Ethan A. Huff
November 30, 2012
Health freedom is under attack in Ohio, where a major Cincinnati-based healthcare conglomerate is forcing all of its 10,800 employees to take a “free” flu shot or else face termination. According to WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati, the 150 objectors who have thus far refused the shot have until December 3 to either comply with the company’s demands, provide a valid reason why they cannot take the vaccine, or else get fired.
The non-profit group TriHealth reportedly sent out letters to all of its employees several months ago notifying them that vaccination for the flu was mandatory this year, and that all healthcare workers would have to get jabbed by November 16 in order to be in compliance with company policy. And on November 27, WLWT reported that 150 TriHealth employees had refused the shot, and that they were being immediately terminated from their positions.
After the scheme gained national attention, TriHealth changed the deadline to December 3, and added stipulations that employees refusing the shot were permitted to opt out for religious or health reasons, so long as they signed special forms and submitted them before the cut-off date. But as a punishment, these defectors will still have to wear face masks at all times while on the clock, even though such masks are meant to protect the wearer from flu transmission, not patients.
This authoritarian type of flu shot coercion is becoming increasingly common throughout the Western world, especially in healthcare settings where workers are being pressured to take the shot to protect patients. But missing from all this flu shot hysteria is any discussion of the potentially deadly side effects associated with taking flu shots, not to mention the fact that flu shots are scientifically useless according to the science.
“The flu shot is not a guarantee that you’re not going to get [the flu], and if you don’t take the flu shot, it doesn’t mean that you are going to get [the flu],” explained Judge Andrew P. Napolitano during a recent Varney & Co. segment about the issue. Because of this, he added, workers who are threatened with termination, or who are actually terminated, may have grounds to actually sue TriHealth for wrongful termination.