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The Pulse: Asheville hospital workers let go for not getting flu shot

There are 24 comments on the StarNewsOnline.com story from Dec 30, 2010, titled The Pulse: Asheville hospital workers let go for not getting flu shot. In it, StarNewsOnline.com reports that:

Published: Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7:52 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7:52 a.m. Three workers at Mission Hospital in Buncombe County were fired after refusing to get a mandatory flu shot, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported recently.

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HuhHuh

Suffolk, VA

#1 Dec 31, 2010
Old news. Come on, though, health workers who were notified in writing not getting a flu shot? We don't need you around sick patients.
real smart

United States

#2 Dec 31, 2010
HuhHuh wrote:
Old news. Come on, though, health workers who were notified in writing not getting a flu shot? We don't need you around sick patients.
c'mpn dumbazz, why allow yourself to let an employer force you to get injected with germs that 9 times out of 10 arent even the right strain of virus this season?
you definately are a follower, a go with the flow kind of person and definately not a leader.
truth teller

Schenectady, NY

#3 Dec 31, 2010
The flu shot does not guarantee that one will not get the flu. The vaccine program it is intended for corporate profits. Also there was the same issue in NY where health workers were told they had to get the swine flu shot and sued and won. The swine flu shot has given numerous health (Nuerological and even death)problems as a complication of recieving the shot not to mention thimosol that is used as a preservative. There is also the issue of personal liberties. Remember the drug companies use their influence on doctors and nurses that any other group. How many people die as a result of hospital stays, precription meds, doctors mistakes. Not to mention Obama bought stock with the swine flu manufactures and declarted a national emergency against swine flu. I bet those workers could get their job back if they sued especially if that was not a condition for employment. If you don't want sick people build up the immune system in the body but if there were no sick people hospital, doctors and especially drug companies profits would plummet. It's a money game, don't be so niave.More people die at the hand of doctors than firearm shooting.
real smart

United States

#4 Dec 31, 2010
truth teller wrote:
The flu shot does not guarantee that one will not get the flu. The vaccine program it is intended for corporate profits. Also there was the same issue in NY where health workers were told they had to get the swine flu shot and sued and won. The swine flu shot has given numerous health (Nuerological and even death)problems as a complication of recieving the shot not to mention thimosol that is used as a preservative. There is also the issue of personal liberties. Remember the drug companies use their influence on doctors and nurses that any other group. How many people die as a result of hospital stays, precription meds, doctors mistakes. Not to mention Obama bought stock with the swine flu manufactures and declarted a national emergency against swine flu. I bet those workers could get their job back if they sued especially if that was not a condition for employment. If you don't want sick people build up the immune system in the body but if there were no sick people hospital, doctors and especially drug companies profits would plummet. It's a money game, don't be so niave.More people die at the hand of doctors than firearm shooting.
thank you, the 3 that were FIRED need to be applauded for not allowing themselves to be some jerk-off hospitals experiment.
truth teller

Schenectady, NY

#5 Dec 31, 2010
You should go to thinktwice.com if you think flu vaccines are safe and not only that in California an experimental vaccine was give to Black and Hispanic babies and were not told it was experimental. In fact if your so inclined go to secret human experiments that the US gov't has give to its citizens. The last major one( experimenal vaccine) was the Anthrax shot that the required military member to received and no one was told it was experimental ( The US Gov't lied to its people). Remember the nuehremberg treaty required all signing countries to inform all its citizens on any experimental medical treatment to be fully notified and medically monitored so it's citizens would not be used for guinea pigs like what happened it Nazi Germany. But
america's politicians wouldn't put us in danger like that ( yea right!). Also George W Bush singed a law exempting all drug companies any liabilities from any reaction to their vaccines thus they could not be sued for any injuries. Note: Bill Clinton signed an executive order requiring all military members to receive the anthrax vaccine ( which is a direct violation of the Nuhremberg treat) the law is not for the law makers but the common peons all for corporate profits which both political parties are guilty of.
One Way

Asheville, NC

#6 Dec 31, 2010
I know of employees at Mission that were excused from the flu shot due to "religious beliefs". doesn't seem fair does it?

Since: Mar 10

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#7 Dec 31, 2010
One Way wrote:
I know of employees at Mission that were excused from the flu shot due to "religious beliefs". doesn't seem fair does it?
Nope, you don't get the shot you should be fired religious or not.

Since: Mar 10

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#8 Dec 31, 2010
This is just pathetic. It makes me ashamed to be a liberal. Once it was the right who was anti science. Now these dumb hippies with their uneducated assumptions about medicine and chemicals. Yup vaccines have side effects. Some really bad ones. The worst side effect for the flu virus, is the worst for the vaccine. But wait!?!?! There is over a 100% chance of getting that disease from the flu then the vaccine. The flu is way way way way worse than the vaccine has the chance to be. We have wiped out horrible illnesses that have no cure. We have abolished terrible illnesses that still kill huge amounts in other parts of the world. You fuckin dumb ass hippies are the same way about fake weed, and organic food.

When you use organic chemicals(fertilizer and pest-aside) they are still chemicals. Many organic chemicals are more dangerous. You know why we made different ones, for effectiveness, cost, and safety. You know why we put chemicals in pills, and didn't just chew on plants, it didn't work as well. Talk your shit about modern medication, but when you children die of rare illness, or when you get charged with crimes because your kid gave an illness to some other kid , its your fault. Trying taking some science classes at ABTech
HuhHuh

Suffolk, VA

#9 Jan 2, 2011
One Way wrote:
I know of employees at Mission that were excused from the flu shot due to "religious beliefs". doesn't seem fair does it?
LOL, can we get excused from the pat-down at TSA due to our "Religious Beliefs"?:D
smarten up

United States

#10 Jan 2, 2011
youpeepsarewack wrote:
This is just pathetic. It makes me ashamed to be a liberal. Once it was the right who was anti science. Now these dumb hippies with their uneducated assumptions about medicine and chemicals. Yup vaccines have side effects. Some really bad ones. The worst side effect for the flu virus, is the worst for the vaccine. But wait!?!?! There is over a 100% chance of getting that disease from the flu then the vaccine. The flu is way way way way worse than the vaccine has the chance to be. We have wiped out horrible illnesses that have no cure. We have abolished terrible illnesses that still kill huge amounts in other parts of the world. You fuckin dumb ass hippies are the same way about fake weed, and organic food.
When you use organic chemicals(fertilizer and pest-aside) they are still chemicals. Many organic chemicals are more dangerous. You know why we made different ones, for effectiveness, cost, and safety. You know why we put chemicals in pills, and didn't just chew on plants, it didn't work as well. Talk your shit about modern medication, but when you children die of rare illness, or when you get charged with crimes because your kid gave an illness to some other kid , its your fault. Trying taking some science classes at ABTech
I hope you come down with some kind of Cancer, then you will find out just what kind of "science" medicine actually is. It is nothing more than EXPERIMENTAL.
Carlos

Asheville, NC

#11 Jan 2, 2011
smarten up wrote:
<quoted text>I hope you come down with some kind of Cancer, then you will find out just what kind of "science" medicine actually is. It is nothing more than EXPERIMENTAL.
Bad juju. Kharma has noted.
porsche pilot

United States

#12 Jan 2, 2011
Carlos wrote:
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Bad juju. Kharma has noted.
Hey Reasonable, I knew you were lurking. Still.
Yep

Hickory, NC

#13 Jan 2, 2011
One Way wrote:
I know of employees at Mission that were excused from the flu shot due to "religious beliefs". doesn't seem fair does it?
oh, they can work around that ...

this flu shot demand is an OUTRAGE by Mission Hospital.
if its so needed, WHY have they waited until 2010 to demand it?
it's an attack on personal freedom and self responsiblity.
staph infection central

United States

#14 Jan 2, 2011
Yep wrote:
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oh, they can work around that ...
this flu shot demand is an OUTRAGE by Mission Hospital.
if its so needed, WHY have they waited until 2010 to demand it?
it's an attack on personal freedom and self responsiblity.
When my wife had breast cancer surgery there, she came home with a staph infection it took months to cure.
When a co-worker of mine went there for an emergency appendectomy, he was laid up for 2 weeks in ICU for a staph infection.
When another co-workers wife went in for a knee replacement, she got a staph infection so bad they had to remove her knee and she damn near lost her leg. She is on permanent disability because of that hopital to this day.

What Mission needs to worry about is cleaning the f-ing place up, not a flu shot.
Carlos

Asheville, NC

#15 Jan 2, 2011
porsche pilot wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Reasonable, I knew you were lurking. Still.
Yes I am always reasonable.
jimmy

Valdese, NC

#16 Jan 2, 2011
real smart wrote:
<quoted text>thank you, the 3 that were FIRED need to be applauded for not allowing themselves to be some jerk-off hospitals experiment.
maybe you can try not to include a 50 line post in your reply?
jimmy

Valdese, NC

#17 Jan 2, 2011
youpeepsarewack wrote:
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Nope, you don't get the shot you should be fired religious or not.
You SHOULD be ashamed to be a liberal. First, the 1st Amendment guarantees one not be forced to act against their religious beliefs. Second, the flu has Very little relevance in a hospital. FAR more people are harmed by inappropriate treatments and staph infections due to idiotic hospital policies. The "swine flu" is just another hoax (simply blown way out of proportion), like MMGW (an obvious fraud).
jimmy

Valdese, NC

#18 Jan 2, 2011
youpeepsarewack wrote:
This is just pathetic. It makes me ashamed to be a liberal. Once it was the right who was anti science. Now these dumb hippies with their uneducated assumptions about medicine and chemicals. Yup vaccines have side effects. Some really bad ones. The worst side effect for t
YOU need to take science classes. "Swine flu", while it was being hawked as SUPER DEADLY! OOOOOOOOOOOO!, caused FAR fewer deaths than the regular strains of flu. You are too stupid to look at reality w/o spin.

Vaccines are relevant for serious, debilitating diseases. The flu is not one, unless you are very old and\or quite infirm.

Grow up, Stalin.
jimmy

Valdese, NC

#19 Jan 2, 2011
HuhHuh wrote:
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LOL, can we get excused from the pat-down at TSA due to our "Religious Beliefs"?:D
A known terrorist support group, CAIR, advocates just that!
jimmy

Valdese, NC

#20 Jan 2, 2011
staph infection central wrote:
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Mission needs to worry about is cleaning the f-ing place up, not a flu shot.
You are exactly incorrect. Please let me explain. The reason for the increase in staph infections is exactly the OPPOSITE of what you think. The issue is natural selection and genetics. Look at a Lysol can and think about something: if it kills 99.99% of the germs listed, what's left? The only organisms left are those that are largely immune from chemicals we use. They used to have to compete for "food"...you just killed ALL the competition. Now they have all the "food" they need, and they reproduce AND you can't kill them with ordinary tactics. OOOPS. Man screwing himself over....AGAIN.

Now you might read this and say "pfft, yer uh idiot", but the fact of the matter is I'm right. A doctor with "Drs. Without Borders" said he sees no such problem in the 3rd world, because they are not over-sanitized and over medicated. Food for thought.

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