To: Medical Societies, Hospitals, Clinics, and Other Healthcare Facilities
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is very concerned about the growing number of facilities that are firing workers who decline to take the experimental COVID-19 vaccines, and the growing number of healthcare-related organizations encouraging them to do so.
Although medical exemptions are supposedly allowed, very few of these are granted.
Workers who have bills to pay and families to support are facing the brutal choice: accept the jab or become unemployed. Long-standing loyal, dedicated, courageous service makes no difference.
AAPS makes the following observations:
- All of the COVID-19 injections are experimental. Clinical trials are ongoing and not scheduled for completion before the end of 2022. The only product “approved” by the FDA is labeled Comirnaty. It is said to have the same formulation as the Pfizer version, but the products are legally distinct. Comirnaty is not generally available at present, and the Pfizer product is available only under an extended Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
- The Comirnaty approval comes with a requirement to do post-marketing studies, especially for the FDA-acknowledged risk of myocarditis. These require 5-year follow-up (until 2027).
- Many healthcare workers, especially those who have heroically worked through the pandemic, already have natural immunity. FDA’s refusal to acknowledge this and provide for recognition of immunity status through history or antibody status is not evidence-based.
- Current vaccines are designed to attenuate symptoms, not to impede transmission, and there is no evidence that they keep the vaccinated person from infecting others.
- Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant were, as is customary and with good reason, excluded from clinical trials.
- The FDA-approved Comirnaty package insert reads: “13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility. COMIRNATY has not been evaluated for the potential to cause carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, or impairment of male fertility.”
- Long-term adverse effects of these and other types cannot be ruled out.
- An unprecedented number of serious events have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)—as of Aug 20, these include: 13,627 deaths, 5,093 myocarditis/pericarditis, 17,794 permanent disabilities, and 1,671 miscarriages.
- As far as we know, no employers are offering screening for post-vaccination myocarditis, long-term disability insurance, or full coverage of medical expenses for adverse events.
- Serious nursing shortages are already affecting patient care. If significant numbers refuse to accept the shots, or become disabled after getting them, patient care will suffer further.
- The impact on medical careers will fall disproportionately on minorities, especially blacks, because they are more likely to decline the shots, as explained by molecular biologist Dr. Christina Parks.
We therefore call upon employers including the federal government to rescind all mandates for employees to receive COVID-19 vaccines and instead require fully informed consent, including any compensation that may be available for adverse events—or lack of same. Facilities should instead focus on effective methods of reducing contagion: improved ventilation and air disinfection; use of iodinated mouthwashes or nasal spray; immune support such as adequate vitamin D3 and zinc; and prophylactic medications by at-risk persons.
Medical organizations should withdraw their support for coerced vaccination and demand expanded research into contagion control. They should support prophylactic or early treatment for COVID-19, based on the patient-physician relationship, free and open discussion, and informed consent. They should demand full transparency about adverse events and autopsies of persons dying in association with vaccination.