Vaccine Mandates and Fallout in the US Military
There’s something extremely rotten going on in the US military, at the hand of the federal government. The data, anecdotal stories, and whistleblowers are piling up, and people like Daniel Horowitz and Emerald Robinson are putting the pieces together. They each did deep dives into various aspects of this story, and the amount of content that they’re exploring is vast. This saga began with the launch of the vaccine rollouts and what’s occurred since then is almost unbelievable.
Back in Nov 2021, Senator Ron Johnson held a roundtable discussion regarding Covid/mandates/vaccines, and one of the testimonies was given by Lt. Col. Theresa Long. She’s been serving in the military for 30 years and is now a board-certified Aerospace Medicine Specialist with a Master’s in Public Health. She stated numerous items of serious concern, including:
Crushing of morale among service members due to the vaccine mandates.
Increased rate of myocarditis in the military that she observed when studying the DMED database and comparing diagnoses of previous years to 2021.
She asked leadership why they were mandating a vaccine that skipped Phase 2 and Phase 3 of clinical trials. They responded, “you’re damn right. And you’re going to get every soldier you can to get vaccinated so we can collect data points”.
At the onset of the vaccine rollout, she had a colleague who took the vaccine to protect her parents. She lost all range of motion in her arm for a week.
That’s when Dr. Long decided to look into the vaccine safety profile, and what she found horrified her. She emailed the army public health command and asked about adverse events, and the epidemiologist responded that they were not tracking, tracing, or monitoring adverse events.
The Defense Military Epidemiological Database (DMED) is considered one of the most sophisticated epidemiological databases in the world, with an entire division of the military dedicated to monitoring it, and hundreds of millions of dollars spent on building and maintaining it.
On January 24, 2022, Senator Ron Johnson held a second Covid-19 roundtable to further explore the issues. One of his featured speakers was Thomas Renz, an attorney who’s at the forefront of multiple Covid lawsuits. Mr. Renz brought testimony from 4 senior military personnel who had regular and authorized access to the DMED database. The whistleblowers are:
Lt. Col. Theresa Long
Lt. Col. Peter Chambers
Lt. Mark Bashaw
Maj Samuel Sigoloff.
All four of them independently pulled 2021 data from DMED and came to the same horrific results. Here are examples of some of the most shocking numbers:
Shortly after the roundtable, Senator Johnson wrote an official letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. In the letter, he details some of the data presented by the whistleblowers and asks him to explain if they are aware of the sharp increase in health issues among the soldiers and if so, to outline the steps that are being taken to investigate the matter, by no later than Feb 15. Sen Johnson has yet to receive a response.
This is where things started to get weird. Two days after the Jan 24th roundtable, Daniel Horowitz detailed the testimony in an online article at The Blaze. Following the publication of his article, Peter Graves, a spokesman for the Defense Health Agency’s Armed Forces Surveillance Division submitted a statement to Politifact in response to the testimony. The statement declared that the dramatic spike in health issues following the rollout of the Covid vaccines was “purely coincidental”, and the result of a never before revealed “glitch” in the database, which they then corrected by incrementally raising the numbers of the 5-year average data pre-2021.
The claim isn’t that the numbers in 2021 are incorrect, rather it’s that the 2016-2020 numbers were artificially low due to said “glitch”, which would indicate that 2021 was an average year. Obviously, there are numerous issues with this claim:
Why didn’t the glitch affect the 2021 numbers? Those numbers didn’t have a so-called artificial dip along with the 2016-2020 data in the glitch.
Why were the pre-2016 numbers within the realm of the original “pre-glitch” numbers of 2016-2020?
If the 2016-2020 numbers were as high as they claim, that means the military has been terribly sick for years.
If the 2016-2020 data was as high as the post-glitch data claims, that would indicate that Covid itself didn’t affect the military at all.
The statement had no signature or official letterhead attached.
Thomas Renz refused to accept this explanation as satisfactory, and he recruited data analysts Mathew Crawford and Dr. Andrew Huff to examine the data and offer their professional assessments. After a thorough review, they both came to the conclusion that the DMED data had been tampered with following the expose of the database, and signed sworn affidavits to that effect.
Mathew has been chronicling his deep dive into the DMED data over on his amazing Substack. For a dig into the details, check it out.
There was no Informed Consent
Thomas Renz recently explained based on newly released documents, that informed consent did not exist before getting the Covid-19 vaccines.
Steve Kirsch hosted a special military episode of his weekly show, VSRF. He had some fascinating guests who were able to bring additional perspectives to the discussion.
Lt. Col Dr. Peter Chambers revealed his personal experience trying to give informed consent to soldiers. Dr. Chambers joined the military in 1983 and served for 38 years. As the vaccines rolled out, he noticed more and more injuries and health issues, including his own. Dr. Chambers went up the chain of command to discuss these issues, and to report a concerning amount of adverse reactions that he was seeing from the shots. He first started noticing issues when his soldiers were at 28% vaxxed. Once they reached 35% vaxxed, he started noticing the following neurological related issues in significant numbers:
His reports up the chain were met with no response other than to continue to encourage his soldiers to get vaccinated. At that point, Dr. Chambers began to have serious counseling sessions with the soldiers prior to them getting vaccinated, i.e., Informed Consent. He carefully went through a list of potential and actual adverse events, and the risks vs benefits of getting vaccinated. After he gave that course to a group of 3000 soldiers, only 6 chose to get vaccinated. That got the attention of the higher-ups, and he was reprimanded for having such a low vaccination rate. When he was ordered to cease educating the soldiers about the vaccine, he respectfully responded that that was not a lawful order and he will not comply. In response, he was fired on the spot- which was then retracted, and they simply moved him off that task. The interview is worth a listen, it starts at minute 33.
Danielle Renyan is a civilian attorney who also serves in the US Air Force reserves. She explained that while there have always been military vaccine mandates in place for routine vaccines, the fact that there are no available doses of fully FDA-approved vaccines changes the equation.
There have been tens of thousands of requests for religious exemption and not one has been approved. The military’s argument is that they have a duty to keep a “ready fighting force” of healthy soldiers, and it’s their opinion that getting the Covid-19 vaccine will keep soldiers healthy. Here are the highlights of what Danielle had to share (starting at 9:40):
Natural immunity is not recognized at all in terms of vaccine requirements.
She has not heard of one instance of a mission failure due to Covid, which places a huge question on the justification of a mandate for the sake of a ready fighting force.
There is no data available that justifies treating vaccinated and unvaccinated differently in terms of infection and transmission.
There are 3,323 military adverse events recorded in VAERS.
Hayden Robichaux is a 3rd generation marine who told his own story (minute 20). In 2020, they offered the vaccine on a voluntary basis. He declined without an issue. In April 2021 Hayden was in training for Air Force Rescue Firefighting and they mandated the vaccine. He was 22, healthy, had contracted and recovered from Covid twice, and didn’t believe that taking the vaccine was the right choice for him. He asked what he could do to fight it, and met resistance at every level. Eventually, he ended up requesting a religious exemption, which came back denied. He appealed the decision twice and got two more denials. He was not qualified for a medical exemption, because natural immunity is not recognized, and he was otherwise healthy. At that point, he was asked if he wants to take the vaccine or be released from the military.
He fought from Sep 2021 up until the day they discharged him on Feb 14, 2022. Leadership had gotten aggressive with Hayden, treated him poorly, and ultimately gave him a general under honorable conditions discharge, which means they took everything away from him. He lost VA benefits, the ability to go to school, and all of his uniform items. He has nothing left to show that he was a marine.
Hayden emphasized that at all times his peers were completely supportive of him, and it was the leadership who had behaved in an overly aggressive and discriminatory manner.
US Armed Serviceman S is anonymous to the public due to fear of retribution for speaking out, but he’s verified by VSRF. Serviceman S is speaking out (minute 54) to bring attention and inside knowledge about numerous issues of serious concern:
The biggest factor is that there’s a huge demoralization all across the military that’s negatively affecting everyone, not just the unvaccinated. The vaccinated are starting to question how far the military can go in making personal decisions on their behalf. It’s discouraging ppl from signing up or continuing in their army career.
In his view, a majority realize the coercion is wrong - he estimates it’s over 80%, across unvaccinated and vaccinated alike. It’s a huge problem. Soldiers are realizing that what they signed up for is not what they’re getting, and the leadership is getting increasingly authoritarian.
Military leadership is using all types of excuses in order to get soldiers vaccinated. They’re becoming hostile towards those who refuse, and soldiers are being told that their religious rights don’t trump orders from the military.
This is extremely dangerous because the military is left with a group of soldiers in mental limbo as to why they should serve, and they’re questioning whether their service has been valid up until this point. The soldiers are facing a leadership that they feel simply doesn’t care about their personal or religious rights.
They’re required to go through counseling before getting the Covid-19 vaccine, but anyone who resists gets put through a hellish ride.
They are all being told that military orders trump all, and you cannot disobey the military. You cannot sue the military.
The young ones early in their career are now caught between the path they thought they wanted, and the path that’s becoming increasingly clear. Serving in a military with hostile leadership, there’s an increasing sense of hopelessness.
Those who brought up vaccine injuries to their superiors were told it was a conspiracy theory, and if they keep talking about it, they’ll be in trouble for spreading misinformation. Possibly to the point of receiving dishonorable discharge for “putting soldiers at risk” for spreading false information.
Steve ended the call by saying that the vaccine issue is exposing a lot of things that have been wrong at the core of many of our institutional systems for a long time. We’re paying the price for that today.
Bonus: The lovely Dr. Naomi Wolf is leading an army of warriors. She hired a project manager to organize the hundreds of lawyers and almost 2000 volunteers who are combing through the Pfizer documents with a fine-tooth comb.