BREAKING: Healthcare Workers In Texas Suing To Avoid Being Forced To Take The Jab
By - nikomcsc
Hardly breaking. It was filed a couple of days ago, and was dismissed today.
That's an interesting turn, and a pretty quick dismissal. I haven't seen that yet, will be curious on what grounds a judge threw this out? Also curious to see if it was a filing technicality and will be refiled.
In Texas, a private employer can fire any employee for almost any reason or for no reason. A private employer can impose almost any condition to employment they feel like.
Saw it in the [HuffPost](https://www.huffpost.com/entry/houston-methodist-vaccine-lawsuit-dismissed_n_60c61b8fe4b0583aec45a144) which uses an AP feed, so its probably there somewhere as well. Judge is just plain wrong.
The safety or effectiveness of these vaccines has nothing to do with whether an employee in Texas can be fired for refusing to get one. This is just plain old employment law. The text of the ruling can be read here:
Yes, that's true. I meant the judge was plain wrong on whether they are part of a study. They would be, if they got jabbed.
Completely irrelevant from a legal perspective, and that's all the judge was tasked with determining.
To me, this was more in the nature of a legal stunt on the part of the plaintiff's lawyer, perhaps hoping to parlay his antics into political gain?
Anyone with even passing familiarity with employment law in Texas knew this lawsuit was a stinker. Even a personal injury lawyer like Woodfill had to know it.
>Jared Ryker Woodfill V is a Texas lawyer and political figure who was chairman of the Harris County Republican Party who from 2002 to 2014. He was elected chairman of the county party for six two-year terms. After being ousted from the chairmanship of the county party in 2014, Woodfill launched two unsuccessful campaigns for the chairmanship of the Texas Republican Party. Woodfill is known for his socially conservative views activism, including his opposition to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which was repealed in a 2015 referendum.
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I'm on mobile at work, I'll have to look this up when I get back to my computer.
No problem. I saw it a few hours ago, so it was still fresh in my brain where I'd seen it.
Good to see you here, Niko!
Here's one for you:
> Scientists from the Cleveland Clinic, USA, have recently evaluated the effectiveness of coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19) vaccination among individuals with or without a history of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
> The study findings reveal that individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection do not get additional benefits from vaccination, indicating that COVID-19 vaccines should be prioritized to individuals without prior infection. The study is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server
> The study was conducted **on 52,238 employees in the Cleveland Clinic**. ... Interestingly, no significant difference in COVID-19 incidence was observed between previously infected and currently unvaccinated participants, previously infected and currently vaccinated participants, and previously uninfected and currently vaccinated participants. ... **Importantly, not a single incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was observed in previously infected participants with or without vaccination.**
Awkward for the CDC, eh?
Since they've decided they're not going to track all breakthrough infections (only the ones serious enough to cause hospitalization or death), they aren't going to have data needed to determine how long immunity from vaccination lasts. The cynic in me says this is because it will then be easier to push boosters on an unsuspecting public.
You could swear those \*(\*@ers must own pharmaceutical stocks.