"The Army and other branches of the military are preparing to administer mandatory COVID-19 vaccines as early as Sept. 1. This order is pending full Food and Drug Administration approval of the COIVD-19 vaccines, now under emergency use approval," noted a post at Hot Air on Friday.
According to a report in the Army Times, the directive came down from the Department of the Army HQ -- which, of course, received its instructions from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which got its instructions from the Biden regime.
“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,” HQDA EXORD 225-21 said. “Commands will be prepared to provide a backbrief on servicemember vaccination status and way ahead for completion once the vaccine is mandated.”
'EXORDs' -- Execution Orders -- are issued via directive by the commander-in-chief, which is Joe Biden (or whomever is filling in for him at the time).
Mind you, COVID-19 vaccines are experimental and were approved on an emergency basis by the Food and Drug Administration. And under U.S. law, COVID vaccines cannot be mandated.
Ever since the FDA granted emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccines, employers, schools, and other organizations have been grappling with whether or not to require the shot.
Right now, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson are all being used under an emergency use authorization. Under federal law, until the vaccines are licensed, they cannot be mandated.
But, are federal agencies exempted? How about the military -- is it also exempt from such restrictions?
To a growing number of current members, whether the service branches are exempt or not isn't the issue. They don't want a COVID vaccine, and they'll quit rather than be forced to take one.
Notes The Epoch Times:
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said he was informed by some members of the U.S. military that they would quit if the armed forces mandated a COVID-19 vaccine, coming after a report claimed that Army headquarters told commanders to prepare for mandatory vaccinations in September.
It isn’t clear how the service members could quit or how many would try to do so. Once a member reports to their first duty station, they are obligated to stay within the service of the armed forces. If a service member leaves without approval, they can be declared AWOL, or absent without leave.
“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,” Massie wrote on Twitter.
He went on to note that his tweet was “targeted” by “science-illiterate, military hating, angry blue [checkmark]” users on the social media platform.
“There are no health outcomes based studies that show any benefit from the vaccine for those who have already had COVID,” he wrote.
That's true; increasingly, studies show that anyone who has actually had the virus is very well protected against contracting it again and does not have any tendency to spread it because they have developed antibodies.
What's also true, according to an emerging body of research, is that young people who have had the virus and who then get a vaccine are developing blood clots and other problems after taking the shot. Some have become very ill.
But the Biden vaccine Nazis don't care: This is all about control at this point.