Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said he was informed by certain individuals from the U.S. military that they would quit if the military orders a mandatery COVID-19 vaccination, coming after a report stated Army headquarters advised commandants to plan for required vaccination in September.
“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 vaccination against COVID-19. It now has 24 sponsors,” Massie composed on Twitter. He didn’t give more subtleties.
It’s not clear how the service members could quit or the number of them that would attempt to do such.
The Republican official was referring to a report distributed by the Army Times throughout the end of the week that detailed an executive order sent by the Department of the Army Headquarters that orders ought to be ready to direct COVID-19 vaccination beginning as ahead of schedule as Sept. 1. The date is dependent upon when the Food and Drug Administration gives its full endorsement of the vaccine.
The Army Times revealed it acquired the order, HQDA EXORD 225-21, COVID-19 Steady State, which peruses: “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. Commands will be prepared to provide a back brief on servicemember vaccination status and way ahead for completion once the vaccine is mandated.”
An EXORD is a mandate given by the president to the defense secretary to carry out a military activity.
The Epoch Times has reached the Department of Defense and the U.S. Armed force for comment. A U.S. Armed force representative told the Army Times that “we do not comment on leaked documents” and added that “the vaccine continues to be voluntary.”
“If we are directed by [Department of Defense] to change our posture,” the spokesperson added, “we are prepared to do so.”
On Monday, Massie noticed that his tweet was “targeted” by “science-illiterate, military hating, angry blue [checkmark]” users on Twitter. “There are no health outcomes based studies that show any benefit from the vaccine for those who have already had COVID,” he composed.
The representative likewise highlighted a Department of Defense study distributed in late June that tracked down a higher number of military individuals who got the immunization experienced higher than anticipated paces of heart inflammation.
U.S. Armed force, Navy, and Air Force doctors discovered 23 instances of myocarditis, a kind of heart inflammation, in previously healthy men. They fostered the condition within four days of getting the vaccination, the investigation published in JAMA Cardiology reported.
It comes some weeks after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) board tracked down a higher rate of heart inflammation after mRNA vaccines were administered. Be that as it may, the office and other health authorities have said the advantage of getting the vaccination exceeds the dangers.
Coronavirus is the disease brought about by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.