US Army instructs command to prepare for mandatory COVID vaccines in Sept: report

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The U.S. Army may be on the verge of experiencing an internal war like none ever seen before in American history, and all thanks to President Joe Biden.

According to the Army Times, an “execute” order was recently issued directing the U.S. Army to prepare soldiers for mandatory vaccination.

“Execute” orders, also known as EXORDS, “are utilized when the president directs the defense secretary to execute a military operation.”

In this case, the EXORD was issued as an update to a preexisting order, HQDA EXORD 225-21, COVID-19 Steady State Operations,” according to the Times, which claims to have obtained a copy of the order.

“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 reportedly states.

“Commands will be prepared to provide a backbrief on servicemember vaccination status and way ahead for completion once the vaccine is mandated.”

(Source: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (ACQ OSD)

Neither the Pentagon nor the Army have confirmed the existence of the order. An Army spokesperson did suggest though that the military branch is “prepared” to force coronavirus vaccines on soldiers if necessary.

“As a matter of policy we do not comment on leaked documents. The vaccine continues to be voluntary. If we are directed by DoD to change our posture, we are prepared to do so,” a spokersperson told the Times.

Meanwhile, “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 [said],” according to the Times.

If the Biden administration does move forward with mandatory vaccinations, it could cause massive problems in the military.

A straw poll conducted in February found that a total 53 percent of active-duty families weren’t planning to obtain a coronavirus vaccine.

“40% of 57 active-duty service respondents said they would get the vaccine, while 49% said they would not. Another 11% said they were undecided. Among 613 spouses of active-duty personnel, 32% said they planned to get the vaccine, 54% said they would not and 14% were undecided,” as reported by Military.com

“Veteran families were slightly more inclined to get the vaccine, with 41% saying they would get it, 46% saying they would not and 13% undecided.”

Two months later, Military.com confirmed that 40 percent of Marines had turned down the coronavirus vaccine.

This data points to an overwhelming anti-vaccine sentiment in the military, likely due to the fact that the coronavirus poses less risk to young and healthy men/women, and also due possibly to concerns about contracting myocarditis.

In fairness, the anti-vaccine sentiment has seemingly declined since its February high.

“About 70 percent of the Army’s personnel has already voluntarily received at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccines as of the end of June,” Newsweek has confirmed.

It’s not clear whether similar declines have been seen in the other branches.

Still, this leaves 30 percent of Army soldiers unvaccinated. How would they respond to mandatory vaccination? The chatter on Twitter may offer a clue.

Look:

All three major vaccines — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — have been linked to heart issues. While these issues are “very rare” and “often resolve quickly,” according to National Geographic, some people simply don’t want to take the risk.

But if the president does go through with a mandatory vaccination order, America’s men and women in uniform who already sacrifice so much on behalf of this country won’t even be granted a choice in this matter.

Vivek Saxena

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