Statewide mask mandate dead: news report

By Guy Page

Even as legislative momentum for a statewide mask mandate is failing, Vermont’s largest private employer says Feb. 15 will be the last day of work onsite for unvaccinated workers.

Senate Pro Tem Becca Balint (D-Windham) reportedly threw in the towel on the statewide mask mandate she and House Speaker Jill Krowinski have both been pushing since the Legislature’s Special Session in November, according to a Jan. 19 VT Digger article.

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Sen. Becca Balint (at left behind podium with House Speaker Jill Krowinski) called for a statewide mask mandate at the Vermont Legislature’s Special Session in November. This week she reportedly said there is “no path forward.”

However, municipal action has shown only tepid support for a mask mandate. As of January 3, 20 towns and cities had adopted a public mask mandate, while 92 had indicated opposition, according to a Vermont Daily Chronicle survey.

This week, Balint reportedly said there is “no path forward,” and blamed Gov. Phil Scott for not taking executive action or backing the bill. However, committee chairs are said to be unenthusiastic about the statewide mandate.

A House bill was introduced earlier this month but as yet has gone nowhere in the Human Services Committee. A statewide mask mandate was reportedly discussed, without much enthusiasm, in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

Meanwhile, the University of Vermont Medical Center health network has given all unvaccinated employees a Feb. 15 deadline to get vaccinated or be approved for an exemption. After that date, they will not be allowed to work onsite, according to letter to employees from President Dr. John Brumstead.

“Until now, our Vermont affiliates have not mandated full vaccination,” Brumstead said. “The new VErmont vaccination policies are both compliant with and independent of the federal vaccine mandate for health care workers that has been subject to recent court action.” He then stated the new requirements and deadlines:

  1. All employees who have not done so already must submit proof of at least a single vaccination dose, and medical and religious exemption requests will be due, by January 27 (next Thursday.)
  1. After 15, employees will not be eligible to work onsite until they have provided initial proof of vaccination.

Brumstead left no doubt that the hospital is not only complying with the federal vax mandate for health care providers, it is also in agreement.

“Our network recently issued a public plea for Covid-19 vaccination that ended with these words: ‘Together, we can save lives.’ This is doubly true for you, as an employee of our health care system,” Brumstead said. “If you are not vaccinated against Covid-19, it’s time to do the right thing to protect our patients, our communities, and each other.”

UVMMC is currently short-staffed due to widespread transmission of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. It is unknown how many onsite workers will not be allowed to work after Feb. 15 for lack of vaccination.

Guy Page is publisher of the Vermont Daily Chronicle. Reprinted with permission.

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13 thoughts on “Statewide mask mandate dead: news report

  1. The UK government admits that vaccines have damaged the natural immune system of those who have been double-vaccinated.
    The UK government has admitted that once you have been double-vaccinated, you will never again be able to acquire full natural immunity to Covid variants – or possibly any other virus.
    So let’s watch the “real” pandemic begin now!

    We know that vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission of the virus, that vaccinated adults are now much more likely to be infected than unvaccinated ones. The British now find that the vaccine interferes with the body’s ability to make antibodies after infection not only against the spike protein but also against other parts of the virus. In particular, vaccinated people do not appear to form antibodies against the nucleocapsid protein, the envelope of the virus, which is a crucial part of the response in unvaccinated people.

    In the long term, the vaccinated are far more susceptible to any mutations in the spike protein, even if they have already been infected and cured once or more. The unvaccinated, on the other hand, will gain lasting, if not permanent, immunity to all strains of the alleged virus after being naturally infected with it even once.


    Fauci confirms that the PCR test cannot detect live viruses.
    Fauci confirms that neither the antigen test nor the PCR test can tell us whether someone is contagious or not!

    This invalidates all the foundations of the so-called pandemic. The PCR test was the only indication of a pandemic.

  2. “Heroes to Zeros the Speed of Light !

    So the same medical professionals who were labeled “heroes” when they treated those infected with Covid when no vaccine or treatment was available are now being told to submit to the unreliable “jab” or take a hike – Talk about being loyal to your employees !

    • YES……..AND A NOTE TO Dr. John Brumstead……[pass this to him please]

      HEY, DOC: It is logical for us to conclude that you yourself are personally a disgusting AUTHORITARIAN human being…… ALSO, in case your General Counsel has not made you aware of this….you are personally liable for all damages resulting from your actions….to and including massive damages for violation of your employee’s CIVIL RIGHTS and also those of your patients, which you violate “under color of law”. Bend over and get ready, Doc! Your “vaxx” is on the way
      and it’s wearing HOB-NAILED BOOTS.

    • When you look at UVM you look at the bottom of the barrel for integrity and human rights. Given the medical journals that have pointed out the dangers of the vax, you might think that medical institutions might take heed. But not UVM and not VT as a whole. They stick to the narrative no matter what.

  3. Recommended reading: “Overcoming the Covid-19 Darkness.”

    This tells how two doctors successfully treated 7,000 cases of Covid-19.
    Dr. Fauci and his cohorts knew all about this– we know this for certain. They deliberately suppressed it. When people learn the truth they’ll be mad as hell, and they should be.

    What really happened, as opposed to what VTDigger and VPR tell us that happened, is simply unbelievable.

    It’s a crying shame the our Governor and our DOH leader followed those who were intent on deceiving us. When will they wake up from this horrible crime?

    We don’t need guns to fight against these crimes against humanity; we only need people to know the truth. The power of their anger will make those who did this head for the hills. Already they sense what’s coming and they’re starting to say, “it wasn’t me, I was one of the good guys.” The only way they can stop this is by killing everyone, and there are just too many of us who, for the sake of our children’s children’s children, will not let this stand.

  4. Personally, I cannot believe that any medical professional could justify giving an experimental drug to children or pregnant women, let alone a company forcing it on employees (can you say coercion/Nuremberg code?).
    The statistics don’t lie and the lawyers are sharpening their pens.
    Note to HR dept: Get ready for the Armageddon of vaxx lawsuits.

    This is what happens when politicos and ceos try to play the current hobgoblin for power and profit.

  5. Vermont needs an audit. A 5 year audit like Hoyt says. Deep audit- bet they’d find much! The system is rigged and as long as Vermonters do not clean house, take back this state, make it recognizable again, the only change will be for the worse, then it already has become on many issues in this small state. The left is the rot & decay of a society. They close what crappy short term rehabs –open suboxane centers after given millions to combat opiod crisis, crimes are going up- overdoses, inner city out of staters sobs allowed to pour in and out as they please and these liberal sh*ts do nothing but scream for jabs and masks. Tell them to kiss my grits! While they ignoring everything else kovid has done to lives, from jobs to housing to emotional well being to education etc They are monsters. I would question Vermonts election process, voter fraud etc.

  6. Doing the bearest amount of research on ‘hypoxia’, prolonged oxygen deprivation, and safe levels of prolonged oxygen deprivation, and then the symptoms.
    One of the most CONVENIENT ones is that oxygen deprivation causes stupidity – direct link.
    And, its accumulative.
    So people and CHILDREN are getting dumber and dumber.
    I think its showing in the State House.
    Sounds like a good, healthy State and national goal and outcome to me….

  7. SOCIALISTIC, UNIVERSAL MASKING is dead, because Scott would veto it

    Enough is enough

    Vermonters have had it.

    They will be going to the polls in November 2022 to finally take back Vermont and vote out a lot of career, tin-horn Dem/Progs and career, tin-horn bureaucrats

    • Those blue rags people are forced to walk around with, are totally useless, per CDC.

      CDC had known this for at least 2 years, but just announced it.

      You have to wear an N95 mask, FITTED TO YOUR FACE, or better, otherwise you are just fooling yourself into thinking you are save, my physician told me.

      We do not need tin-horn socialist legislators forcing us what to do.

      • And how many people know where to get fit tested?
        Remember men, fitting a mask to your face requires NO beard!
        This is Vermont and it is winter.

        • yirgach,
          Where are the earth savers?
          I have seen more masks on the ground than I ever saw plastic bags or plastic straws.
          Imagine the N-95s that will be all over the ground next.

          If this was a real pandemic the bathrooms in the stores wouldn’t be filthy as usual, the lines would be miles long in the stores keeping us in there way longer than we ever were before and every bit of these masks and PPE would be being disposed following bio-hazard waste procedures..
          None of this has ever happened.
          All this has been is Kabuki Theater to roll one failed fiat financial system out and roll in the next fiat system, which is already failing.
          The debt bubble needed to burst.. interesting how everything that is crashing and burning is all blamed on Covid now eh?

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