Texas hospital staff sue over mandatory vaccinations
Over 115 staff at Houston Methodist Hospital launched the action claiming that mandatory vaccinations violate the Nuremberg Code, human rights legislation developed in response to Nazi concentration camp victims, claiming the vaccination mandate violates World War II ethics codes designed to prevent medical experimentation on human subjects.
The hospital will be the first in the USA to sack workers for refusing Covid-19 vaccinations unless the court directs otherwise.
Staff confirmed that the hospital presented an ultimatum, by either taking the vaccine or losing their employment. It is claimed that the ultimatum violates state and human rights law, with the plaintiffs seeking in injunction to prevent those who don’t want the vaccine from being dismissed from their employment.
This action comes a day after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) made a determination that organisations could mandate that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to Marc Boom, the hospital’s chief executive, 99% of the circa 26,000 employees at the mammoth Texas Medical Center hospital are in compliance with the mandate, with those that are not warned that they are to either get the jab or face consequences by 7th June 2021.
Boom added that “the Covid-19 vaccines have proven through rigorous trials to be very safe and very effective and are not experimental”.
The attorney acting for the plaintiffs, Jared Woodfill, disagrees, citing that the Covid vaccines are only authorised for emergency and that they are not approved by federal regulators.
Covid-19 vaccine deaths
The comments came just days after the much loved UK BBC radio presenter, Lisa Shaw, 44, and otherwise fit and healthy, died in hospital following blood clots after having the AstraZeneca vaccine.
With the Covid-19 vaccine distribution roll out across the globe, all eyes are on the people who have already received their jabs.
Germany’s Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), the organisation responsible for vaccination in Germany is investigating 113 reported deaths with fatalities occurring between an hour and 19 days after receiving the vaccine.
The US Government database shows 181 deaths following COVID-19 vaccine, whilst the Norwegian Medicines Agency, Statens Legemiddelverk, investigated 33 reports of deaths in nursing homes following vaccination by end of January 2021.
In the April 2021 Lancet Infectious Diseases Report it was found that systemic side-effects were reported by 13·5% (38,155 of 282,103) of individuals after the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, by 22·0% (6,216 of 28,207) after the second dose, and by 33·7% (116,473 of 345,280) after the first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The level of adverse reactions are undeniably high.
Mr Woodfill added that “Methodist Hospital is forcing its employees to be human ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition for continued employment. This, as a matter of fact, is a gene modification medical experiment on human beings, performed without informed consent”.
“It is a severe and blatant violation of the Nuremberg Code and the public policy of the state of Texas”
The case, if successful, could create the benchmark for employees around the globe to challenge mandatory vaccination.