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Jab or no job XII: The growing unvaccinated worker underground’s founder speaks

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This is the 12th in a series of stories of people being fired from their jobs because they have declined to take the required Covid-19 vaccination. The identities of these workers are being kept confidential because they fear reprisal. More stories will be included in future editions of this series as it continues. Previous interviews in this series are listed and linked at the bottom of this story. Send your story to [email protected].

Jill is one of those medical workers in Anchorage who is preparing to lose her job. She has an autoimmune disorder and has had terrible reactions to vaccines in the past, reactions that included top-of-head to sole-of-feet hives.

But she’s doubtful the Anchorage hospital that employs her will give her a medical exemption, and so she’s ready to be fired. She just wants to see that termination in writing.

Jill is the young woman who started a support network of others like her in Anchorage. The group doesn’t have a name. It began with a group of 40 people who met at her home, but has grown by word of mouth to over 180. More request to join every day; they get her phone number from a friend and send her a text message, asking to be put on her email list. It’s informal, and it’s all about information sharing, especially scientific information.

There’s not much Jill can do for them. Their stories are a lot like hers, but each person has a unique situation, and each has to make their own decision about what to do in an era when they are being coerced, under threat of job loss, to take a medical treatment.

Jill has a note from her doctor, but that’s not likely to be honored, she said. There is some unknown board that will review her case. She had to fight to get that note, because her doctor was toeing the party line on Covid vaccinations and did a 180-degree switch on what he had recommended to her just months ago, when he told her not to get the vaccine. He all of a sudden had fallen in line with the group think about Covid-19.

She goes to work every day, keeps her mouth shut as she hears others being bullied about getting the Covid-19 vaccination, listens as healthcare workers insult those who aren’t vaccinated, and waits to find out if her medical exemption request will be honored. At night, she studies the studies, and those she finds valuable, she passes along to members of the group.

There are a lot of things that don’t make sense to Jill:

  • Why patients who are in car accidents and come in with broken legs are placed in a Covid bed just because they tested positive for Covid upon admittance.
  • Why every patient is tested, and yet for months on end none of the employees have been tested, and they are exposed to patients all day long every day.
  • Why the medical exemption form has only two reasons a person can be exempted: They’ve had a previous dose of the vaccine and had an adverse reaction, or they are known to have an anaphylactic allergy to a component in the vaccine. With a vaccine like this, who knows?

For Jill, she actually carries an epi-pen with her at all times, because her allergies are sudden and significant.

“There are a lot of people in the same boat. They have a medical reason, an auto-immune condition, they’re pregnant, or it’s simply their choice — they don’t want it,” she said.

Jill wants people to know that the vaccines being used are actually not completely approved. Only one version of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid is approved, and it’s not the version most people are getting.

The FDA says that the Pfizer vaccine Comirnaty has the same formulation as the Emergency Use Authorization Pfizer vaccine being used and is interchangeable. The FDA also says: “Providers can use doses distributed under EUA to administer the vaccination series as if the doses were the licensed vaccine. For purposes of administration, doses distributed under the EUA are interchangeable with the licensed dose.”

That is not good enough for Jill. She wants more studies and more time.

“I want to see who is funding the studies, and not studies that go back to Bill and Melinda Gates,” she said.

And so, Jill has become the go-to ear for the more than 180 medical professionals in Anchorage — and a few pilots and business owners — who want people to know there is a dissenting voice in medicine.

“We are not the only people struggling. There’a a good 40 percent of the population that is in our boat,” she said. “They are standing up for what they want done to their bodies.”

They primarily communicate by email. They don’t have a Facebook group, purposefully. The group isn’t some kind of insurrection or union, but more about support.

“They feel so isolated. They want a community. I, too, felt isolated, because I’m in the one percent of the population that has had serious adverse reactions to vaccines. This group started when a few of us went out for coffee and I discovered that I was not alone,” Jill said.

She disputes that doctors are being spit on by angry Covid-denier patients, a story that has circulated in the mainstream media.

“We are actually the ones being bullied,” she said. “People need to hear both sides of this.”

Read: Part 1: Nurse losing job, after her medical exemption refused

Read: Part II: Pharmacist losing job

Part III: Southcentral Foundation employee losing job Oct. 15 over shot refusal

Part IV: Dozens of Alaskans come forward to tell their stories of being fired for not getting the shot

Part V: Military man getting discharged in Alaska for not taking jab

Part VI: Nurse says she sees too many blood clotting cases associated with jab, so she’s not taking it

Part VII: Bethel police investigator gets put on leave, won’t be returning to the force

Part VIII: Alaska Native man says unvaccinated patients are getting the shaft

Part IX: Sophies choice, between Moderna vaccine or childbearing?

Part X: Respiratory therapist describes growing underground of workers

Part XI: Supervisor says employees facing few options

Part XII: Founder of medical underground speaks about workers

Read: ICU Nurse: Let’s stop demeaning the unvaccinated

Read: Doctor says hospitals are not in crisis, not rationing care

Read: My doctor fired me because I won’t take the vaccine

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Amen sir! Or ma’am? Troll attack incoming in 3…2…1…

  • I was wondering if there is a formal or informal way to donate to all the folks who are being unlawfully terminated. Perhaps an umbrella donation group that can disperse funds on a need basis.

    • That’s a good idea/question.

    • How can employees in an at-will state be unlawfully terminated?

    • Typically those foundations are top heavy.

  • Jill’s second point:
    —————-
    Why every patient is tested, and yet for months on end none of the employees have been tested, and they are exposed to patients all day long every day.
    —————-
    .
    Been asking that from the off, the answer looks straightforward. How would the hospitals staff themselves when they discovered you’d all had/got SARS-CoV-2 at some point. Ten (10) PAYED sick days away from work to quarantine, that’s a big financial disincentive against testing staff.
    .
    The other side effect of testing, and discovering you all had/got SARS-Cov-2, now you’ve all *provably* got NATURAL IMMUNITY, and therefore mandated jabs become even more problematic.
    .
    Thank you for your (life-saving) service Jill.

    • But there is nothing preventing the medical staff from getting tested at no cost at many free testing sites all over the city.

      • Go work Valley hospital, you get the option, show your vaccination certificate, OR, get in-house weekly COVID tests through employee health.
        .
        What a shocker, the country bumpkins up in the valley actually have a clue about the scientific method.

  • There seems to be a dark vortex within the medical industry. Get out while you can.

    I am free, for I have no pharmaceuticals in me. None. NONE!

  • My grown foster daughter will also be losing her slope job. She got the first jab in Sept. and had such a bad reaction they sent her home until she could get a medical release to return to work. Now 6 wks later she’s still working with debilitating fatigue and muscle pain because she need her job. They are doubtful she will receive a medical exception.

    • That sounds similar to my reaction to the H1N1 flu shot, which is my last vaccine. I had fatigue so bad I could barely walk down the hallway at our home. My husband took me to the ER. They thought I was having a heart attack. In hindsight it became obvious it was a vaccine reaction and something akin to Guillane-Barre. It’s unconscionable that they wouldn’t consider your daughter exempt.

  • Peaceful disobedience to masks and vaccines is last option left.
    When 15 to 20% of hospital, transportation services, air controllers and large business are sick for a few days everything stops. Plumbers, electricians, mechanics, police…
    The self appointed essential type elitists who create these mandates and demand conformity are helpless without the workers serving them.
    Let us keep society going, let the military protect us, just don’t mess with us.

    • AFD (cough cough) sorry we can’t man the AV kit at the assembly meeting, therefore you cannot legally meet and pass anymore un-unconstitutional mandates.

  • The funny thing is we don’t have a “mandate”, only a poorly given speech. Yet the machinery went into motion almost immediately afterwards to comply with this not-yet-a-mandate.
    Why, that’s almost like socialism.

    • Puppets of the Narrative

  • I would like to be a part of this group, can someone contact me? I am concerned that my job may soon come down to a choice with the new Federal Mandates.

  • I wish there was a way for patients to connect with these medical professionals who are being fired. Patients would gladly support by going to these people for their healthcare needs. The pressure is on for us to, we are being treated differently and I for one don’t trust anyone with my health that hasn’t taken the time to research. I’d much rather give my money to any business that is on the same page as myself.

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