Despite the growing evidence of myocarditis and pericarditis in COVID-19 vaccine recipients, the U.S. Army is preparing for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines.
This news comes on the heels of healthy military members developing heart inflammation within days of receiving their experimental jabs.
In a JAMA Cardiology study, researchers described 23 cases of myocarditis in healthy military members who developed the condition within four days of receiving the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines.
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) June 30, 2021
A new study of U.S. service members found higher than expected rates of heart inflammation following receipt of a COVID vaccine. It’s a finding Defense Department researchers say should call attention to the condition, known as myocarditis, as a potential side effect of vaccinations.
In a study published June 29 in JAMA Cardiology, U.S. military physicians described 23 cases of myocarditis in previously healthy males who developed the condition within four days of receiving a COVID vaccine.
A total of 23 male patients (22 currently serving in the military and 1 retiree) with a median age range of 25 years were evaluated between January and April 2021 for acute-onset chest pain following vaccination with an mRNA COVID vaccine.
All military members were previously healthy with a high level of fitness. They were physically fit by military standards and lacked any known history of cardiac disease, significant cardiac risk factors or exposure to cardiotoxic agents.
Seven military members received Pfizer’s COVID vaccine and 16 received the Moderna vaccine. Each patient had a final diagnosis of myocarditis without infectious, ischemic or autoimmune etiologies identified. Diagnoses were reviewed and met the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) case definition criteria for probable myocarditis.
All patients presented with acute chest pain and significantly elevated cardiac troponin levels (10-fold to 400-fold the upper limits of their respective reference ranges) with symptom onset within 12 to 96 hours following COVID vaccination.
According to the study, physicians expected to find eight or fewer cases of myocarditis among the 436,000 male military members who received two mRNA doses. But 20 military members developed inflammation after their second dose, including 14 after the Moderna shot and six after the Pfizer shot. Three developed myocarditis after their first vaccine.
Cardiac symptoms resolved within a week of onset for 16 patients, but seven continued to have chest pain at the time of publication.
The researchers stated that while the true incidence of myocarditis is unknown at this time, the presentation pattern and clinical course suggest an association with an inflammatory response to vaccination.
The team concluded that increased attention to myocarditis as a potential adverse event following vaccination is warranted.
However, the U.S. Army still has no qualms about mandating the experimental vaccine with known dangerous adverse reactions.
They’re ready to administer mandatory COVID-19 jabs as early as September.
But for the troops who already received the jab, things aren’t much different than pre-COVID.
Troops still train while wearing face diapers.
Still in masks pic.twitter.com/D2X5BmL2WT
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 3, 2021
If they’re still mandating masks, then it’s no surprise they want to mandate the experimental COVID-19 jabs.
Army members who don’t want the jab potentially face a tough predicament in the coming months.
Here’s the latest:
— ArmyTimes (@ArmyTimes) July 1, 2021
— Patriot for Freedom 🦅🇺🇸 (@InGodWeTrust4US) July 4, 2021
Army May Make COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory In September
The decision hinges on whether the FDA gives vaccines full approval. https://t.co/aWjCZ3r9jo
— OccuWorld 🏴 (@OccuWorld) July 3, 2021
SCOOP: The Army has officially notified its commands to be prepared for a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rollout on/around Sep. 1, according to an order I obtained. The program is contingent on FDA approval.https://t.co/EnmumSEPX2
— Davis Winkie (@davis_winkie) July 1, 2021
If the experimental COVID-19 jabs are mandated in the military, it’s expected that some service members would want to leave.
With the recent woke revelations within the U.S. military, could this be another tactic to weed out Patriots amongst the troops?
This will be the final purge of patriots from the military. Then a humiliating defeat. After that? History tells us. https://t.co/Ja2Ff25F0t
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 5, 2021
But there is already pushback against the attempt to mandate the experimental COVID-19 jabs for the military.
Some U.S. Congress members are preparing legislation to ban mandatory COVID-19 jabs for U.S. troops.
I’ve been contacted by members of our voluntary military who say they will quit if the COVID vaccine is mandated.
I introduced HR 3860 to prohibit any mandatory requirement that a member of the Armed Forces receive a vaccination against COVID-19.
It now has 24 sponsors. https://t.co/lbqYESmBYy
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 3, 2021
HR 3860 would prevent Biden from forcing this on our military and it has 2 dozen cosponsors, including a doctor and several veterans who serve in congress. Soldiers who’ve had COVID should absolutely not be forced to take it.https://t.co/6UTsYyuE3Nhttps://t.co/E2IdPI7rjY
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 3, 2021
From the Army Times:
The Army has directed commands to prepare to administer mandatory COVID-19 vaccines as early as Sept. 1, pending full Food and Drug Administration licensure, Army Times has learned.
The directive came from an execute order sent to the force by Department of the Army Headquarters.
Army Times obtained a portion of a recent update to HQDA EXORD 225-21, COVID-19 Steady State Operations.
“Commanders will continue COVID-19 vaccination operations and prepare for a directive to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for service members [on or around] 01 September 2021, pending full FDA licensure,” the order said. “Commands will be prepared to provide a backbrief on servicemember vaccination status and way ahead for completion once the vaccine is mandated.”
EXORDS are utilized when the president directs the defense secretary to execute a military operation.
“As a matter of policy we do not comment on leaked documents. The vaccine continues to be voluntary,” said Maj. Jackie Wren, an Army spokesperson. “If we are directed by DoD to change our posture, we are prepared to do so.”
The Pentagon has not put out any guidance to the services to prepare for a mandatory vaccine roll-out in September, a defense official separately told Army Times.