Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines

Blog and writings for members and non-members of those who do not support forced vaccination in the workplace.


#ShowMeYourMask Campaign- by Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines

If you are here because you are interested in learning more about the #ShowMeYourMask Campaign, you have landed at the right place.

Our organization website is located here: http://www.namv.org  Media requests can be emailed to media @ namv.org

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) What is the #Showmeyourmask campaign about?

The #Showmeyourmask campaign is about forced vaccination policies in the workplace for healthcare workers. Many hospitals and healthcare organizations have created mandatory vaccination policies in regard to the flu vaccine so that they do not lose up to a 2% incentive payment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

2.) What is this 2% payment you are talking about?

The 2% payment or incentive program is part of the hospital value-based purchasing program. In 2010 it became part of the ACA signed into law by Barack Obama. The hospital value-based purchasing program gives incentive or penalty payments to hospital systems based on how well or poorly they are doing. One of the quality measures is percentage of vaccinated staff in regard to influenza. If the hospital system can not show a higher percentage of vaccinated staff, then they may not get a 2% incentive payment.

It is also suspected, but not yet confirmed, that hospitals are also receiving “kickbacks” from vaccine manufacturers as well.

3.) Isn’t it illegal to have a mandatory vaccination policy?

It hasn’t been shown to be, yet, but we believe that it’s coming. Many of our members also have their religious, medical, and personal rights sabotaged daily by being forced into a shaming tactic such as a mask, sticker, button, etc. There are also questions as to what happens if an employee is injured, as well as what’s next? Mandatory haircuts? Forced bariatric surgery for obese staff? When will it end? Our Canadian brothers and sisters recently had a huge victory when a court there decided that mandatory vaccination polices were not evidence based, and that masking is being used as a shaming technique. It is only a matter of time before this comes here. We are confident that it will be shown to be illegal!

4.) You’re stupid and shouldn’t be in healthcare. You should all have your licenses revoked.

Yes, we hear this often. However, we are patients as well as healthcare professionals. We have rights. There is no scientific or evidence based rationale or reasoning to having mandatory flu vaccines. How would you like it if someone came to you tomorrow and said you had to have mandatory surgery because you’re too fat to do your job? Or that you had to wear hearing aids every day because you have selective hearing problems, and if you don’t do this you will lose your job? The idea is the same. No person should be forced to have a medical procedure in order to keep their job. Also, I may have a medical reason for not receiving the vaccine, and that is none of your business.

5.) You have the choice to wear a mask, so why are you still fighting this?

Some places do not even give the allowance of a mask. The CDC does not recommend the wearing of a mask, and says that it is pointless. Some of the mask boxes even say that it will not prevent the spread or infection of a virus. The mask is used as a shaming tool and tactic and nothing more.

6.) The flu vaccine saves lives and is 60% effective.

No it does not, and no it is not. In the last few years, efficacy rates of the vaccine have been anywhere from 10-23%. Hardly effective. The Cochrane Collaboration says that healthy adults shouldn’t be vaccinated against the flu. The flu vaccine also has one of the highest rates of injury, according to the vaccine reporting registry maintained by the US.

7.) 30,000 people are dying each year and millions are hospitalized with the flu. You are endangering lives!

No, we are not. And 30,000 people are not dying from the flu each year. We have previously addressed this in our post that is located here: https://nursesagainstmandatoryvaccines.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/stop-the-lies-30000-people-are-not-dying-from-the-flu-in-the-us-each-year/ We are not endangering lives, and the chance of people getting the flu is actually quite low.

8.) If this is really happening, how is it legal for an employer to mandate vaccines?

Mainly because very few lawyers are willing to take this on. You’d think this would be a civil, religious, and labor slam dunk as far as lawsuits go, but too many lawyers are afraid to go up against the big hospital systems. It’s too bad, because not only would it set precedent, it might start to scare some of these hospital systems, and have them stop violating the rights of their workers.

9.) You have the right to refuse, but you also have the right to work somewhere else.

Yes, but again, this is not based in scientific rationale; it is done so that my employer can receive a payment or incentive from the government for having a staff that has been vaccinated against the flu; there is no other reason for this program. If that were the case, they would have started vaccinating staff 30 years ago when flu vaccines were first introduced. It is disturbing that there are people who believe that it is acceptable that healthcare workers are forcefully vaccinated with a vaccine that doesn’t work, for a viral disease that mutates and most people survive, in order to receive a little bit of money at the end of the year. That should be criminal.

10.) If this is really happening, why aren’t hospitals telling their staff this?

It is really happening, and they are not telling their staff this because they don’t have to. They tell staff that they are “stupid and ignorant” if they do not vaccinate, because it is the “best way to prevent the spread of the flu.” Clearly they forget about all the trouble Ms. Nightingale went to with the handwashing thing, but I digress. Hospitals have a reason to keep this secret. If they told everyone about this, there would be a revolt. Staff do not want to sell their bodies out for a dollar. if they realized that these policies were in place so that their employer received money, I highly doubt that 99% of staff would be rolling up their sleeves. Instead, they are forced with facing termination, demotions, shaming tactics, harassment from other staff, and even from management.

11.) What happens if you are injured on the job from the flu vaccine?

That remains to be seen. So far, one nurse aide has won a multi-million dollar lawsuit, after she was paralyzed. This is a scary question. The vaccine industry is protected from lawsuits. Some attorneys state that hosptials are protected, when they make you sign a so-called “informed consent” form. (That in reality, does NOT provide informed consent!) Yet others state that workman’s comp laws would protect you. If the hospital was able to get out of paying, it could be years before a VAERS lawsuit was settled. In the meantime, a healthcare worker could go broke or bankrupt. Many of our members are the main income provider to their families; not only can they not afford to be out of a job, but they can’t afford an injury either. It is setting a very scary precedent. Many of our members are even afraid to post to our Facebook page, or join our organization because they are so afraid of their employers finding out and firing them. This is not the America that I want to live in!

12.) Isn’t this in violation of the Nuremberg Code and violation of informed consent? What about HIPAA?

Under HIPAA, vaccine status is exempt. However, there are still violations of employment laws of medical privacy, and there are violations of informed consent. Let’s put it this way: if I had AIDS, and my employer made me wear a sticker that said “I have AIDS,” all hell would break loose. Not being vaccinated is the same thing; my right to medical privacy is NO ONE’s business, and employers violate their staff privacy every single day. The Nuremberg Codes required true informed consent when obtaining a medical procedure, including the RIGHT TO REFUSE. Healthcare workers are denied this option every single day.

13.) What can I do to help?

Join us! Visit our website at http://www.namv.org. Make a donation at http://www.namv.org. Even if you’re not a nurse or healthcare worker, take a photo with a mask on and use the tag #ShowMeYourMask (and other creative ones!) and then tag NAMV on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Twitter= namvorg

Instagram= namvofficial

Facebook: NursesAgainstMandatoryVaccines

Write a letter to your Congressman! Write a letter to your area hospital president and let them know that you do not support this, and they need to tell their employees the truth. Tell your co-workers and patients the truth. Contact your local news station and tell them to stop repeating the 30,000 death lie, and hold them accountable. These are all desperately needed!

Let’s raise awareness this November and let’s show our masks in protest of mandatory vaccination policies! Let’s get the TRUTH out there.

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Stop the Lies- 30,000 people are NOT dying from the flu in the US each year!

And this is according to the numbers provided directly from the CDC:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6421a5.htm

The lies need to stop. We talk about evidence-based practice, so let’s look at what the evidence says.

As of today’s date there are 322,014,008 people living in the USA. http://www.census.gov/popclock/

The CDC says that

During September 28, 2014–May 23, 2015, World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System collaborating laboratories in the United States tested 691,952 specimens for influenza viruses; 125,462 (18.1%) were positive.

So there were only 125,462 cases of confirmed influenza for last year’s flu season in the United States. Out of 322,014,008 people, this accounts for 0.0004% of the population that actually had confirmed influenza and not just flu-like illness.

Furthermore, the CDC states that out of these 125,462 cases,

17,911 total hospitalizations resulting from influenza during October 1, 2014–April 30, 2015

So, if only 17,911 people are hospitalized, how on earth can 30,000 people be dead of the US of influenza?

And among the adults that were hospitalized, most had other conditions that also contributed to their hospitalization as “the most frequent underlying conditions were cardiovascular disease (51.0%), metabolic disorders (45.8%) and obesity (33.1%)”

We also hear each year that pregnant women are at a huge risk of being hospitalized and dying of the flu…

So the official numbers state that of the “626 women hospitalized of childbearing age, …200 were pregnant.”

Oh, but it gets better.

We hear each year that children are keeling over left and right from influenza, but the data says otherwise.

In the 2014-2015 flu season there were 141 pediatric deaths. Of these 141 deaths,  40 of them, or 26.4%, had asthma or active airway disease. (Please understand, each life is precious and we in no way wish to demean or negate the death of the child. We are looking at the data and the true numbers to get the truth released!)

The deaths occurred in 14 children aged <6 months, 23 aged 6–23 months, 22 aged 2–4 years, 45 aged 5–11 years, and 37 aged 12–17 years; mean and median ages were 7.2 years and 5.9 years, respectively.

It is important to note that the majority of the deaths were not even in those that are claimed to be at risk, which is usually those under 5 years of age.

How many adults actually died of the flu? Well that number gets trickier. The CDC claims that they can’t “accurately track this number,” so they lump it together with pneumonia. Funny how they can keep track of it in children though, and are required to by law. (Keep in mind that there are many causes to pneumonia- bacteria, hospital-acquired, viral etc. whereas the flu, the ACTUAL influenza, is caused by a virus. If any other “scientific” organization started lumping completely different diseases like this together, don’t think there wouldn’t be an outcry from the same so-called “scientific” community and organization.)

The percentage of the total number of hospitalized patients is not broken down by children vs. adults. This number is kept in the dark. So looking at the adult rate of death The CDC doesn’t even really give those numbers, they instead claim this:

The weekly percentage of deaths attributed to P&I ranged from 5.0% to 9.3% (Figure 4). The peak weekly percentages of deaths attributed to P&I for the previous five seasons ranged from 7.9% during the 2011–12 season to 9.9% during the 2012–13 season.

We know that 141 children died. We know that each week, anywhere from 5-9.3% of deaths were from pneumonia and influenza. Let’s assume that the overall incidence of death is 7%. (They use the figure each week, but since it peaks at 9.3%, we’ll be generous here.) This means that from BOTH and COMBINED pneumonia and influenza, approximately 8783 adults died.

The CDC does not say what percentage of the hospitalized patients died. We do know that the CDC estimates that 79% of the deaths from P&I were from adults aged 65 and older, which equates to 6983 deaths from our estimate from above. We know that older persons are susceptible to many illnesses, and many have multiple medical issues. They don’t call pneumonia “the old man’s friend” for nothing.

If we also look at the fact that the majority of those hospitalized also have other disease and illness, isn’t it safe to assume that the remaining 1800 or so deaths are likely due to the fact that these people are not healthy to begin with? These are people who are already sick, already have underlying illness and disease, and some of whom may not or may not be able to take proper care of themselves.

Updated 11/1/2015: So apparently, the data on adult influenza deaths ARE published, but not until about three years after the fact. They DO actually keep track of this data via the National Vital Statistics System. The 2015 report was released in August and had numbers for 2012. The report can be located here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_09.pdf

So how many people died in 2012 from influenza? 1106. Total. That’s right. Only 1106 people in the entire United States died of influenza in 2012. This number does not drastically change from year to year. The CDC KNOWS this, yet they still continue to tout the fake 30,000 number!

(Thanks for the info Alison!)

So why are we pushing to vaccinate healthy people against a disease that they have a very unlikely chance or not only actually getting each year, but a very minute chance of even dying from it?

The evidence does not support the forced vaccination of healthcare workers in any way, shape, or form!


Blatant FRAUD from MedImmune, creators of FluMist

https://www.flumistquadrivalent.com/hcp/burden-of-influenza

Their website above says it’s for healthcare professionals only, so enter at your own risk.

MedImmune is blatantly LYING on their website. They claim that ”

Approximately 16 to 63 million individuals in the US are infected with influenza every year,”

MedImmuneLie

(Screenshot of website in case they change or remove it.)

This is a LIE. This is FRAUD. According to the CDC numbers last year alone, there were only 125,462 confirmed cases for the 2014-2015 flu season.  http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6421a5.htm

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(Screenshot of the CDC website.)

#STOPTHELIES MedImmune! Tell the truth.

There is a VERY far cry between 125,000 and 6-63 million. You are creating numbers that simply do not exist.

They further lie about their product and claim ” In clinical studies with trivalent FluMist, transmission of vaccine viruses to close contacts has occurred only rarely. The current estimated risk of getting infected with vaccine virus after close contact with a person vaccinated with FluMist Quadrivalent is low (1%-2%). Because the viruses are weakened, infection is unlikely to result in influenza illness symptoms since the vaccine viruses have not been shown to mutate into typical or naturally occurring influenza viruses” https://www.flumistquadrivalent.com/hcp/myths-vs-facts

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Yet their vaccine insert tells a VERY different story:

Up to 89% of those who received the vaccine shed up to 28 days. and they only kept track of shedding and transmission for 21 days. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM294307.pdf

flumist insert

On top of that, they used a calculation model from the 1920’s to get their “estimated” findings on shedding…… Anyone else see anything wrong with these “facts?”