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    15,900 Alaska federal employees must get COVID jab or wear masks and take tests

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    Nearly 16,000 civilian Alaskans who are employed by the federal government are now being ordered to attest that they have submitted to an experimental COVID shot, and mandates for military personnel may be forthcoming.

    According to new rules announced on July 29 by President Joe Biden, federal employees who decline the COVID jab will be “required to wear a mask on the job no matter their geographic location, physically distance from all other employees and visitors, comply with a weekly or twice weekly screening testing requirement, and be subject to restrictions on official travel.”

    These rules apply to more than 4 million federal employees, including nearly 16,000 in Alaska. Additionally, the rules will apply to onsite contractors.

    “President Biden is directing his team to take steps to apply similar standards to all federal contractors,” a fact sheet from the White House states. “The Administration will encourage employers across the private sector to follow this strong model.”

    Biden also announced that he is directing the Department of Defense to look into how and when they will add COVID-19 injections to the list of required shots for members of the military. According to the Defense Manpower Data Center, as of March 2021 Alaska had more than 20,000 active duty soldiers and another 4,700 in the National Guard and Reserve.

    Earlier this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs imposed a mandate requiring their health care providers and personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Biden’s announcement is the latest in a series of moves by entities that are threatened or coercing Alaska employees who decline the experimental COVID injection. In May, the tribally owned Norton Sound Health Corporation put 700 employees on notice that they are required to submit to a COVID shot as a condition of employment. Similarly, employees of the Bering Straits Native Corporation, including those who work for its many subsidiary companies across Alaska, must get a COVID injection by Aug. 1. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has ordered its employees to be “fully vaccinated” by Oct. 15.

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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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    21 Comments

    1. Get the shot and you still have to wear the diaper mask.
      Makes No since
      Just more controlling of the Sheep. We need to stand up to this Bull Crap.
      No shot for me. Heres we’re the rubber meets the road.
      No shot or quit or become a sheep. Yes it will be hard. But we, your neighbors your church are others will be there for you.
      Alaskans standing together
      Pray

        • Lol it’s the .0004 chance “hill to die on”. Your snarky condescending remarks aren’t likely to change hearts. I’m sorry that you were duped into being a guinea pig. We all make mistakes in life. Best of luck to you, and mask up and stay inside. We will let you know if anything exciting happens as we all live free from fear.

      • I’m with ya! Stand together or fall, apart. They have forgotten one thing. Many of us are fighting not only for our freedom and rights, but our children’s, grandchildren, and in my case, great grandchildren. Gunpowder doesn’t get less dangerous with age, does it?. Too bad we couldn’t disavow the SDGs and ESGs and every other agreement, treatise, ect from ICLIE and every environmental agreement internationally made through the artic council or otherwise. UNIVERSALLY AND GLOBALLY WITHDRAW FROM ONE AND ALL! Otherwise it won’t work.

    2. The government employers never made this big of deal over vaccine resistant employees who were not vaccinated for Influenza, Polio, Measles, and Chicken pox.
      How many Americans been running around unvaccinated before the Wuhan virus even existed. Yet! Skeptical Americans over vaccines, their skepticism never kept their employers from hiring them before 2021. So why start now discriminating agianst Americans reluctant taking the shots. How many of those hadnt had a vaccine all their life. Why would they start injecting themselves with foreign substances now after Wuhan virus.

      I bet these government leaders as Fauchi knows something about the covid shots we don’t know.

      • You’re conveniently forgetting that measles and polio have been virtually eliminated in the US thanks to mandatory vaccinations. You’re also neglecting to mention that influenza is not nearly as deadly nor contagious as covid.

        • Measles and polio were already on the decline prior to vaccines. I’d also like to point out the most of today’s polio cases are caused from faulty vaccines. I encourage you to do more research, specifically regarding polio and DDT poisoning.

          You’re correct about the flu though, isn’t it crazy that we had hardly a case of influenza last year. It’s like a miracle!

          But by all means, rush out and get the experimental jab. I think I’ll stay in the “control group” with my .0004 chance of death from covid (ps… I’ve had Covid, so save your death threats).

          Good day!

          • How is it that your reported chance of dieing from Covid changes with every post you make? The data hasn’t changed that quickly. Do you have a citation for your .0004 chance of death from Covid? 1 out of every 500 Americans died from Covid in the last 16 months.

            As an American, I am saddened by this statistic, and saddened by those who refuse to take the deaths of their fellow Americans seriously. And even more saddened by those who take pride in their callous attitude toward death.

            I have no fear for myself. I appreciate your concern, but I spend my days mountain-biking and my weekends hiking. I’m enjoying life, don’t worry about me! But like many of us, I have elderly people in my life as well, and I am concerned for their safety.

    3. When you have the biggest software genius ie. bill gates and dr. fascist fauchi helping make a vaccine. Then dr. fascist fauchi along with the chinese communist party making the covid virus at the same time as the new 5g network! They are up to something no good and I don’t trust them period. Trump had all the time in the world to fire fauchi or arrest him way before his term was over. I just wonder why he didn’t. I guess that you can say that I’m skeptical about the whole thing.

        • Fred, seriously. Did you not get enough hugs as a child? Might I suggest a hobby? Maybe take a hike, or try your hand fishing? There are so many ways that you could spend your day than being a miserable troll!

          • I appreciate your concern! But it is evening, and I have already spent hours outside enjoying our beautiful weather! You are quite active, though.

            Hugs!

    4. Well, I would part company with the government at that point. I wonder why their employee unions are not sticking up for them.
      Here is a list of conditions any sensible person should present to an employer who is requiring them to be vaccinated:
      To whom it may concern,
      I hereby inform you of my conditions with regard to the matter of any required COVID vaccinations, and my desire to be fully informed and apprised of ALL facts about the vaccine before going ahead with it. I require that you provide the following information, in accordance with statutory legal requirements as an American citizen:
      1. please advise me of the approved legal status of the vaccine, that it has been fully, independently and rigorously tested against control groups, and provide me with the subsequent outcomes of those tests;
      2. please provide the full list of contents of the vaccine so I know that there are no are toxins which can adversely affect my body;
      3. please provide proof that the vaccines contain no elements from aborted babies, as this would violate my religious beliefs;
      4. please provide a list of any adverse reactions which those who have has the various courses of the vaccines have suffered since they were vaccinated;
      5. please confirm that the vaccine you are advocating is NOT an experimental mRNA gene altering therapy;
      6. please confirm that I will not be under any duress from any authority such as my employer, as this would violate the Nuremberg Code which prohibits experimental testing of drugs upon unwilling subjects;
      7. please inform me, with data, regarding the overall potential effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting me from contracting COVID 19 as compared to those who have not taken it, and those who have acquired herd immunity after having COVID.

      Should I receive the above information and I am satisfied that there is NO threat to my health, I will accept your the vaccine, but only with the following conditions:
      a. the offer must be signed by a fully qualified doctor who is willing to take full legal and financial responsibility for any
      injuries that I may incur should I accept the vaccine;
      b. In the event that I should decline the offer of vaccination, please confirm that this decision will not
      compromise my position and that I will not suffer prejudice, harassment or any form of discrimination as a result.

    5. Employee Health Policies
      Employer Liability Acceptance Form

      I, COMPANY OFFICIALS NAME: ____________________________ , as an official representative of COMPANY NAME:
      _____________________________________ in the official company capacity of JOB TITLE:
      _________________________________________ charged with the duty of executing said company’s employee health
      policies, which may include company policies potentially harmful to employee including the use of, coercion, bribery or
      any threat of loss of employment and income, or any other means of coercion, hereby state that I fully understand the
      actions I am taking, and that I ACCEPT FULL LEGAL, FINANCIAL AND HEALTH CONDITION LIABILITY, both professionally
      and personally, for any and all damages affecting employee, which may arise as a result of my actions to enforce and
      execute said “Company” employee health policy, and hereby acknowledge that I am executing and enforcing said
      policies without providing employee proper information in order for the employee to offer any “informed consent.”
      “EMPLOYEE” shall include all under direct employment and all private “contractors” that fall under said company health
      policies being enforced.

      Liability for “forced or coerced” health policies will include, but are not limited to; forced masking, forced quarantine,
      forced house arrest, forced medical treatments of any kind, any forced vaccinations, inoculations, injections, whether
      approved by government agencies or not, related employee abuse or “shaming,” discrimination, or otherwise
      infringement upon employee Constitutionally protected Natural Rights, individual liberties, or Civil Liberties.

      COMPANY NAME: _____________________________________________________________________

      COMPANY HQ ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________

      COMPANY PRIMARY PHONE: ____________________________________________________________

      PRESIDENT/ CEO NAME: ________________________________________________________________

      COMPANY OFFICER: ___________________________________________________________________

      OFFICER HOME ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________

      OFFICER HOME PHONE: ___________________________ MOBILE PHONE _______________________

      DATE POLICY IS BEING FORCED UPON EMPLOYEE: __________________________________________

      I, the undersigned, responsible for executing and enforcing company health policies upon employee, without their
      “informed consent” and “against their will” fully understand the actions I am taking and that I am completely liable, on
      behalf of company and myself, for any adverse effects, losses to the health, financial or other well-being of employee,
      due to my actions today.

      SIGNED: ____________________________________ DATE: ______________________
      Both Professionally and Personally

    6. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that authorizes the FDA to grant emergency use authorization also requires the secretary of Health and Human Services to “ensure that individuals to whom the product is administered are informed … of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product.” 21 U.S. Code § 360bbb–3 – Authorization for medical products for use in emergencies

    7. I encourage all who are being mandated to file a complaint with the EEOC! If you have a sincerely held religious belief you can be exempted because this experimental biologic was developed by using fetal cells. I’m not saying that it contains fetal cells, but just the fact that it was developed using fetal cells is reason enough to make a claim for religious discrimination.

    8. My husband was just fired because he objected to his employer’s mask/vax policies. He has been teleworking since the pandemic started, but his work decided to try bringing everyone back to the office, despite recent “spikes” and the delta variant. He told them from the start back in 2020 that he objected to masks and that he has a medical condition (but not a disability to qualify under ADA). His work moved forward with implementing a policy of “masks for the unvaccinated” and “masks for all with high community transmission”, admitting that it was “legal” discrimination, and forcing people to provide proof of vaccination or submit to masking, PERSONAL travel restrictions, and arbitrary testing requirements, then removed his option to telework. He stood his ground, and he got fired. His work blames it on their need to comply with the city’s mandates, even though the city “doesn’t understand why everyone is so mad” because they removed the $25 fine for individuals (but retain the right to restrict businesses who are not enforcing their rules for them). We knew this was going to happen. The Juneau assembly doesn’t listen to it’s people.

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