Group Calls for Alamance Healthcare Workers to Call Out
A small group of people – simply calling themselves Americans – spent much of Tuesday holding a 3-foot by 24-foot banner over Interstates 40/ 85 in Burlington. The banner’s message: Healthcare workers should call out of work today (Wednesday, August 4) in protest of the Covid 19 vaccination mandate. Less than two weeks ago, six of North Carolina’s top healthcare organizations, including Cone Health, said their workers will be required to be fully vaccinated or will face disciplinary action. Bradley Thomas Dixon – one of the local folks calling for a one day walk out – said the call out is necessary to support the freedom of these workers. Dixon said the vaccination for Covid-19 has simply not gone through the multiple-year process of other required vaccinations an that all side effects are not yet known or adjusted for. Dixon and four others held the banner for several hours yesterday on the Tucker Street overpass. He said he has approximately 200 close personal family members and friends who work at Alamance Regional Medical Center – Alamance County’s hospital that is operated by Cone Health. At the heart of the issue for Dixon is preserving the freedom of Americans to choose.