A United States senior army surgeon Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long, MD, MPH, who specializes in infectious diseases, filed an affidavit under the Military Whistleblower Protection Act against the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for active duty military personnel.1
Her affidavit states that there is risk of myocarditis and pericarditis, which involves inflammation of the heart, associated with the mRNA COVID-19 biologics manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.2
Affidavit Warns of Possibility of Vaccinated Army Pilots Dying While in Flight
According to the affidavit, Lt. Col. Long serves as the Brigade Surgeon for the 1st Aviation Brigade Ft. Rucker, Alabama and is responsible for certifying the health, mental and physical ability, and readiness for 4,000 individuals on flight status on this post.3
Lt. Col. Long warns that army pilots are at a risk of dying in flight after receiving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines due to the risk of myocarditis and complications, including sudden cardiac death.4 5 She states:
By virtue of their occupations, said flight crews present extraordinary risks to themselves and others given the equipment they operate, munitions carried thereon and areas of operation in close proximity to populated areas.6
Lt. Col. Long adds:
The majority of young new army aviators are in their early twenties. We know there is a risk of myocarditis with each mRNA vaccination. Because the vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna both have been linked to myocarditis, especially in young males between 16-24 years old, it is reasonable to conclude that these shots pose a serious risk to many humans due to direct adverse effect or allergic reaction.7
CDC Acknowledges Health Inflammation Complications after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccinations
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged that there is a risk of myocarditis and pericarditis associated with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC’s website states that cases of myocarditis have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) shortly after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, particularly in male adolescents and young adults after the second dose, and usually within several days of vaccination.8
Lt. Col. Long also cited that, according to a report in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which is a part of U.S. National Library of Medicine, the immediate complications of myocarditis include ventricular dysrhythmias, left ventricular aneurysm, congestive heart failure, and dilated cardiomyopathy. The mortality rate is up to 20 percent at one year and 50 percent at five years. The report adds that, despite optimal medical management, overall mortality for myocarditis has not changed in the last 30 years.9
Lt. Col. Long also has concerns that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has not followed up with their original guidance of requiring an MRI scan of each pilot following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.10
There is no functional myocardial screening currently being conducted. It is my professional opinion that substantial foreseen risks currently exist, which require proper screening of all flight crews. Based on the DOD’s own protocols and studies, the only two valuable methodologies to adequately assess this risk are through MRI imaging or cardio biopsy which must be carried-out.11
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1 Salai S. Senior Army flight surgeon warns pilots could die in mid-flight from vaccine side effects. The WashingtonTimes Sept. 28, 2021.
2 Morgan R. Army flight surgeon says pilots risk ‘sudden cardiac death’ from COVID vaccine side effect. American Military News Sept. 29, 2021.
3 America’s Frontline Doctors. AFFIDAVIT OF LTC. THERESA LONG M.D. IN SUPPORT OF A MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER.
4 Red Voice Media. Red Alert: Pilots May Die From COVID Vaccines During Flights, Senior Army Flight Surgeon Warns.
5 Morgan R. Army flight surgeon says pilots risk ‘sudden cardiac death’ from COVID vaccine side effect. American Military News Sept. 29, 2021.
6 America’s Frontline Doctors. AFFIDAVIT OF LTC. THERESA LONG M.D. IN SUPPORT OF A MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER.
7 Salai S. Senior Army flight surgeon warns pilots could die in mid-flight from vaccine side effects. The WashingtonTimes Sept. 28, 2021.
8 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Myocarditis and Pericarditis After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination. Sept. 8, 2021.
9 Kang M, An J. Viral Myocarditis. NCBI Aug. 11, 2021.
10 Salai S. Senior Army flight surgeon warns pilots could die in mid-flight from vaccine side effects. The WashingtonTimes Sept. 28, 2021.
11 Morgan R. Army flight surgeon says pilots risk ‘sudden cardiac death’ from COVID vaccine side effect. American Military News Sept. 29, 2021.