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Providence ups pressure to vaccinate workers

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Providence Alaska Medical Center has adjusted its Covid-19 vaccine policy, requiring its caregivers who previously declined to get a Covid-19 vaccination to resubmit their “exemption request” or proof of vaccination through the company’s online portal.

The hospital has tightened its exemption rules to reduce the number of accepted exemptions. Social, political, and other beliefs will not be honored for exemptions, although religious beliefs may be granted, and medial exemptions may be granted to those with CDC-recognized contraindications.

Those who are resubmitting their exemption requests will find it more difficult to evade the vaccination and still remain employed at Providence.

According to the human resource department at Providence, the hospital requires all caregivers to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 or have an approved medical or religious exemption. Those who do not comply may be forced out of their jobs, or “removal from the schedule,” as a human resource memo describes it.

This comes at a time when nurses and other caregivers are in such short supply that the hospital is nearly in a crisis mode, according to observers who say the staff is harried and overworked.

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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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  • Authoritarian leftists never met a coercive policy that they did not love.
    Again, they are both evil and insane.

    • It’s medical tyranny illegally assisted and enabled by our government. There is little proof a vaccine is any assistance against covid viral mutations. Lots of very ill and dead people who took those jabs . Vaccine is a misnomer.
      Companies were given no rights under the constitution. Do not consent to their illegal acts that endanger your life . Fight back and start a class action lawsuit. Forcing foreign substances into your body is not the right of an employer. Dont put up with it .

      • American, you didn’t miss that our Government as well as WHO has waived all liability from the vaccine companies. Meaning they will not answer to any lawsuits. First time in history that has ever happened making these vaccines even more suspect.

    • If you think only leftists are experts, then what does that say about your opinion of the intellectuals on the right? Why is it only leftists are doctors? Why is it only leftists are scientists? Aren’t there right leaning doctors, scientists, engineers, or experts in their fields in general? Why are politicians the only “experts” that lean right?

      • Thats not at all what Jefferson said George, I see you’re still in the kindergarten level of initiating Liberal Orwellian doublespeak.

        Dont fret, you’ll get better in no time at all. Meanwhile, its probably time you replace your autographed Jen Psaki poster. Its probably really gross by now.

      • George, once again, you completely miss the point.
        I was not trying to make a partisan statement, and merely used the word “leftist” as a shorthand for “authoritarian statists”.
        You are correct that there are many, many so-called ‘conservatives’ who back the growing medical fascism as well. However, the consensus among conventionally-defined leftists in favor of the Orwellian medical police state is, from all that I can see, unanimous and universal.

  • The US Supreme Court does not want to rule on this, but they will, and it will be a landmark decision!

    Sooner the better.

    • Even with the make up of the supreme court, the best case scenario is for them to refuse to hear it. Because they will fully back employers on this. They will not be siding with the anti science crowd.

      • You couldn’t get any closer to the definition of medical tyranny if you tried.

      • George, it is all your compliant, conformist Quislings who repeatedly and consistently refuse to accept the real science surrounding this fake pandemic and the fascist police state being installed using COVID as a rationalization. Over and over, it is precisely you unthinking, corporate media parrots who do not have the facts in hand, who are not able to argue logically and consistently, who refuse to use any semblance of independent judgement or critical thinking ability, and who blindly swallow all the obvious self-serving propaganda of the power elite with nary a question. You are simply moral and intellectual cowards, and there is NOTHING virtuous in your kneejerk conformity to corrupt power.

  • This move is hardly the definition of “providence”.
    It is not going to provide the results needed to serve our states needs.
    They will have to reduce the # of available ICU beds even further, as well as restricting an extreme amount of patient care.
    It is the WRONG move ! IMO

    • When they reduce the available ICU beds to single digits it will help them spread the hysteria they want by announcing that ICU beds are at full capacity with Covid patients!
      Oh no! Shut the city down quick!

  • One hopes “caregivers” stage walkouts, work slowdowns until the bast… (hey!) for whom they work get the picture.

  • And another thing…
    .
    Governor D. how about an executive order
    .
    … and a special-session agenda item to stop this bullsh…(hey!) once and for all?
    .
    Thanx in advance.

  • Mandated vaccine, what’s next. It’s fun to watch the pro abortion lunatics rave about their body their choice then push hard to get everyone force vaccinated with a vaccine that has existed for 18 months. The lunatics are running the asylum, about time to put a stop to this nonsense.

    • Amen

  • Vaccinating the entire population is bad publuc health policy.

    1. natural immunity is 13 to 23 times more effective than vaccination.

    2. vaccinated may have covid for longer and produce more virus while being asymptomatic passing it back and forth.

    3 Isreal the most vaccinted nation had the highest covid rate in the world in summer

    4.Antibody dependant Enhancement of disease. The vaccine has the potential to make the disease worse. Some corona viruses can mutate to use the vaccine antibodies to attack the immume system.

    5. The vaccine just stops working because the corona virus mutates around it. This has always happened. Faster the more peoplevare vaccinated.

    6 nevermind all the vaccine side effects. covid vaccines have the highest side effects of any vaccine.

    Only high risk individuals should consider getting vaccinated.

    • Nice post.
      You are wasting your breath writing science and facts for Leftists.
      They rely in cult of personality (fauci), mass hysteria and fear porn.

  • This is unlawful. If they don’t want medicare and medicaid payments or insurance from public employees that’s fine. They need anyone with status and standing to file written protest to the legislature. They obviously willfully limiting and coercing. They are not Kings. Health agencies are not Kings. Government secures not deletes rights. You are not king doctors etc.. You don’t dictate. We have equal civil rights in this country. We have liberty of conscience (is it morally right to take this series of injections for me and my family). Where do health departments get standing to become shot Kings? The health department agents cannot dictate to the principal. Our bill of rights remains declared. Don’t trespass upon our rights. A corporation is a creature of the state a fictional person. Agents may not assume powers. It is a privilege to do business, even medical business in Alaska not a right. Monarchies we are independent of you.

  • Reason for Religious Exemption from an
    Orthodox Old Testament and New Testament Exegesis
    .
    By Bishop Leon Benjamin, Senior Pastor, New Life Harvest Church
    .
    There are many reasons why a human being made and created by God should be protected under Religious Exemption status from being forced to take the vaccine, the PCR test or from wearing the mask.
    I will state at least six reasons based on Old Testament and New Testament scripture.
    1.
    Old Testament Reference
    Exodus 15:26 – 26and said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
    a. God gives us the commandment of life. He is the source of all life. Disease is not of God, therefore He is the source of Life. As Lord, God becomes the ultimate caregiver and guardian of our health. No earthly organization can mandate a derivative treatment to replace our faith and obligation to the one who has given us life and provision for disease or sickness through the agency of healing.
    b. God promises if we give ear (obey) His commandments and keep His way no diseases will be able to overtake us. He will do what is right for His people. No organization can make such a promise to heal or give percentages or estimations of healing. With God healing is guaranteed.
    Leviticus 14:3 – 3and the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper; (see also Leviticus 14:48)
    a. God’s promise to heal the leper is a supernatural intervention of an internal interruption of man’s immune system. God used the intermediatory role of holy priests to verify not cure that God’s promise of healing was accomplished in the leper. This is of utmost significance in that man’s medicine or treatment for a deadly disease such as leprosy can not be conceived only viewed from the outside. Our faith allows and gives permission for God to heal from the inside out and not from the outside in. Proof and sign of healing comes from God not from Man. We as a people of faith reserve the right to believe God for all internal disfunctions revealed or concealed from our site.
    2.

    b. If is a conditional word that is reserved for the viewer but not for God. God already knows what He will do and does not need council in that respect. We trust all the more the council of God over the council of Man.
    3. Numbers 12:3 – 13And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
    a. One of my favorite scriptures in the Old Testament that reflect the direct authority of God but the compassion of Man. Moses cries out to God not man to heal his sister. Moses understood that the total life of humans rests upon God choice to heal us and not Man’s choice. We reserve the right as believers to use that same compassion as Moses to cry out to our Maker, Creator and Healer of all diseases, even the deadliest of these.
    b. Our justification of healing fully rests on our faith that God will hear us. That is a high benefit and a privilege amongst people of the Book.
    4. Promises to Heal His People – Psalms 103:3 – 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Psalms 107:20 – 20He sent his word, and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions; Isaiah 53:5 – 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    New Testament Reference
    5. Matthew 4:23-24 – 23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them
    a. This is the entrance of our Lord’s ministry which began by a pronouncement: “Repent for the Kingdom of God is arrived”. This was followed by demonstration of that power through healing his people of all manner of disease and sickness. Believers in Jesus Christ have that right to believe in divine and supernatural healing today. To deny that right and be forced upon by a cure (vaccine) that has not been proven or tested thoroughly is to diminish their faith in God.
    b. How much does Jesus heal? For the believer, He heals all sick people.
    6. Luke 5:15 – 15But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
    a. This scripture gives me goosebumps when I think about how many needs healing and how Jesus did not refuse not a one of them. The compassion of Jesus is what makes believers run to Him for their healing and deliverances. It’s only by faith in Him that this can be explain and must not be interfered with and meddled with by

    science alone. The vaccine creates a dilemma for the believer in that the promise to heal is not guaranteed by science alone, leaving gaps that must be identified and if not, the choice is simply, “Jesus will heal us.”
    b. Religious exemption is not only a right but consequential to a believer who fully has put his or her trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to heal them. Listening to the Holy Spirit is key to giving life to the word of God. That gives the true inner strength and heart of the believer to remain steadfast and unmovable

  • This from a nominally Catholic hospital when they know for a fact these “vaccines” were made from fetal cells from an aborted baby. Shame.

  • My body, my choice?

    Only when it comes to abortion.

    You gave your freedoms away America. All because you got scared. Like this? Now that the door is open, don’t think they’ll ever shut it.

  • Sadly this appears to be an intentional self-inflicted crisis to keep the panic/hysteria alive. As people come to the realization that Covid in one form or another is here to stay and that it does not pose an immediate death sentence for most, people are starting to go back to their lives. Living in hyper-panic mode is exhausting and unproductive. Enter the vaccine mafia! Now all of a sudden you are only a good nurse, if you take the shot, never mind that more likely then not you already had the disease and so have natural immunity. There is no longer any resemblance of “serving the public”. This is a power play and geared to keep the Covid dough rolling in, potentially replace US nurses with a more compliant batch of imported ones and creating conditions to make the Governor declare another disaster.

  • Providence might as well shut its doors then, because people are starting to finally fight back.

  • Way to go Providence! Just wanting to create a staffing crisis and shortage?! What are all these eugenic liberal shills gonna do when they don’t have the staff to care for them when they are sick?…I say stand strong nurses and staff and say no to the jab! Let the hospital crash and burn in a staffing crisis, at least you will be alive and healthy in five years for refusing the kill shots. No paycheck is worth your life or health! SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA DRUGS THAT KILL!

  • Well that is good Providence will continue observe religious exemption!
    But I also am wondering how many more God mocked and scoffers covid shot hesitant will start claiming religious exemption, the thing they mock.
    See! Even God has mercy on the unmerciful and His enemies.

  • I don’t want to hear any complaints about staffing shortages, since hospitals can end them anytime they like by dropping their ridiculous vaccine mandates.

  • Worker: Excuse me sir! The workers are stressed and overworked!
    Boss: hmm…let’s add more hours and put a vaccine mandate in place, nevermind the surge!

  • Does anyone know if Providence and Regional are requiring Covid “testing” to receive care, emergency or other?

  • Fact: Covid is nearly 100% survivable.

    Fact: The vaccinated can contract Covid.

    Fact: The vaccinated can spread Covid.

    Fact: Covid symptoms are mild if not completely asymptomatic.

    Fact: There is no Covid vaccination that is FDA approved that is currently in production or available.

    Fact: All currently available Covid vaccines are experimental and are still only approved for emergency use authorization only. (EUA) Not fully FDA approved.

    Fact: Under the PREP Act, (Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act) companies like Pfizer and Moderna have total immunity from liability if something goes wrong with their vaccines.

    ***The ONLY current argument as to why one should allow themselves to be injected with this gene therapy experimental use only serum is that it supposedly will ease your symptoms if infected.***

    With the most recent Fauci announcement that Covid booster shots are to be expected every 5 months, are you ready to be a forced pharmaceutical customer for life?

    • Most life insurances will NOT payout if yiu die from complications from a non FDA approved drug.
      Will your health insurance cover you if yiu suffer long term health issues from an experimental gene therapy.
      Facts.

  • My body, my choice.

  • How interesting that a hospital has to mandate vaccines to the super educated in vaccines. If they are doubting, maybe this just enforces others doubt. I think if people knew the real numbers of nurses a s doctors that won’t take this vaccine, we would have a real rebellion on our hands.

    • Exactly. And…

      The Federation of State Medical Boards warned July 29 that physicians and other healthcare professionals could be at risk of losing their medical licenses if they spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on social media, online and in the media.

      “FSMB has not yet formally defined “misinformation” or “disinformation” in its policy, but the organization’s ethics committee is studying the issues of physician misinformation and disinformation and plans to provide more guidance at a later date, an FSMB spokesperson said.”

  • Hmm. Medical staffing shortage crisis. Let’s force them to switch to driving trucks!

  • “The uninformed public is also targeted first and foremost, simply believing the government would never lie to them. The government is more than lying and these health professionals go on the record to document the government and media lies. As the vaccine is set to kill and cripple the seniors and the uninformed in the first wave of genocide, their vaccine induced deaths and disease states will be used as the excuse to force the vaccine on everyone else, as the evil media and corrupt government will simply re-label the medical genocide as COVID-19 or something more deadly than COVID. This has been the plan the entire time.”

    “There is no pandemic, the governments are faking the death counts (simply placing all deaths in the fabricated COVID category), all the governments are using a fraudulent RT-PCR machine to mark healthy people as infected (therefore driving a fear based case-demic of people who aren’t ill) plus the vaccine is designed to kill, cripple and/or cause infertility.”

    -Dr Andrew Kaufman

  • Add also the fact that since the beginning of covid all of these medical professionals were caring for patients without being vaccinated and few got sick or transmitted covid. They are so masked and gowned and gloved it is a viral miracle anything could get through. Good grief. Let them do their jobs.

    The vaccinated are also getting sick! And isn’t it ironic that you no longer hear anything about the numbers of covid cases that were vaccinated? That has stopped. In the past month half of the people I know that have had, or currently have covid were vaccinated.

  • The only reason that we don’t have a government imposed vaccine mandate is the widely accepted and constitutionally valid notion that the government doesn’t have the authority to force us to accept medical treatment for our own good. Ignoring for the moment that the mRNA shots are definitely not good for any of us.
    So what does the government do to get around that?
    They make it about everyone else…they tell us that we, as individuals, are responsible for the health and well being of everyone else.
    It’s a natural extension of the preceding lie that we’re individually responsible as part of the social collective for the general well being of everyone else. That’s the underlying philosophy behind the welfare state that so many accept as the natural role of government…government as provider and care giver…government as surrogate parent.
    Forcing us to get a shot that we don’t want and that most don’t even need (assuming that it even worked, which it does not) under the guise of the collective good is just another expression of the socialism that we’ve all come to think is proper and even good.
    I alone am responsible for my own health, as are you.
    You have no right to force me to accept medical care for any reason including to protect you from me.
    Take whatever individual actions you feel necessary to protect your health but do not violate my right to bodily autonomy.
    Get a Frankenshot, wear a mask or three, avoid the dreaded “unvaccinated” as if they carry the plague…in short, do whatever you want but stop telling me what to do because you have no right to do so.

    • Spot on PJ

  • As having someone employed at Providence this is a tough decision. We are against the vaccination we draw a hard line and get fired. Then in a month or sooner all airlines state that you need to be vaccinated, and to travel through Canada you need to be vaccinated. You lose your job then in order to be able to move around in your own country you will need to be stuck with the vaccine and you have already lost your job. The travel ban is coming as are many more. They will make it so difficult to maneuver in your own life that you will have to be vaccinated to do anything.
    For these people who think this is being done for the good of the people shame on you wake up and read your history! Government has never, ever been a friend of the people, power has always been the ultimate aphrodisiac. The CDC, WHO and this administration are not even hiding their intentions anymore and people are still lapping it up.

    • You can actually travel “through” Canada without a vaccination, but you have to have a test 72-hours prior to getting to the border, must travel a certain route, and must be tested during the travel. You just can’t travel ie..vacation there without it.

    • “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world” – Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.

  • My wife has worked for Prov for 20+ years and went and got the prick earlier this year. I’m starting to think she regrets that decision, but alas it is done. Prov is also making employees that work from home get the prick as well. These are non-clinical employees that never come in contact with patients. Such a farce this has become!

    • Yes, I fail to see how anyone with basic common sense cannot (especially by now) determine that these vaccines are not for the well being of mankind. Lots of buyer remorse out there.

  • ATTENTION: Please look up “Luciferaise”. Search on YouTube “Blacklight Streetlights”

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