16 States File New Challenge to Biden Administration’s Health Care Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
From The Epoch Times By February 5, 2022
Natalie’s Commentary: These states say, “It is now established beyond any serious question that the secretary’s speculation was wrong. The Delta variant effectively disappeared from the scene within weeks of the issuance of the rule.” A rule signed by Health Secretary Xavier Becerra, repeatedly references the danger the Delta virus variant poses to the unvaccinated, and says that vaccines “continue to be effective in preventing COVID-19 associated with the now-dominant Delta variant.”
It is clear Secretary Becerra is ignoring the recent data presented by the three United States military doctors that have blown the whistle on documents from The United States Department of Defense (DoD) that they had access to, which show “skyrocketing rates of disease” since the introduction and mandating of the CCP virus vaccines in armed forces, human rights Attorney Leigh Dundas told The Epoch Times.
Dundas was recently approached by Dr. Samuel Sigoloff, Special Forces Flight Surgeon Peter Chambers, and Aerospace Occupational Medicine Specialist LTC Colonel Theresa Long.
Dundas told The Epoch Times that “in January of 2021. They introduced the vaccine, they mandated the vaccine for the U.S. military members. And in just the first 10 months of that vaccination year, anxiety jumped from 37,000 typically prior to that to 931,791 cases. It was a 2,400 plus percent increase.”
She went on to say that breast cancer was “pretty formulaic,” ranging from 500 to 900 cases for the five years prior to the introduction of the mandatory vaccination.
“First 10 months or 2021. They were at 4,068 cases. Again, it was about 450 some odd percent increase.
“Female infertility 2,200 cases a year a bad year would be 2,300 cases a year, first 10 months of 2021 after the vaccine 10,713 cases. ”
Even diseases that have not been connected so far with the vaccines saw a dramatic spike.
“Esophageal cancer in the U.S. military. Very, very minimal. Twenty-five, 26 cases, maybe a bad year is 39 cases. Jumps to 200 plus cases,” Dundas said.
“January acute myocarditis was in 176 cases, but now it’s practically down to 70 … bad that stuff going on,” she continued.
“Bell’s palsy 400 cases a year on average in the first 10 months of 2021 over 1,300 cases. Cognitive issues way up altered mental status way up. Congenital male malformations doubled.
“HIV 400 cases on average [per year] and now over 2,400 cases in the first 10 months.”
The following are serious and disabling adverse effects as illnesses that have also been identified by doctors and in the CDC Vaccine Adverse Affect Reporting system which is incomplete and certainly not updated to reflect the real data and the millions who died and millions more left disabled.
- Guillain Barr Syndrome – a rare auto immune disease in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerves.
- Thrombocytopenia – a low blood platelet count and your blood will not clot properly which could lead to dangerous internal bleeding.
- Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia syndrome called TTS headaches, abdominal and back pain, nausea, vomiting, vision changes, shortness of breath and leg pain and you can die.
- Anaphylaxis a severe potentially life threatening allergic reaction.
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack).
- Myocarditis inflation of the heart muscles.
- Pericarditis inflation of the outer lining of the heart.
- Embolism is a blocked artery blocked by a foreign body ( blood clot, air bubble).
- DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis blood clots formed in deep veins.
- Vasculitis inflammation of blood vessels.
- Hemorrhage bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel.
- Acute kidney injury, acute liver injury.
- Aseptic meningitis serious inflation of the linings of the brain.
- Encephalitis inflation of the actual tissues of the brain. Stroke.
- Bell’s Palsy facial paralysis.
- Myelitis/myelitis transverse inflammation of the spinal cord.
- Erythema multiform skin reaction triggered by an infection.
- Herpes Zoster
- Abortion (spontaneous abortion/miscarriage)
Louisiana and 15 other states on Friday lodged a new legal challenge against the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers, arguing the dominance of the Omicron virus variant undercuts the justification for the mandate.
Approximately 10.4 million workers fall under the vaccination requirements, which apply to every facility that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding.
The Supreme Court lifted injunctions against the mandate on Jan. 13, finding in a 5–4 decision that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had the authority to issue the rule requiring vaccination. The mandate took effect in 25 states in January and will take effect in the other 25 states, which had challenged the rule, this month.
The rule, signed by Health Secretary Xavier Becerra, repeatedly references the danger the Delta virus variant poses to the unvaccinated, and says that vaccines “continue to be effective in preventing COVID-19 associated with the now-dominant Delta variant.”
Becerra had “good cause” to impose the rule without accepting comments, mandated in most circumstances under federal law, because of his “belief that any ‘further delay’ would endanger patient health and safety given the spread of the Delta variant and the upcoming winter season,” the nation’s top court ruled.
But as of mid-December 2021, the Omicron virus variant is the dominant strain in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, another agency within HHS.
“It is now established beyond any serious question that the secretary’s speculation was wrong. The Delta variant effectively disappeared from the scene within weeks of the issuance of the rule,” the states say.
The primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, required by the mandate, provide little protection against infection from Omicron and reduced protection against severe disease, studies show. “Just about everybody” will contract the variant, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, has said.
“The mandate was promulgated in response to the Delta variant, which now accounts for only 0.1 percent of all COVID-19 cases in the United States. But research suggests that COVID-19 vaccines do little to stop the transmission of the predominant strain today—the Omicron variant, which accounts for 99.9 percent of all cases—which undermines the premise for forcing people to submit to them,” Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, a Republican representing one of the 16 challenging states, said in a statement.
In addition, the federal government has shifted its position on several key fronts, such as issuing guidance saying health care workers who test positive for COVID-19 can still go to work, undercutting the rule, which bars unvaccinated workers from working even if they test negative for COVID-19, the fresh challenge notes. Further, states and facilities are dealing with worker shortages due to the mandate, prompting some to appeal to the government to delay or abolish its mandate.
Despite the changing situation, CMS issued guidance on Jan. 25 (pdf) that broadens the mandate. In addition to health care workers, surveyors who enter health care facilities must be vaccinated, the agency said for the first time. That clashes directly with laws in the plaintiff states, such as a Montana law that prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status and an Indiana law that bars government entities from requiring anyone to show proof of vaccination.
The states are asking the federal court in Monroe, Louisiana to block the mandate before it takes effect in 25 states that have previously challenged it in courts.
Workers in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming will be required to provide proof of receipt of one COVID-19 vaccine dose on Feb. 14 if the mandate is not blocked. They must become fully vaccinated, or finish a primary series of a vaccine, by March 15 to comply with the rule.
Workers in Texas have until Feb. 22 to get one dose and March 21 to become fully vaccinated.
In the other 25 states, the deadlines are Jan. 27 and Feb. 28.
CMS did not respond to a request for comment to the filing, which saw existing plaintiffs Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia joined by Tennessee and Virginia.
Government lawyers told the court in January that the case was “effectively concluded” because of the Supreme Court’s ruling and moved for its dismissal.
The case is being overseen by U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, a Trump appointee who in November 2021 blocked the mandate nationwide.
An appeals court, though, lifted the preliminary injunction in 26 states. A different judge imposed a block on the rule in Texas.
The Supreme Court lifted the injunctions that remained in half the country.