A UCLA nurse, identified as Tara Vafaeenia, is making headlines after posting a video of herself being escorted out for refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
“So, I’m being escorted out of UCLA for standing up for medical freedom, despite coming to work, willing to work. And I just can’t believe that this is what they’re doing right now,” she said in the video.
“And I’m gonna fight for all of us out there, and I will continue to fight. And this is not okay, came to work despite being unvaccinated and willing to work for patients, to help out staff, and this is how we’re treated.”
Vafaeenia has since created a GiveSendGo with the title “UCLA ICU Nurse Standing for Freedom.”
“I’m Tara, and I have been a nurse for nearly 12 years, spending the majority of my time at the bedside of ICU patients,” she wrote on the page. “I’ve spent almost six years with UCLA Health and have always held my profession in the highest regard. I was proud of being a nurse and found it personally rewarding to deliver care to those in need.”
“During the height of the pandemic, I worked tirelessly as a front-line worker, sacrificing myself physically, emotionally, and personally for every patient,” Vafaeenia added.
“I went above and beyond to support UCLA Health’s medical staff and did all I could to fill in when the hospital had shifts left uncovered. I was loyal to a fault and put the patients and staff before my well-being on an hourly basis.”
“At this point, my stance is for freedom and control over your own health. This is not about Republicans vs Democrats, Liberals vs Conservatives, or Religious vs Non-Religious. This is about liberty and the freedom to make decisions you’re comfortable with in relation to your health and your well-being,” she wrote.
“What I do when it comes to my health is up to me; not the government, not a corporation, and not my employer. I have made the decision to sacrifice my career and livelihood to stand up for what I believe is right. Independent thinking is rapidly being abolished and people are losing the ability to make their own decisions and to speak their own truth.”
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