A health care worker in North Carolina said he’s preparing to quit his job after President Joe Biden’s ultimatum to withhold funding from nursing home facilities that don’t mandate vaccines.
On Aug. 18, Biden announced his plan to deny Medicare and Medicaid funding to nursing home facilities if they don’t require their employees to get vaccinated.
It was reported that the new policy would apply to over 15,000 nursing home facilities in the United States that employ 1.3 million workers who serve 1.6 million residents.
Bret Somers said he’s been on the COVID frontline since “day one,” and he will say “hell no” to the jab.
“My plan is to remain healthy and survive,” Somers said. “I had COVID, tested positive. I did not get it at work. I got it when I took a week off. I had a bit of a sore throat for a few days, and stomach cramps for a week. I also—while I had COVID—shoveled 8,000 pounds of dirt and gravel. If that sounds ‘death bed,’ I think I can handle it.”
He knows quitting is in his future, he said.
“I’ve yet to get a satisfactory response to why anyone would care what I do if the other person is vaccinated and wearing a mask, if it’s so effective,” he said. “Another person’s rights and desires end at my integumentary system. Period. That’s not negotiable.”
According to OpenVAERS on Tuesday, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) has recorded 13,627 post-COVID vaccine reported deaths and 55,821 post-COVID vaccines reported hospitalizations. However, “VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness,” according to a disclaimer.
The Nuremberg Code
Not only is it a violation of the Nuremberg Code, but it’s also a violation of human rights, “and it’s a violation of me,” he said.
The Nuremberg Code, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, was formed in August 1947 in Nuremberg, Germany, where American judges presiding over Nazi doctors who had conducted unethical human experimentation wrote the code to prevent future atrocities.
The code provides a model for current medical ethics to guarantee the rights of the individual in medical research.
There are 10 tenets to the code, one of which being: “No experiment should be conducted where there is a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.”
Questioning the COVID-19 Narrative
The United States government is broken, Somers said, and if a person questions the COVID-19 narrative at this point, they could be classified as a “domestic terrorist.”
The National Security Council’s June 2021 “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism” report (pdf) states that “domestic violent extremists” who are motivated by questioning the 2020 election or the “conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic” could engage in violence.
In no way, Somers said, has he ever encouraged violence, and yet, what he called the “propagandized and politicized narrative” takes anyone who questions the narrative and has them framed within this allegation.
It’s All Connected
“Our society is like a Monet painting,” Somers said. “When you are standing too close, you just see a bunch of dots. This issue, that issue, and then another issue. But when you stand back and look at the whole picture, it’s very clearly a woman sitting by the pond having a picnic.”
The next dot to connect to the whole picture, Somers said he fears, is “brute force.”
“Now, they may take a step back, but after that, they will take two steps forward, and I don’t care what the consequences are of me not taking the vaccine: I’m not taking it,” Somers said. “If it’s a bullet to the head or the vaccine, I’ll take the bullet.”
The whole picture that’s forming as he takes his own step back and observes, he said, is a picture not of a woman by a pond having a picnic, but a portrait of fascism.
“And as sure as I’m standing here, it’s wrong,” Somers said.
Isabel van Brugen contributed to this report.