Starting Oct. 1, U.S. hospitals could face a serious shortage of nurses because nurses would rather quit their jobs than get the experimental vaccine against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus (or COVID-19), according to Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter.

His warning comes as Oct. 1 is the proposed deadline for mandatory vaccinations for staff in many hospitals, Life Site News reported.

Berenson, a freelance journalist, and novelist communicates with many people worldwide and often posts screenshots of emails related to experimental vaccines on Twitter.

Many of these are from health care staff who tell him the reality of what goes on in hospitals that is “top secret” because they are not even allowed to talk about vaccines inside the institution.

Berenson and several of his informants think that nurses can turn the vaccine mandate around, as health care workers are a crucial piece of the resistance.

What we are seeing locally is that nurses are the tip of the spear in the resistance to vaccine mandates,” one person in correspondence with Berenson said.

The reasons he thinks nurses are vital in the fight against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines lie in the fact that: they are essential to the delivery of care; there are plenty of them; they can transfer or go elsewhere; relatively few are the primary breadwinner, so lost income can be absorbed; and finally, there is already a severe shortage of nurses, regardless of the CCP virus.

The same email stated, “Healthcare systems are in crisis mode about this. There is already a severe nursing shortage. Locally, I am hearing of emergency meetings and systemwide measures, including reflex matching of offers to go elsewhere, retention bonuses, critical shift-pay bonuses, etc.”


Berenson tweeted screenshots of emails he received from nurses across the United States, explaining the reality of shortages in their hospitals and what a vaccination mandate would do to intensify that problem.

In one email, a nurse who asked to remain anonymous wrote: “I work at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County, California. We have been mandated by the state of California to be fully vaccinated by 9/30/21. If we’re not vaccinated we will receive a 5-day unpaid suspension beginning October 1st. If we don’t get our initial vaccination in that 5-day time span we are terminated on October 6th.”

 “There are currently 70 NICU nurses refusing vaccination. That unit will be in bad shape if they lose 70 staff members. Many nurses in other units are also refusing. Management is also telling staff that they aren’t even allowed to speak about the vaccines at work,” according to the same Orange County nurse.

Berenson tweeted that he “can’t even count how many emails” he has received with experiences similar to this one.

California was the first state in the nation to require vaccinations for health care workers. As part of this mandate, hospital visitors must also provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter a hospital.

But this problem is not unique to the state of California, as more than a thousand health systems in the United States have required CCP virus vaccinations for employees.

The CEO of Ballad Health in Tennessee, Alan Levine, said that while he supports mandatory vaccination, resistance from several employees would lead to further staffing shortages, posing a serious drawback for him to care for various illnesses.

“If today I said, ‘everybody’s required to take the vaccine or you’re terminated,’ then I have a problem being able to take care of people who show up to our ER with strokes, or chest pains, or medical admissions or surgical admissions,’” Levine said.


In recent weeks, protests rejecting mandatory vaccination have erupted in different parts of the United States and were mainly led by health care workers.

For example, on Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Washington State, a long line of people took to the streets with signs and U.S. flags to reject the forced vaccination mandate imposed by Governor Jay Inslee (D) on local health systems, which will go into effect on Aug. 31.

“Citizens are out rallying in protest of Governor Inslee’s forced vaccine mandate outside of Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA,” conservative journalist Katie Daviscourt tweeted.

Vaccine hesitancy

Some people do not want to be vaccinated because of their religion or other medical reasons. In addition, many citizens are hesitant because they fear that experimental vaccines are not safe and will cause serious adverse effects, as is already being seen.

According to data from VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), as of Aug. 6, the number of reported deaths and injuries totals 571,831 cases, with 12,791 vaccine-associated deaths and 16,044 cases of permanent disability.

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