More American health workers are joining others across the nation and the world protesting the mandatory, experimental H1N1 vaccine that many health experts agree is far more dangerous than the flu and not needed.
Vaccinate or lose job: Mandatory swine flu vaccination for all NY health care workers.
A New York state rally will be held in Albany next week to protest state regulation mandating that they be vaccinated with the dangerous H1N1 flu vaccine or lose their jobs. Similar state laws related to pandemics exist in forty-four states.
Federal legislation can overide state laws and provide no choice in vaccination when a pandemic and national emergency have been declared such as now.
Mass vaccination with the live virus is likely to trigger a genuine pandemic according to medical experts with no vested interested in the campaign.
The H1N1 vaccination campaign resembles a military intelligence operation more each passing day. Military involvement with the operation remais relatively quiet, although Pentagon met late August to plan how many troops to deploy on U.S. soil and reports had been earlier released that military would be assisting with the vaccination operation.
The U.S. has had combat troops deployed in the country since October 2008 during the Bush Administration when draconian laws stripping Constitutional rights were instated.
Now that more of those fascist legislations are being applied in the U.S., Americans are tasting the same outrage that some Middle Easterner detainees with no rights experienced during the past eight years.
Threats, intimidation, control
As some other states have recently done, the New York State Department of Health issued an emergency regulation in August requiring all health care workers in hospitals, public health clinics, hospices and home health care be immunized with the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Health workers know that the fast tracked vaccine has not been fully tested. Doctors are saying "No" to this vaccine. UK health officials have been told they will lose their jobs if they discuss what they know about the vaccine.
The New York State Nurses Association representing 37,000 nurses oppose the mandatory vaccination as an matter of rights.
"We as an organization have not questioned the safety of the vaccine," said Nancy Webber, spokeswoman for the association according to a Newsday.com report published Monday. "We see this as an issue of workers' rights."
The Public Employees Federation representing 9,000 nurses statewide and 3,000 health care workers agrees with the nurses' group.
Stony Brook Hospital Nurses in New York say they were not consulted before officials wrote regulations according to Newsday. The same has occurred in California.
A Los Angeles area nurse told the writer last week that she was reported to and reprimanded by her supervisor for distributing H1N1 vaccine information to colleagues. Required vaccinations are to begin at the hospital where she works but staff have not yet been advised of the start date.
"This vaccine has not been clinically tested to the same degree as the regular flu vaccine," said Tara Accavallo, a registered nurse in Stony Brook's neonatal intensive care unit in which staff members protesting reports Newsday.. "If something happens to me, if I get seriously injured from this vaccine, who's going to help me?
Pharmaceutical companies are immune to H1N1 vaccination liability due to recent legislation passed by Congress.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experts plus infectious disease specialists claim that the H1N1 vaccine is to be released early October, is safe, and produces a powerful immune response.
The Pentagon officials claim that the mystery flu vaccine injected into thousands of unwitting U.S. troops followed by severe adverse reactions, from pain to death, was "safe and effective." (Dave Wagner, Target 5: Secret Shots, WLWT TV, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 16, 2007)
The Pentagon's involvement in the H1N1 campaign is among many concerns enshrouding the H1N1 vaccine. Military is to "assist" in implementing. ( D. Dupre, H1N1 vaccine for profit and the U.S. martial law factor, August 7, 2009)
"The live vaccine absolutely spreads the disease," stated Dr. Viera Scheibner. (Sherry Beal, Healthy Planet, Healthy Me, KPFK Public Radio Interview cited in D. Dupre, H1N1 October Surprise Prevention, Examiner ,August 22, 2009)
A live virus is in the vaccine being developed for American use by mid-October according to the Washington Post. (Terri Rupar, MedImmune Ramps Up H1N1 Vaccine, Washington Post, Saturday, August 1, 2009)
MedImmune, part of global drugmaker AstraZeneca and one of five companies contracted to fast-track and sell an H1N1 vaccine to the federal government, is developing a nasal spray or drops (instead of injection) made of a live virus. (Rupar, August 1, 2009)
Health worker's deadline for H1N1 vaccine compliance is November 30 leaving little time for legal maneuvers. A growing number of health workers are so committed to the Hypocratic Oath, First Do No Harm, they are willing to lose their jobs if need be.
Acording to Newsday.com, Rob Kozik, another registered nurse in Stony Brook's neonatal intensive care unit, said he has deep concerns about being immunized against H1N1.
"I usually get vaccinated against the flu, but they are mandating an untested and unproven vaccine. The H1N1 vaccine already has a poor track record. Back in 1976 there was vaccine [to protect against swine flu] that caused death and Guillain-Barre syndrome," said Kozik, referring to a nerve-damaging disorder linked to the vaccine.
Kozik says he worries about the vaccine additive thimerosal, the mercury preservative in some doses of the vaccine.
Stony Brook began a "major communication initiative" to inform staff about the need for the vaccine, said Lauren Sheprow, hospital spokeswoman who explainedn, "We feel some of the anxiety may stem from confusion and lack of information about the nature of the H1N1 vaccine" eports Newsday.
Statements by entire groups of doctors in other countries such as the Australasian Society for Infectious Disease oppose the potentially dangerous vaccine. (D. Dupre', No H1N1 'urgency' exists and vaccine strategy ‘risky’ doctors say, Examiner, August 2009.)
Dr. Steven Walerstein, Nassau University Medical Center medical director reported that his institution's flu campaign late last week resulted in most workers being vaccinated and those who did not without explanation are "being referred to human resources and counseling." Walerstein said. If there is not a good reason for their refusal, health care providers can lose their jobs. (Newsday.com) (Emphasis added)
Makers of the vaccine are among those refusing to take it.
Participants at the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) international conference October 2-4 in Washington DC will be addressing the H1N1 vaccine issues and meeting with Congresspersons to pressure changes in the manadatory provisions now instated in the nation's Code Red National Emergency, equivalent to a terrorist attack.
“It’s time to demand that government officials and drug companies stop conducting national vaccine experiments on the American people,” asserts Barbara Loe Fisher, NVIC Director
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