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Catholic nurse with a possible allergy sues Boston Medical Center for firing her after she refused to get Covid-19 shots

A former RN at Boston Medical Center yesterday sued the hospital for firing her last year after she refused to comply with its requirement that all employees be vaccinated against Covid-19.

In her suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Laura Dyer of Arlington says her Oct. 15, 2021 firing violated her religious-freedom and due-process rights because she has "a sincerely held religious belief" against Covid-19 vaccination in particular and because the hospital refused to engage in "an interactive process in efforts to reasonably accommodate her religious beliefs that prohibit him from being injected with the products advertised as COVID-19 vaccines."

She says the hospital also discriminated against her under federal disability law by rejecting her argument that an adverse reaction to an earlier flu shot - "soreness, dizziness, shortness of breath" - indicates she might be allergic to polysorbate and polyethylene glycol and so was at particular risk from Covid-19 vaccines. The two substances are stabilizers that are commonly mixed with the active ingredients in vaccines.

Also, Covid-19 vaccines, just don't really work, she argues. At one point, the complaint refers to Pfizer's vaccine in quotation marks.

Dyer is represented by Amherst attorney Peter Vickery, who has filed similar suits on behalf of several other Boston Medical Center nurses in recent weeks. Unlike with his other clients, however, his filings in Dyer's case do not include a detailed description of her specific religious beliefs against Covid-19 vaccination.

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and put them in front of one judge, who can issue one, curt, two-word ruling to dismiss them all at once?

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"Go pound sand" is three words though.

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It happened when several students at one school sued over online classes (Suffolk, for example).

Thou shalt not receive inoculations. An inoculation is an abomination.

This is immediately followed by and related to:

Thou shalt follow the scent of money.

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Either that, or there's some interesting personal pronoun use going on here:

Defendant failed to engage with Plaintiff in an interactive process in efforts to reasonably accommodate her religious beliefs that prohibit him from being injected with the products advertised as COVID-19 vaccines.

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And, just what is a good Catholic?

@anon and @anon. The suspense is killing me. What is a good Catholic?

To me it is one who has been baptized and confirmed, then either gets married, (The marriage stuff is optional in the US it seems ;) ), joins the priesthood or takes vows to dedicate her life to religious service, typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the enclosure of a monastery or convent then dies and is buried with a Catholic ceremony is a good Catholic. Very explicit rules go into being a good Catholic. The morality piece (Good or Evil life) should be self evident.