U.S. House Repeals Military COVID Vaccine Mandate

U.S. House Repeals Military COVID Vaccine Mandate

In a Dec. 6, 2022 proposed compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2023 , the U.S. House of Representatives authorized $857.9 billion in spending for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and included a provision repealing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all military personnel instituted by the Biden […]

Virginia Joins Amicus Brief to Halt COVID Vaccine Mandate in Military

Virginia Joins Amicus Brief to Halt COVID Vaccine Mandate in Military

On Aug. 31, 2022, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares added his name to an Amicus brief in a lawsuit urging the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to halt the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military personnel.1 The lawsuit was filed by 35 Navy personnel requesting religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. A […]

The Experts Still Pushing Coerced Jabs

The Experts Still Pushing Coerced Jabs

Opinion | Medical ethics is about protecting society from medical malfeasance and the self-interest of the humans whom we trust to manage health. It is therefore disturbing when prominent people, in a prominent journal, tear up the concept of medical ethics and human rights norms. It is worse when they ignore broad swathes of evidence, […]

Compulsory Vaccination of U.S. Armed Forces Remains Controversial

Compulsory Vaccination of U.S. Armed Forces Remains Controversial

In 1777, George Washington led the first mandatory military vaccination program when he directed soldiers of the Continental Army to be inoculated against smallpox. Soldiers had the option of voluntarily exposing themselves to the smallpox pustules either by scratching their arms or inhaling it through their noses.1 The story of George Washington being the first […]

Air Force Cadet’s COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Denied

Air Force Cadet’s COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Denied

Opinion | Last month, a United States Air Force Academy cadet was informed by a superior officer that upon returning from the Cadet Wing’s spring break, he would receive an ultimatum: Receive the Department of Defense (DoD) mandatory COVID vaccine or be expelled from the academy upon return. Shortly thereafter, the order became official, giving […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Case on Religious Vaccine Exemptions for Deployment of Navy Seals

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Case on Religious Vaccine Exemptions for Deployment of Navy Seals

On Mar. 25, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration allowing the U.S. Navy to consider the COVID-19 vaccination status of military personnel when making deployment decisions. The 6-3 decision overrides a lower U.S. district court decision that had temporarily prevented the Navy from treating deployment of Navy Seals with religious vaccine […]

U.S. Taxpayers Paid Billions of Dollars for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

U.S. Taxpayers Paid Billions of Dollars for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal government of the United States is providing COVID-19 vaccines free of charge to everyone five years and older living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.1 Although the CDC states that COVID vaccines are provided to the […]

Federal Employees Fight COVID Vaccine Mandates in Court

Federal Employees Fight COVID Vaccine Mandates in Court

With a looming deadline of Nov. 22, 2021, thousands of federal employees and contractors continue to push back against the Biden administration’s sweeping COVID vaccine mandates. According to The Washington Post, tens of thousands of federal employees remain unvaccinated pending word on whether religious or medical exemptions will be approved. Federal employees who fail to […]

U.S. Marines Not Fully Vaccinated by Nov. 28, 2021 Will Be Dismissed

U.S. Marines Not Fully Vaccinated by Nov. 28, 2021 Will Be Dismissed

After several tactics to encourage mass vaccination of U.S. troops, the Marine Corps has given its active duty members a strict order: refusal to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 28, 2021 will result in discharge.1 In August, the Pentagon announced mandatory COVID vaccinations for all active duty and reserve military members, including the National Guard.2 […]