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Judge tosses vaccine challenge by Houston Methodist Hospital workers

Judge tosses vaccine challenge by Houston Methodist Hospital workers

A federal judge in Texas threw out a lawsuit filed by 117 employees of Houston’s Methodist Hospital system targeting its Covid jab requirement. The judge ruled that the lead plaintiff’s claims that vaccines are ’dangerous’ were ’false’ and ’irrelevant.’ Workers can ’freely choose to accept or refuse a vaccine however, if she refuses, she will simply need to work somewhere else,’ the ruling said.

pennydreadful
pennydreadful
Test Steam
Test Steam 1 months

As an employer I will not mandate this vaccine. If I was sooooo concerned I would just get it myself and call it a day. Oh wait you mean taking a covid vaccine won't stop me from getting said covid? Then why on earth would I want it or force others to get it?

jon
jon 1 months

So, a federal judge throws out a lawsuit by medical professionals, presuming to know more than them what can be dangerous about a vaccine and telling them their employers are free to discriminate against them based on their private medical history and choices? Texas is definitely turning purple if that POS is allowed to preside over a court.

chris
chris 1 months

If the company mandates it and you don't want it...get a new job. Honestly, in my opinion nurse's and teachers are the most self center and pretensious people. They will break off their own arms to pat themselves on the back. If coal miners can learn coding.... so can you.

Jon
Jon 1 months

OK kids, listen up, this isn't hard. Hospitals are naturally full of sick people. The purpose of the hospital, and therefore of every job in it, is to care for those people. Sick people are at massively increased risk of infection. Hospitals have therefore routinely required every single reasonable measure to prevent the spread of infection of their employees, as a job requirement. For decades. Decades, almost centuries. A hospital is where you can get fired for not washing your hands. Thus is a completely reasonable policy, and a completely necessary ruling, and the ONLY worrying thing is that 117 stupid selfish people were working at that hospital. They should all be replaced before their backwards voodoo beliefs get someone killed.

Shane
Shane 1 months

Look, the vaccines primarily work and most people are getting them. There is simply no need to mandate them. If you got the jab, your chances of getting seriously ill is less than the common flu. That's not a probability worth being hysterical about anymore. Just stop already

Jon
Jon 1 months

I love watching Republicans complain about employers making decisions for their own business. You people don't even know what you stand for anymore🤦‍♂️. So ARE you for big government telling a business what to do or not. You tell me.

John W
John W 1 months

2012 scientific article by Fauci says risky gain of function research, worth possible global pandemic. "if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic? Many ask reasonable questions: given the possibility of such a scenario—however remote—should the initial experiments have been performed and/or published in the first place, and what were the processes involved in this decision? Research on Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Influenza Virus: The Way Forward Anthony S. Fauci 2012 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3484390/ Fauchi pushing for gain of function before congress. 2012 saying worth risks. https://youtu.be/DJDUuHCucqs Peter Daszak, Whose EcoHealth Alliance Helped Send US taxpayer Money to the Wuhan Lab, Thanked Fauci For Defending China https://www.science20.com/content/peter_daszak_whose_ecohealth_alliance_helped_send_us_taxpayer_money_to_the_wuhan_lab_thanked_fauci_for_defending_china EcoHealth Alliance/ Dr. Peter Daszak Mentioned in the emails was involved in actual sars virus splicing He wrote scientific papers about how he did it. As far back as 2013 Engineered bat virus stirs debate over risky research Lab-made coronavirus related to SARS can infect human cells. Peter Daszak, who co-authored the 2013 paper. Daszak is president of the EcoHealth Alliance https://www.nature.com/news/engineered-bat-virus-stirs-debate-over-risky-research-%201.18787 WHO inspector has conflict of interest in Wuhan COVID probe: Prominent biologist Richard Ebright says Peter Daszak has conflict of interest in WHO and Lancet investigations of Wuhan outbreak https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4119101 Peter Daszak, put out fake propaganda claiming it could not be man made or a lab leak. On February 19, 2020, The Lancet, among the most respected and influential medical journals in the world, published a statement that roundly rejected the lab-leak hypothesis, effectively casting it as a xenophobic cousin to climate change denialism and anti-vaxxism. Signed by 27 scientists, the statement expressed “solidarity with all scientists and health professionals in China” and asserted: “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.” Then came the revelation that the Lancet statement was not only signed but organized by a zoologist named Peter Daszak, who has repackaged U.S. government grants and allocated them to facilities conducting gain-of-function research—among them the WIV itself. David Asher, now a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, ran the State Department’s day-to-day COVID-19 origins inquiry. He said it soon became clear that “there is a huge gain-of-function bureaucracy” inside the federal government. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/06/the-lab-leak-theory-inside-the-fight-to-uncover-covid-19s-origins 'He told me it wasn't gain of function, but admitted it in these emails': Rand Paul says Fauci lied over US-funded research in Wuhan lab and demands he is fired https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9646995/Rand-Paul-says-Fauci-lied-funded-research-Wuhan-lab-demands-fired.html Fauci told him at a hearing last month: 'The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute' Paul claimed Fauci's emails show he was worried the NIH funded gain-of-function research as early as last February 'In his email, in the subject line, he says 'gain of function research.' He was admitting it to his private underlings seven to eight months ago,' Paul said Fauci appeared in an interview with The Donlon Report in which he defended a grant the United States had provided the Wuhan lab Fauci also admitted he 'can't guarantee everything that is going on' in the lab Fauci Reportedly Relaunched NIH Gain-of-Function Research without Consulting White House https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/fauci-reportedly-relaunched-nih-gain-of-function-research-without-consulting-white-house/ Judicial Watch Obtains Records Showing NIAID under Dr. Fauci Gave Wuhan Lab $826k for Bat Coronavirus Research From 2014 to 2019 (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today announced that it obtained 280 pages of documents from the Department of Health and Human Services revealing that from 2014 to 2019, $826,277 was given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci. The documents, some of which were redacted or withheld in their entirely, were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records of communications, contracts and agreements with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:21-cv-00696)). The agency is only processing 300 pages records per month, which means it will take until the end of November for the records to be fully reviewed and released under FOIA. The records include a chart of NIAID funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology sent on April 21, 2020, by NIAID’s Chase Crawford to Principal Deputy Director Hugh Auchincloss and other NIAID officials. The agency funds directed to the Wuhan Institute of Virology between the years 2014-2019 total $826,277. All of the projects listed in the chart are titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.” In an April 15, 2020 email marked “high” importance, Principal Deputy Director of NIH Lawrence Tabak emailed Fauci, NIH Director Francis Collins, and other NIH officials with the subject line: “HEADS UP: Wuhan lab research:” Tabak: WH has strongly embraced concerns raised by Congressman Gaetz who is publicly criticizing HHS/NIH for funding the Wuhan laboratory’s bat research. Here’s this quote from another article: “I’m disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities.” [Emphasis in original] This is a large multi-country study with Wuhan being one site. The principal investigator, Peter Daszak, is based in NY at EcoHealth Alliance, Inc. [Emphasis in original] Tabak provides details of the grant to Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, for a project titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.” Tabak continues, saying, “The 3.7M dollar figure is over 6 years to all sites which include (several in) China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar. We estimate that approximately $826,300 has been spent at this site since the inception of the grant. Yearly costs appear to be about 80K/year. The grant is in year 6 of a total of 10 year.” A January 9, 2020, email exchange labeled “high” importance between NIAID Senior Scientific Advisor Dr. David Morens and Daszak details the relationship between the Fauci agency and the Wuhan Institute of Virology: Morens: Hi guys, do any of you have any inside info on this new coronavirus that isn’t yet in the public domain? Or any thoughts? Daszak: Yes – lots of information and I spoke with Erik Stemmy and Alan Embry yesterday before the news was released. Erik is my program officer on our coronavirus grant specifically focused on China…. Morens: Thanks, the excitement never ends, right? Daszak: NIAID has been funding coronavirus work in China for the past 5 years … (1R01Al110964: “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence” ). That’s now been renewed … Collaborators include Wuhan Institute of Virology (currently working on the nCoV), and Ralph Baric [of University of North Carolina]. https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/fauci-wuhan-826k/

Barry
Barry 1 months

They must've had a crappy lawyer. Any good lawyer knows you need to watch how you word these complaints or you're going to lose

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 months

A judge got it right for once.

systematic fighter
systematic fighter 1 months

All 117 ppl need their medical license revoked and they need to fine a new career. You can't kill someone at McDonald's for making a burger wrong. But I can kill someone by not getting the shots.

Ben
Ben 1 months

This judge needs to be named and thrown out!

Jon
Jon 1 months

You know how some jobs can fire you for smoking weed off the clock in your own home? Well, no different here really.

Erik
Erik 1 months

Good call by the judge IN MY OPINION. There is no single truth. We see what we believe. Not the other way.

Daniel T
Daniel T 1 months

Amén! 🙏🏻

Djjfxb
Djjfxb 1 months

Employers should be able to discriminate based on medical history? Nah.

Mandraquex3000
Mandraquex3000 1 months

That is perhaps one of the stupidest rulings I have ever read

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