Many professionals are finding themselves in a tough position: take one of the COVID vaccines (which are still only approved under Emergency Use Authorization), lose their job, or agree to excessive testing and masking. But some are winning their battles with medical freedoms!
Earlier this summer, nurses and other healthcare workers spoke out against company mandated vaccines at Houston Methodist hospital system. With lawsuits, exemptions filed, peaceful protests, and letters to the CEO, frontline healthcare workers held their ground. One hundred and fifty-three of last year’s heroes were either terminated or lost their jobs with Houston Methodist in June.1
Since that time, it seems there have been a flood of hospitals, cities, states, colleges, universities, sports franchises, and more placing demands on their employees and students to either get the vaccine or live under restrictive and excessive demands.
We’ve shared several articles regarding colleges and universities, the military, cities like NYC, states like California, and federal agencies like the VA and the mandates they are trying to impose.
There’s HOPE for Medical Freedoms!
Recently there have been a number of employers that haven’t instituted the seemingly faddish mandates. There are three major airlines, including Delta, American Airlines, and Southwest that aren’t mandating their employees to get the vaccine. So far, only United Airlines is mandating the vaccine for their employees.2
There are nurses who are receiving their rightful religious exemptions. Nearly 75 percent of hospital systems are not yet requiring their heroes of last year to accept this vaccine.3 This news is hard to find, but it’s out there!
Steele Memorial Hospital in Salmon, Idaho hasn’t required its employees to receive the vaccine. CEO, Jeanie Gentry, said:
“Our culture here in Salmon is very independent. When it comes to vaccines — nobody likes to be told they have to do something. So instead, we’ve taken a rather educational sort of approach with our employees.”4
Colleges and universities are also getting pushback from their students and faculty. George Mason University has a lawsuit filed by a law professor. Professor Todd Zywicki is arguing that his natural immunity is sufficient. To get the vaccine, he’d take all of the risk with no benefit.5
Students in Indiana have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.6 These young people are rising up and becoming more involved in their communities and political processes to seek a positive change and stand up for their freedoms.
Several states have banned the requirement for proof of vaccination, mask mandates, and other freedom restricting rules and regulations to some degree (some entirely).7