Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Spirit Moves

 Convicted,


  Yesterday at clinic, while I was finishing work at my desk, the Medical Director, a good guy, who I have known for 15 years, came by with an envelope.
I anticipated that the clinic would need to side with federal payments over a state order against vaccine mandates. That's the case. Some uncertainty has been inserted into the system by Governor Abbot's order. There is a bill in the legislature to bolster that. We will see how it fares.

  I was dismayed that the position of the clinic administration is that I am being fired for cause, other than refusing to accept mandatory experimental vaccination.
The last 7 weeks, since the clinic announced the mandate, and I made my position clear, that I must stand with the under-class of un-vaccinated, has had more discord. 
  I was told that I must stop prescribing ivermectin-based treatment for COVID, with any link to the clinic, after over a year of doing so, and to good effect.
I was written up for prescribing ivermectin based treatment to the 17 year old son of a coworker, without an office visit, or writing it up in documentation. 
That was true. I have prescribed for staff and some family members since spring 2020, and have maintained my open offer to do so.

  I have continued to advise patients who have recovered from COVID against receiving vaccination, on the grounds of all-risk-and-no-benefit. I have discussed the shifting risk profiles where the vaccinated become more prone to catch COVID than the unvaccinated (Public Health England data is especially clear.)
This comes as the clinic is ramping up vaccine events, and is vaccinating children whenever parents will consent.

  My approach to treatment of each patient, using my best judgment and giving my best medical advice, has become directly at odds with the policies of the clinic, lately a Federally Qualified Health Center. The clinic follows recommendations, policies, and incentives (for vaccinations), which come from the federal government.
It is appropriate that the clinic and I part ways, if we cannot share the same approach to patient care. 
It is apparent that we cannot.

  Of course I feel personally wronged in this, but there is not much to be done for this progression of the organization. 
I was once mainstream. I'm about the same as I was then. 
  It has been awhile, and the change has been gradual, and not brought to a crisis until now. I am not the only one departing soon. Yesterday three competent people told me they had handed in their resignations for November and December. I already knew of another. These are people who accomplish critical tasks. 
I know there are others who are now keeping their eyes out for jobs elsewhere. The first four are leaving with no new job, "taking some time off".

  This is my small world experience. There are a few in the hallway who glare and will not meet my eyes since I sent out the email last month likening the unvaccinated now to the Jews in WW-2 Germany. I sought to explain my sincere position of standing with the underclass, but it was not something that some people could consider.
  I was reprimanded, and twice disparaged in administrative emails for my communication. 
I was asked not to respond to those reprimands, and I had no intention to do so. I only wanted to explain my position once. 
I had explained.

  Today I have a few stories about how this is playing across America, as people of conscience say "No" and stand their ground.
I have no predictions how this will play out, or how long it will be in play, but the people who are firm in their convictions are an important sampling of society. 
These people are able to make decisions and take action upon them. That's not universal these days. That's actually a talent-pool.

​  ​The top Catholic official in the US military has declared that soldiers have the right to opt out of Covid vaccine mandates on the basis of “conscience,” after some branches were accused of trying to discourage such exemptions.
​  ​In a statement issued on Tuesday, Timothy Broglio – Archbishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for Military Services in the US – argued that while the Vatican has determined that none of the Covid-19 vaccines in use are inherently wrong due to a tangential link to aborted fetal cells, soldiers still have the right to decline the vaccine if they believe it would “violate [their] conscience” for whatever reason.
​  “Notwithstanding the moral permissibility of these vaccines, the Church treasures her teaching on the sanctity of conscience,” Broglio wrote. “Accordingly, no one should be forced to receive a Covid-19 vaccine if it would violate the sanctity of his or her conscience.”

​Chicago Police Union Head Urges Members to Defy Vaccine Mandate, Warns Force to shrink 50% This Weekend
​  ​“Do not fill out the portal information,” Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said in a video to officers posted on YouTube.
“I’ve made my status very clear as far as the vaccine, but I do not believe the city has the authority to mandate that to anybody—let alone that information about your medical history.”
​  ​According to Catanzara, the police union is preparing a lawsuit against the city if Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration attempts to enforce the mandate, which requires city workers to report their vaccine status by Friday or be placed on a “no-pay” status.
​  ​“It’s safe to say that the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50 percent or less for this weekend coming up,” Catanzara said

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered United Airlines not to place workers seeking an exemption to the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on unpaid leave.

​Texas House bill 155 Would make individual choice of whether or not to accept vaccination the law, and would override any employer mandates.
Texas lawmakers consider ban on vaccine mandates for private employers
​  ​The House State Affairs Committee heard more than four hours of public testimony on House Bill 155 on Wednesday, which creates a de facto ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates by allowing individuals to claim an exemption to a vaccination requirement based on numerous factors, including “reasons of conscience.”

Everything Solid Melts Into Air, Charles Hugh Smith​
​  ​We know we're close to the moment when Everything Solid Melts into Air when extraordinary breakdowns are treated as ordinary and the "news" quickly reverts to gossip. So over 4 million American workers up and quit every month, month after month after month, and the reaction is ho-hum, labor shortage, blah, blah, blah, toy shortage for Christmas, oh, the horror, blah, blah, blah.
These are large numbers. Over 10 million job openings and 6 million hires and 6 million "separations," i.e. layoffs and the 4.3 million voluntary quits.
​  ​The happy story promoted by the corporate media is that this enormous churn is the result of shiny, happy people moving up the work food chain to better paying jobs. We know we're close to the moment when Everything Solid Melts into Air when every breakdown is instantly reworked into a happy story in which everything is getting better every day, in every way.
​  ​The reality nobody in power wants to acknowledge, much less address, is that millions of workers are opting out or burning out and they're not coming back.


Zeitgeist

22 comments:

  1. Dear John-
    I am so sorry to hear this. As a small business practitioner, I have opted to not mandate vaccines for my staff. I work 3 days a week and do an antigen test when we start the week. I of course have liability concerns as I must field questions about why I don't make them get vaccinated. I am 68 and was vaxxed as a HCW in January. My staff is much younger 25-50 years old. I know my protection has waned but I am not inclined to get a booster. Our numbers in Alabama are tapering off and perhaps the current variant is sliding off into irrelevancy. I am not ready to buy into a subscription Health model for "Normality", and appreciate your principled position.

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    1. Thank You for the support. I'm happy to be of some service.
      I think that when we see the next epiphany we will be grateful that we trusted integrity on this.

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  2. My heart is with you. Stand tall. You have my respect from reading your blog over the years. First, they came for the vaccinated, but....

    I was vaccinated to please my daughter. But I hope to not get a booster even tho I'm 80. I'm feeling very alone here in CA with all my doubts. Only a few friends understand my skepticism around the Official line and wish to get ivermectin if needed.

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    1. Ivermectin prophylaxis is very good, better with a dose the first 2 days, then one per week. FLCCC is dosing twice er week now, probably the best.
      Take 5000 units of vitamin-D, 81 mg aspirin, a quercetin capsule (any dose) and 25 mg zinc per day long term.
      My best wishes for you, Glennda.

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  3. John --

    Thank you for your stand, brother.
    You are an American.
    I have until 29 November, and then lose my job of 14 years.
    Yet I feel -- like we are winning.

    ----------------- Mick .

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    1. Thank You , Mick.
      I have a strong feeling that this is right, and we will be grateful we trusted our spirit-pilot on this one.

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  4. You're a hero in my world! You stand up for the little people and speak TRUTH! You've only did what your heart and mind told you to do, you never allowed politics to lead you, you wanted to do what was right. ... seriously you ROCK!
    YOURE ONE OF A KIND AND I PRAY MORE PEOPLE WILL GET IT AND STAND UP AND SPEAK UP.

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    1. Thank You, Holly.
      :Keep On Rockin' in the Free World!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvxxdZpMFHg

      The Free World is wherever you are Free.

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  5. Reading you from Romania, it happens the same here and all across the world. It sad and what we'll have to endure next is even worse but at least we stayed true to ourselves and refused the Big Lie. If they don't need us, so be it!

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    1. Thank You, Costin. I like the people I know from Romania, but I always sense they have been hardened in the fires of unfair life. It is coming to a head.
      So many independent people decide to do the same thing, to leave the corrupt system.
      God may help.

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  6. Dr John, You have my respect and admiration for standing for your principles and for providing critical info so that others may make an informed decision. Factual info the corrupt, delusional power hungry so called elites have continued to suppress and deny to us.
    Yesterday I received "the email". I am an independent insurance adjuster for catastrophe (storm) work around the country. One of the primary carriers served by my company informed us that they now require us to have "vaccinations" to work for them in any position.
    In a nutshell, my reply was that each of us as individuals has the sole right to make our own choice. No individual or group has any right to require, force, coerce, etc, etc.. any other to accept for any reason. I informed them that, as a result of their decision, I will no longer work for them in any capacity.
    It was a good gig while it lasted but there are other means to earn a living. I feel very good about standing for my principles. It is time to stand.
    Carl McQuilliam

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    1. Hi Carl,
      I sure agree with you. We will have to help each other as opportunity presents, in this "Brave New World".

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  7. I think a year from now people like you will be regarded as the heroes of this period in our history. Fauci and Biden and the mandate freaks will be hated by the majority of the population and will be on the run.
    On a personal note you might have saved my life with your ivermectin advice. I bought the pony paste long ago just in case and a few weeks ago I lost my sense of smell and taste and got tested - positive. I started the ivermectin and within 24 hrs my senses were back and felt like a new man.

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    2. What a testimony! Thank God you're on the mend.
      BTW, I'm hoping in a year from now ( really hoping sooner ), that the Biden/Fauci/CDC/ bow down WHO freaks will have justice served. If they just get a slap on the hand and no justice for all the chaos that has been caused, that would be downright wrong. How can so many doctors push the vaccines without doing their homework? How can they not give out the medicine's that are working to their patients? My own doctor hasn't even talked to me about my vitimen supplements and how I can protect myself, it's like I've been ghosted from her as well. Maybe it's not Christian of me, but I can't stand that so many bad people are getting away with all this...I want them to get prosecuted for what they've done to so many people. I pray that they wake up before it's too late, and that they take a stand and fight against the tyranny.

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    3. Hi David, I'm glad to hear that you treated appropriately at the first symptom and diagnosis, and fared well. You now have the wonderful, but officially-disparaged "Natural Immunity". It's all you need. Keep up your vitamin-D, of course.

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  8. John, I can only shake my head in disgust at what your admin did to you. Yet, we are fighting back and we will continue to fight back. I feel the tide may be turning. Just wrote all my congress critters and the Board of Nursing in Oregon who voted yesterday to consider reprimand up to revocation of nursing licenses for those who refuse vaccination. These people are unhinged and not even following the ACTUAL science. I now know several vaccinated friends who have been sick with Covid-19. Some vaccine… Guess we should be grateful that they did not clot off their brains, hearts, lungs, or suffer a catastrophic neurological adverse event like paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, etc. Hang in there, buddy. You did the right thing.

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    1. Thanks ML. It's as you say. This narrative has really become very hard for the owners to sustain, since it flies so hard in the face of a reality that shows the vaccines cause clotting, cardiac problems like myocarditis and hert attack, and actually make people more susceptible to catching COVID right after vaccination, and then 6 and more months after vaccination. They can only be construed as "beneficial" within a narrow time window, and ignoring all of the negatives.

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  9. Hi John. Yesterday was the deadline for the shot at MGH. I am told through unsigned emails that I am on unpaid leave now. No one answers my questions. No 'one' is responsible. It was never really a choice for me. Thanks for your work John. It is very inspiring. Dennis Gaudet MGH Purgatory

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    1. Thanks Dennis,

      You have been relegated to purgatory.
      They don't know what else to do.
      There is no originality in the compliance bureaucracy, which means no problem-solving skills.
      The shit is about to hit the fan, and the problem solvers just got fired.
      Get together with other problem solvers. You all know you can trust each other at this point, having shown what you are made of.
      The "remainers" will never really be able to trust each other...

      John-did-garden/landscape-work-in-Yoakum-today

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  10. How can I sign up to receive your blog posts?

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    1. I'm sorry, but Google eliminated that functionality from Blogger a few months ago. It is only available with bells and whistles at significant cost through third parties.

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