More hospitals, clinics move to make H1N1 shot mandatory
Wednesday, Sept 30, 2009
Employees at a hospital in Ohio have been told that their bonuses will be cut and their salaries frozen should they refuse to be vaccinated with both the seasonal flu shot and the H1N1 flu shot.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has instigated a mandate on all workers to receive the shots by the end of October.
The threat of pay cuts was delivered in a hospital memo stating that employees with medical or religious objections could opt out, but that those who refuse the treatments will lose out on pay raises or bonuses.
A senior Doctor at the hospital, Dennis Cunningham dismissed claims that the program was extreme, and also attempted to counter concerns that the vaccines contain mercury in the form of the thimerosal preservative.
“Multi-dose vials … there will be a trace in there. It acts as a preservative. No bacteria in there, and it’s kept sterile. But the level is so low, it wouldn’t cause disease in humans,” Cunningham claimed.
However, the Institute of Medicine recommended against the policy of thimerosal containing vaccines in 2001.
Studies have shown a direct relationship between mercury in children’s vaccines and autism. Further studies have shown a decline in neurodevelopmental disorders after the removal of thimerosal-containing vaccines. The preservative has been banned or limited in Europe, Japan, England and Russia. Furthermore, there are no reported instances of autism amongst religious groups such as the Amish community and very few instances are reported in the third world.
Autism was a practically unknown affliction some decades back, but now one in every 150 children is affected.
Mercury is the second most toxic metal known to man behind Uranium. Thimerosal is used in vaccines not because it is good for you, but purely because it prevents vaccine contamination. Yet some have questioned why thimerosal is even considered for vaccines because there are obviously safer alternatives to preventing contamination.
Many believe the only reason it is still in vaccines is that it allows substantial savings for pharmaceutical companies. Questions also remain about how those companies conduct vaccine research and how the government regulates them.
In other states, officials have suspended the limits on the mercury preservative in H1N1 vaccines scheduled to be provided to children and pregnant women, in a rush to mass vaccinate the population.
The following report on this story comes from NBC4 News:
Last week we reported a on similar story out of Albany, New York, where a daycare worker employed by Northeast Health was shocked to be told by her boss that she would be fired if she refused to take a seasonal swine flu shot on the spot.
Though New York is a focal point, with new State laws recently passed mandating vaccination for health care workers, the same scenario has since unfolded nationwide, with health workers across the country now revolting in protest as more and more hospitals and clinics are moving to instigate mandatory vaccination polices.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:36 am