Letter To Green Bay Hospitals and Business Leaders, 30 November 2021
Many of you may feel like you’re facing a dilemma with Covid vaccine mandates: You could follow the mandates in the hope of fighting Covid, but that denies people their right of medical choice and risks losing employees.
We, the undersigned healthcare workers and business leaders, appreciate you making the tough decisions for your employees and our community. We want to help by giving you reliable, up to date information on this complex, dynamic issue. Here are some questions we think you’ll want to answer.
1. Are vaccines as good as advertised? 1-3
Vaccines never have stopped the spread of Covid, but they have reduced serious infection and death. But viruses mutate and inevitably become resistant to vaccines. We see this with rising breakthrough infections and deaths from the delta variant among the vaccinated. Meanwhile, reports of serious vaccine reactions, including death, continue to rise. How far has the risk-benefit ratio shifted against vaccines? Does it make sense to mandate a questionable vaccine?
2. Is Covid fading?
Infection rates locally and around the world are dropping. (See graph 4.) Reports now describe the approach of herd immunity. Vaccines are to prevent future infection. As the pandemic winds down, at what point do vaccines cause more harm than good?
3. What can we learn from the growing opposition to mandates? 5-7
Trust in health authorities has crumbled under the constant strain of conflicting advice and obvious falsehoods, like denying natural immunity or claiming vaccines are totally safe. Several states attorneys general are fighting the mandate, and three federal courts have suspended it. Many corporations (several in our area) have said they will not enforce it. Local police and fire departments, doctors and other medical workers have chosen to refuse the vaccine and suffer the professional and financial consequences. Could it be that, despite government coercion and censorship, popular opinion is actually catching up to the science?
A physician proposing an operation must tell the patient the risks and potential benefits beforehand. Only then does the patient decide whether or not to proceed. So in medicine, at least, it is the patient’s consent that is mandatory, not the treatment.
We call upon you to suspend the vaccine mandate to allow time to gain a fuller understanding of this complex and ever-changing issue. Physicians for Freedom would like the opportunity to help you in any way we can. Soon this pandemic will be gone, but ruined careers, lost incomes, and bitter legal battles will live on.
1. “Experts Warn of Covid Vaccine Risks at FDA Hearing,” LifeSite News, 21 September 2021.
2. “Get Vaccinated and Still Get Covid-19,” American Society of Anesthesiologists Monitor, September 2021.
3. “Community Transmission and Viral Load…,” Lancet Infectious Disease, 29 October 2021.
4. “Tracking Coronavirus around the U.S.,” NPR Wisconsin Public Radio, 1 November 2021.
5. “A Review and Autopsy of Two COVID Immunity Studies,” Brownstone Institute, 2 November 2021.
6. “CDC Punishes Scientist for Dissenting Views About COVID Vaccines,” The Federalist.com, 28 April 2021.
7. “Natural Immunity and Covid-19: Twenty-Nine Scientific Studies to Share with Employers, Health Officials, and Politicians,” Brownstone Institute, 10 October 2021.
Melissa Allen, RN, Pre-Mandate Prevea Vascular Surgery Nursing Supervisor
Mark D. Brodhagen, DDS
Thomas L. Cain, MD
Joseph Chabot, DO
James Clemens, MD
Edward J. Coleman, MD
Charles Dais, Jr, MD, Physicians for Freedom
Carrie Dunlop, RN, BSN
Franz Iggler, MD, PhD
Daniel G. Koster, MD, EoMed, Physicians for Freedom
Joseph Leschke, MD, Physicians for Freedom
Serenity Mason, RN, BSN
Dana M. Pecho, RN, EoMed, Physicians for Freedom
Hans Rechsteiner, MD, Surgery Clinic of Spooner
Tracy N. Rentmeester, Med Asst., EoMed, Physicians for Freedom
Stacy Rutsch, RN, Acadia Healthcare, Physicians for Freedom
Amanda Schmidt, RN-ICU, Green Bay
Raymond Schneider, DDS
Andrew Scott, DDS, Echo Ridge Dental Clinic
Jenna Spude, DNP, APNP, Prevea Health, Physicians for Freedom
Aloys L. Tauscheck, MD, JD, Independent Physician / Attorney
Richard R. Tonelli, DDS
Scott Weslow, MD, Physicians for Freedom
Kevin Wilke, DDS, Wilke Orthodontics, Physicians for Freedom
Doug Yeatman, MD, Physicians for Freedom
Thomas Badciong, Retired COO, Board Member, Schreiber Foods, Physicians for Freedom
James M. Christensen, Retired CEO, Wisconsin Plastics, Inc.
Greg DeCaster, Badger Sheet Metal
Richard D. Egan, Retired Chairman, Little Rapids Corp.
Jim Greene, Owner, WG&R Furniture, Physicians for Freedom
Jim Growt, Retired Industrialist
Carl Kuehne, Chairman Veridocs, Retired CEO American Foods Group, Physicians for Freedom
John Landwehr, Business Owner
Louis LeCalsey III, President, S&L Development Corp.
John Lochner, Legacy Group of America Foundation, Physicians for Freedom
Peter Mancuso, Chairman, Lindquist Machine Corporation
Nick Murray, COO Red Line Plastics
David Nennig, Owner, Creative Hardscapes
James Ostrom, President, CEO, Milk Source
Daniel J. Pamperin, Business Member
Doug Reich, President, Anthony Capital Management, Physicians for Freedom
Peter G. Reines, Retired Business Owner
Marc W. Savard, Owner, Wildwood Farm, Physicians for Freedom
Scott Schumacher, GM, Square One Restorations, Physicians for Freedom
Thomas Schumacher, Former Owner, Services Plus
James R. Slade, Owner, Relevant Wash Equipment
Bruce Tielens, CEO, WEL Companies
Jay K. Tomcheck, Director, Red Line Plastics
Robert Toonen, Business Member
John Walczyk, Business Member, Physicians for Freedom
Robert Walczyk, Jr., Proko-Wall Funeral Home
Anne Wettstein, Owner, Human Resources Consulting
Ryan Wettstein, Owner, RAHM Pool & Spa Services
Colleen I. Weyers, Long-time insured, Humana Insurance