An employee of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), who has asked to remain nameless in fear of retribution, has revealed that the labs are running a “coercion campaign to force employees to take the covid shot.”
The employee forwarded multiple emails and correspondences from LANL, pushing the COVID-19 shot. If employees choose not to be inoculated, the labs state, “All workers who do not have a vaccination card on file with Occupational Medicine are subject to periodic COVID testing.”
“COVID tests will be required for unvaccinated workers even if currently teleworking,” the guideline reads, adding, “In the past, the Laboratory has experienced a significant number of missed appointments for COVID tests.” If employees receive a message with the subject line, “WeCare COVID-19 Testing Instructions,” then “that is your notification that you are scheduled for a COVID test. You are required to report for the COVID test at that time unless you are able to make alternative arrangements with Occupational Medicine.”
The guideline makes clear that “Failure to make your appointment will be treated as a disciplinary offense.”
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) acting administer Charles P. Verdon sent a letter to employees on Monday, May 17, telling them that the Department of Energy “strongly encourages all employees to get vaccinated with an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.”
The employee alleges that the guidelines by NNSA and LANL “violate the Nuremberg Code,” a set of research ethics principles for human experimentation during the Nuremberg trials after the Second World War. The individual notes that since none of the COVID-19 shots are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and only provisionally released under emergency use authorization, the pushing of the fairly new inoculation is unethical.
The Nuremberg Code states explicitly that “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.” If an individual is allegedly being “coerced” into getting the shot, it is unethical.
The revelations from LANL shine a light on the other instances where employees are being coerced or forced to take the vaccine, such as in Doña Ana County, where employees are now required to take the shot. The County wrote in a memorandum that all new employees “are required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.”
In March, a Doña Ana Detention Center employee filed a lawsuit, the first of its kind in the United States, claiming the detention center threatened to fire him if he did not take the COVID-19 vaccine.