Military service members claim a significant number are resisting Covid-19 vaccine mandates and are willing to risk court martial and expulsion for their beliefs.
Rep.Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) says it could create a serious issue of military readiness.
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Marc Maximilien Authier says
The problem is that the vaccines in question are similar to the same bio weapon it is suppose to protect people from. Upside down world indeed. People should remember the Nurenburg trials because we will soon need a second Nurenburg trial against those criminals.
Mrs. Patriot says
Congress is in charge of the military until they appoint the president C-I-C after a congressional declaration of war, which appointment ends after the mission is complete, or after two years, requiring re-auth after two years..
steven l says
Pending peaceful insurection in military ranks?
how come the oath of allegiance isn't sufficient anymore, and military merit has become dependent on receiving a jab? upside down world indeed.
GEORGE EADY says
THEM THAT PROTECT YOU SAYS NO . YOU MIGHT WONT TO LISEN
Everybody has a choice and it's really about your own survival. Say no stay alive.
As early as March 2020, FDA, NIH and CDC appear to have made a public health decision, without directly sharing that strategy with the public, that the US would pursue a new drug solution, with an emphasis on vaccines, to address COVID-19. The FDA, NIH and CDC do not appear to be pursuing an “all-of-the-above approach” that would also include evaluating and testing repurposed drugs, such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. This is confirmed by the lack of information shared by the FDA and CDC regarding the benefits of vitamin D, the benefits of natural immunity (as well as the available testing to estimate natural immunity), and the benefits of repurposed drugs. Also, the only way a vaccine-centric solution could be rolled out as quickly as possible, was to use the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) process. And, to use the EUA process, the FDA was regulatorily required to state that “no other treatments are adequate, approved, and available.” As soon as another option is found by the US government to be adequate, approved, and available, through the traditional approval process (and perhaps the EUA process for existing drugs), it is possible the EUA process would have to be revoked for COVID-19 for new drugs.
As early as January 26, 2020, Facebook (which appears to be the “tip of the spear” for big tech) was already meeting with CDC to identify censoring criteria regarding information that would be shared by individuals, doctors, and institutions. As a result, it appears Facebook, and other media outlets, agreed to only allow information to be shared that was sanctioned by the government and was in alignment with the government’s public health choice.
I do not want my personal medical choices to be limited by the US government’s singularly-focused choice to pursue new drugs. Especially during a crisis. And, I do not want my access to available medical information to be limited by the government or other organizations. I want to know as much as possible, about as many options as possible, so that I can make the best decision for myself, based on my own personal risk profile, health, and conversations with my doctor. Just as the FDA has the freedom to make its EUA decision “based on the totality of scientific evidence available showing that the product may be effective to prevent COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product,” I also should have the same freedom.
Bottom Line: since there are multiple options available to prevent and treat COVID-19, and there are many factors that individuals need to consider for their personal situation, I do not believe any government or employer should mandate a one-size-fits-all solution.
Mehrtash Olson says
Kristine, please friend me (Mehrtash Olson) on FB or Twitter. I'm also in Instagram, but that's only to upload family photos for my friends who don't want to read my comments on current events. // And now some relevant quotations from Marcia Angell, for many years an Editor at the New England Journal of Medicine, inspired by your post. /// “Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way, including the US Congress, the FDA, academic medical centers, and the medical profession itself. (Most of its marketing efforts are focused on influencing doctors, since they must write the prescriptions.) If prescription drugs were like ordinary consumer goods, all this might not matter very much. But drugs are different. People depend on them for their health and even their lives…. People need to know that there are some checks and balances on this industry, so that its quest for profits doesn’t push every other consideration aside. But there aren’t such checks and balances.”
(July 15, 2004). The Truth About the Drug Companies . The New York Review of Books.
“…Similar conflicts of interest and biases exist in virtually every field of medicine, particularly those that rely heavily on drugs or devices. It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”
(January 15, 2009). Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption . The New York Review of Books.
“It's time to take the Food and Drug Administration back from the drug companies...In effect, the user fee act put the FDA on the payroll of the industry it regulates. Last year, the fees came to about $300 million, which the companies recoup many times over by getting their drugs to market faster.”
(February 26, 2007) Taking back the FDA . Boston.com.
Since there is supposed to be up to 800,ooo soldiers who will not get the vaccine, will the corrupt President want to court martial all of them?