The whistleblower who went by the name Sarah shared her urgent attempt to keep her medical career amid a health authority that had gone crazy. She complied with the original Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine mandates, getting both doses to avoid termination. Sarah, who is based in Melbourne in Victoria state, deliberated about her options and agreed to get vaccinated due to her enthusiasm about her work.
However, she eventually became pregnant and managed to learn about the side effects of primary vaccine doses. She sought expert medical advice about her condition and, pending that advice, refused to get a COVID-19 booster dose. Now, Sarah faces termination unless she gets injected with the booster before a non-negotiable deadline.
"I think it's really concerning that you have senior nurses who know the positions, who know the role, who are willing to work and rather than, in my case, wait a few weeks, maybe a month for me to sort out the whole process of getting [vaccinated], rather than wait that month the hospital is happy to go through the process of terminating me," she stated.
According to the senior nurse, she received a notice informing of disciplinary action – possible resulting in the termination of her employment – if she continues to refuse the booster.
"I've worked for 10 years and it's never been harder to be a nurse," Sarah said. "To put it into perspective, my particular ward has lost quite a large number of nurses. Some of those are due to [the] mandates, [and] some of them are due to staff burnout."
"Nurses don't want to work when they don't have people to work with when the workload is just getting heavier."
Sarah continued that she knows of other nurses who expressed disappointment after being terminated due to noncompliance with the vaccine mandate. These nurses laid off due to their vaccination status were ready, willing and able to work.
Dr. Gabriel Blecher, deputy director of emergency medicine at Monash Health in Melbourne, said healthcare workers are struggling and "sick of working in hospitals."
"I think a lot of people are unaware of how bad it is until they actually need to seek care," he told SBS News. "There doesn't seem to be an uproar amongst the general public, because it's a small proportion that seeks help and suffers all the problems of the system.
"I think a lot of people are unaware of how bad it is until they actually need to seek care. Until they come into an emergency department, or are trying to make an appointment with anyone, or call an ambulance, they wouldn't realize how bad things are.
"Nurses are leaving us faster than we can hire. Every area in the hospital, we've got deficits. We're funded for however many people and we can't recruit up to that number. "There aren't enough doctors and nurses or allied health; there's a shortage everywhere."
Back in July 2022, nurses in the southernmost Australian state of Tasmania went on strike over pay and conditions.
Emily Shepherd, secretary of the Tasmania branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, said the strike had "sent a message to the government – to provide nurses and midwives with the staff and resources that they need to be able to provide safer quality care." (Related: Hospital nurses in New York strike over inadequate staffing amid coronavirus.)
According to Shepherd, nurses had been "extremely patient over the two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, working at 200 per cent with inadequate resources."
Watch the video below to find out why nurses are willing to give up their careers rather than submit to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
This video is from the Truth or Consequences channel on Brighteon.com.