Source: Jack Bingham
‘If an employee is required to receive the vaccine or some other medical treatment as a condition of employment and it causes that person harm, our citizens need to know they’ll have some recourse that will provide them with meaningful relief,’ said State Sen. Rob Standridge.
OKLAHOMA CITY (LifeSiteNews) – An Oklahoma state senator has introduced a bill that would hold employers financially liable for each injury caused by enforcing a vaccine mandate.
On Friday, State Sen. Rob Standridge introduced Oklahoma’s Senate Bill 1106, the “Citizen Health Mandate Protection Act.” The bill is aimed at both the private and public sectors and seeks to hold all employers financially liable for a minimum of 1 million dollars for each injury resulting from a vaccine or other medical treatment that was mandated as a condition of employment.
The bill would also apply to employers who enforce President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate that seeks to require any businesses with more than 100 employees to impose a vaccine mandate for its workers.
“Many Oklahomans may not know that COVID-19 vaccines have already been given liability protection from the federal government,” Standridge said.
“If an employee is required to receive the vaccine or some other medical treatment as a condition of employment and it causes that person harm, our citizens need to know they’ll have some recourse that will provide them with meaningful relief. That’s what my legislation will do.”
As Standridge mentioned, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar invoked the 2005 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act in February, providing legal immunity to COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer and Moderna. This means that even if serious injury or death occurs, these companies cannot be sued for financial compensation. The immunity for these companies currently lasts until 2024.
With this in mind, Standridge penned in his bill, “An employer subject to a claim made pursuant to the Citizen Health Mandate Protection Act shall not have the limitations of liability or immunity provided by the Governmental Tort Claims Act or the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act” and “upon a finding of liability after a claim, the employer shall automatically be subject to punitive damages. The minimum award for punitive damages shall be One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00).”
This is not the first time Oklahoma has taken direct action to oppose vaccine coercion and defend the long-standing principles of personal autonomy and informed medical consent.
Earlier this month, Oklahoma’s Republican governor Kevin Stitt wrote a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Defense rebuking the vaccine mandate being imposed on National Guardsmen in his state.
“I am writing to request that the Department of Defense immediately consider suspending the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for national guardsmen in Oklahoma,” Stitt wrote. `
“This mandate violates the personal freedoms of many Oklahomans, as it asks them to potentially sacrifice their personal beliefs in order to not lose their jobs,” he continued.
“All of our national guardsmen take this calling very seriously. These are patriotic citizens who are willing to put their lives on the line to protect others in our communities during times of greatest need.”
Going further on the issue, Oklahoma’s National Guard Adjutant Gen. Thomas Mancino sent a memo to the federal government on November 11 rejecting the mandate on behalf of his workers, declaring, “I hereby order that no Oklahoman Guardsmen be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine, notwithstanding any other Federal requirement.”
Further, the vaccinations have been linked to millions of injuries and thousands of deaths worldwide, according to data from the World Health Organization, the European Union, and America’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA.
While causation is not explicitly confirmed through the VAERS reporting system, neither can it be presumed that all side effects are reported. One study in 2010 found that “fewer than 1% of vaccine injuries” are reported to VAERS, suggesting the actual numbers of deaths and injuries related to the COVID jabs are significantly higher than the already staggering 18,461 deaths and 875,653 adverse effects.