people I prayed with and who were vaccinated because they felt they had no choice,” Smith said as a crowd of supporters gathered outside Baytown Methodist Hospital. “They didn’t have a voice, and they felt like they had nowhere to go. I hope this kind of work will give them that voice and give us options.”
Source: The last American hobo
Derek Prouse, writer for The Last American Vagabond, is a journalist, author, public speaker, and activist. He is a co-presenter of Free Thinker Radio on 90.1 Houston, as well as the founder of The Conscious Resistance Network and The Houston Free Thinkers.
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