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    Second Alaska Native corporation to fire employees who decline COVID shots

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    An email sent May 14 to all staff of the Norton Sound Health Corporation puts its 700 employees on notice that they are now required to submit to a COVID shot as a condition of employment.

    Norton Sound Regional Hospital’s long term care facility.

    Issued by CEO Angie Gorn, the email states that the new policy applies to all board members, employees, contractors, students and volunteers associated with the NSHC. Failure to submit to the experimental injection will result in termination of employment unless a medical exemption is approved by the Native corporation’s own medical director. There are no religious exemptions.

    The policy was announced less than a month after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warned that employers who mandate COVID shots could be held liable for ensuing adverse reactions experienced by employees.

    A tribally owned nonprofit health care organization, the NSHC was founded in 1970 to provide health care for the Inupiat, Siberian Yup’ik and Yu’pik people of Alaska’s Bering Strait region. It is governed by a 22-member board that oversees the Norton Sound Regional Hospital as well as 15 village clinics. About 72% of the corporation’s employees are Alaska Native.

    Angie Gorn, CEO of NSHC

    The email sent by Gorn acknowledges that the corporation has kept hospitalization rates low throughout the past year, while experiencing zero deaths. Regardless, the new policy mandating vaccines took effect May 17.

    “All existing board members, employees, contractors, students, and volunteers will have 30 days to take the COVID-19 Vaccine and any CDC recommended Covid-19 Booster Vaccines moving forward,” Gorn states. “There will be no religious exemptions granted.”

    She then clarifies that employees who haven’t received their COVID injections have until June 14 to show proof of their first dose.

    “Any employee who remains unvaccinated by Monday, June 14, 2021, will be placed on unpaid admin leave for a period of 30 days,” Gorn continued. “During this wait period, NSHC will not pay for any housing, bonuses, reimbursements, or incidentals on behalf of the employee. Failure to comply with the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy after 30 days, will result in termination of employment (unless a medical exemption is granted).”

    No court has ever upheld a mandate for an EUA vaccine.

    The policy applies to new hires as well as any new or existing contractors, volunteers or students.

    A flyer produced by the corporation to address concerns about COVID-19 shots includes a frequently asked questions section answered by NSHC Medical Director Dr. Mark Peterson.

    It suggests that the rationale behind the mandatory vaccines is to achieve herd immunity.

    “COVID-19 is not going away. It’s going to be around for years to come and will still be potentially deadly to those who get infected with it,” Peterson asserts. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against severe illness and death from COVID-19 and to prevent you from spreading it to others who are unvaccinated.”

    While noting that the region is now 60% vaccinated Peterson goes on to claim that the non-vaxxed “continue to be at risk” despite Gorn’s acknowledgment that the region has experienced “zero deaths.”

    While a number of businesses, including several in Alaska, are now coercing employees into taking COVID injections, they may be on thin legal ice since all COVID vaccines are still unapproved by the FDA and only authorized for Emergency Use Authorization. EUA products are by definition experimental and therefore people have a right to decline them, according to federal law. Lawsuits are already underway challenging mandatory vaccines for COVID.

    In 2003, a federal court ruled that the U.S. military could not mandate EUA anthrax vaccines to soldiers. The court maintained that the government “cannot demand that members of the armed forces also serve as guinea pigs for experimental drugs. No court has ever upheld a mandate for an EUA vaccine.

    In addition, the Nuremberg Code, which is the foundation of modern ethical medicine, states that no one may be coerced to participate in a medical experiment. Consent is “absolutely essential.”

    TAKING ACTION

    • Click here to contact NSHC Board of Directors.
    • Contact NSHC CEO Angie Gorn at (907) 434-1927 or by email at agorn@nshcorp.org.
    • Click here to learn more about the legal right to refuse COVID vaccines.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    38 Comments

    1. The native corps need to go away. They’re not benefiting anybody all they do is suck the lifeblood and money out of the people they claim to represent

    2. Good grief. So in addition to Delta, other companies and now two native corporations are thumbing their nose at the United States constitution and the Nuremberg code and trying to force a vaccine that still only has experimental status.
      One would hope there would be outrage & lawsuits but it is also likely too many people just don’t care about this being unconstitutional, nor of the precedent set for completely ignoring and disregarding the constitution in other things as well. T does not bode well on many levels.

    3. Coercion is a tactic used by terrorists. . .
      We can now label this Native Corp as a Terrorist organization that resorts to coercion and does not respect “My Body My Choice” (unless you murder babies) and assumes ownership over it’s employees bodies.
      I’d hope all their employees quit.. but there are too many sheep in this city.
      -God Bless the Repulic!

    4. This policy is outrageous, unethical, and unconstitutional! These people should be ashamed for forcing an experimental vaccine on their employees! Where’s our Governor, Legislature, and Attorney General while this sort of illegal tyrannical mandate is being imposed on Alaskans! A Class Action Lawsuit needs to be filed immediately requesting a Court Injunction!

    5. unlawful, it isn’t even approved as several have already said. Where are the lawyers who will fight for the people? no one can require a person to enter a medical trial nor take an unapproved medical procedure.

      • Yes, where is the lawyer! They tried bribing me with 4000$ and tried to have me give up liability! Man I wish I took a picture of that document before I said no!

    6. I am glad Covid19 came around cause it really revealed all the fakers. It Native peoples are still as smart as their great great great grandparents, covid19 would had revealed how many socialism characteristics the community picked up from the last 50 years raising the children even more government dependent than the generation before them. What Native entities are doing isnt even socialism. Telling someone they can’t work without adherence to something like a vaccine or pledging allegiance to a country’s leader, Thats communism. Well at least covid19 has revealed what few others known all along Native communities were Americas little socialist experiment that successfully turned an entire community communist. I am sure employees will get the shot, if they hadnt recieved it already. They been employed long enough to already be indoctrinated, and they need their well paid government funded job.

      • Ever since the vaccine came out all employees we’re strongly encouraged to get it. There was even an NSHC nurse at the post office asking everyone that walked into the building if they had their shot trying to sell the dam thing!

    7. Sold their souls to Satan,,,, All who are pushing this experimental poison are no better than the Bastard Nazis,,, =Do you hear me Gov Dunleavy and Franklin Jesus would take the shot Graham……. And dont believe this bullshit about the Big PFD he is spouting its all a psychological end around….

    8. Which Fed is approving money for the CEO to spend as she see fit? Or is it our very own state med? Things to ponder.

    9. 1. She doesn’t look native at all;
      2. No one is allowed to ask you your medical history/status;
      3. No one can force you to go against your religious convictions;
      4. The “vaccine” is experimental, with many nasty side effects including death.

    10. More craziness, plus wear your diaper on your face.
      It’s My Life not yours, Don’t tell me how to live.
      Big yes, let’s hope they get sued

    11. I, as an Alaskan Native, would not walk on melted ice without snowshoes…..common sense is the gift that has allowed people in our area to live as we have for many generations…I Love that politics did not factor in our decision to be careful and live with common sense….Inupiaqs will survive….come live and love with us…

    12. If the native corporation employees who don’t want to take the inhibitors unite and file civil rights violations in state Supreme Court they will win and the corporation will suffer heavy financial losses

    13. There is nothing new under the sun. The Tribal leaders did the same thing when the smallpox blankets were handed out to their families.. Just getting their share.,.

    14. ALASKA,, YOU HAVE NO VOTE AS LONG AS THE CHINESE COMMUNIST OWNED DOMINION VOTING MACHINES ARE INFECTING OUR MOST SACRED RIGHT!!!!!!! THOSE IN OUR GOVT WHO GOT VOTED IN AND OUR DOING JUST THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY CAMPAIGNED ARE TREASONOUS SOLD OUT WHORES THAT ARE DESTROYING OUR CONSTITUTION, SANITY STARTS WITH ONE MAN ONE VOTE AND VOTING IN PERSON WITH ID. THIS COMMUNIST INFECTION NEEDS CUT OUT AND NO MORE MAIL IN AND DAYS AND WEEKS OF EXTENDED COUNTING SO THE BASTARDS CAN CHEAT BULLSHIT HAS TO STOP, SLEDGEHAMMERS TO THESE DOMINION MACHINES AND JAILING THOSE WHO HAD THEM INSTALLED STARTS THE HEALING OF OUR CONSTITUTION…… OATHKEEPERS STAND ITS ON US…. YOU KNOW THAT……..

    15. School teacher’s unions wet dream to force everyone to be vaxxed, their word is “immunized”. Communists!

    16. Wow, how brazen! Obviously the directors have not considered the consequences of this action or their legal counsel is very inept, or they dont have one.

    17. Excellent article. Well researched
      It is regrettable people are quick to be scared of a flu and give up all intelligent thought, ethics as a human being, and freedom.
      Dr Mengele himself would be shocked

    18. I honestly hope that any and all company/corporation that pushes this seemingly unlawful BS goes bankrupt after all employees take a stand with their own personal beliefs and quit.

      This is absolutely unnecessary and completely ignorant. To push ones future employment over a personal choice that should never have gone this far.

    19. A GEORGIA JUDGE TODAY BLEW THE DOMINION FRAUD SOLD OUT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS A CRIPPLING BLOW BY ALLOWING MORE INVESTIGATION ON THE CRIME,,, THOSE OFFICIALS IN ALASKA BESS CHANGE THEIR DRAWERS AS IT COMIN FOR YOU…. NOTHING CAN STOP THIS,,,,, AND YES ALL IN OUR SENATE AND LEGISLATURE FOR FAILURE TO FOLLOW YOUR OATHS WHEN WE WERE ATTACKED BY FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTION BY HIDING YOUR COWARD ASS HEADS IN THE SAND WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE,,, THIS FOLKS WAS TREASON…….

    20. DEATH PENALTY TO ANY DOCTOR OR POLITICIAN THAT COERCES A CHILD TO BE INJECTED WITH THIS EXPERIMENTAL POISON CALLED A VACCINE.

    21. Exactly which Alaska Native Corporation owns Norton Sound Health Corporation? Before you start slamming Native corporations for your own benefit, you need to get your fact straight……. Norton Sound is not affiliated with any Native Corporation but is a non-profit ran for the Nome area…….

    22. The decision makers will probably be held to account for usurping the US Constitution. This is the United States of America. There may be stiff penalties for usurping the US Constitution that should give them pause. The republic is being restored to the people. These businesses will have accountability if bad health effects occur as a result.

    23. If they believe the vaccine works, then the ones who get it are ‘safe’ (by their constrained definition of that religion). Those who DON’T want the vaccination, then, are the only ones who could hypothetically, be at risk. So everyone who wants to be protected by their vax god IS, those who don’t want it are only at ‘risk’, knowingly, by all the others who ALSO don’t want it. This is a case of pushing an insidious agenda under the guise of ‘safety’ after all other ad hominem’s and distorted rationale to push a behavioral compliance syllabus has lost it’s justification (an available vaccination). Now: They are implementing this perverse ideology with the ONLY defense of ‘protecting YOU from YOURSELF’. Pure political purging. This is grotesque – especially if, among you who can THINK, you image the potential variables and abuses that arise from this. Every gun control philosophy is rooted in this obscene fascist mentality. Delta, AIH, NSHC would have fit in well with pre-WW2 Germany implements purposed toward the rise of that dictator.

    24. When you are handed the literature about the risks from the “vaccine”, see if there is a mention of the possibility of an adverse reaction known as a “cytokine storm”. It would occur when the inoculated individual encounters the virus later when it is circulating in the population. It is an overreaction brought about by antibody dependent enhancement or “ADE”. It was not mentioned in the packet I just reviewed.

    25. Another corrupt demon that ought to be convicted of attempted genocide. Nuremburg people! “Speedy Trial, death penalty.” She is trying to cull the Native Alaskan Population! God above will Judge her accordingly. God wins. NCSWIC.

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