Note by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio
A few days after the disturbing pharmacovigilance data released by the American drug regulator (Food and Drug Administration) on the serious adverse reactions triggered by Covid-19 mRNA gene serums, an expected but historic decision from the US State Department arrives.
A coincidence only?
by Bradley Peniston – Originally published by Defense One
All the links to Gospa News investigations have been added aftermath for the multiple correlations with the topics covered.
U.S. troops are no longer required to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a memo rescinding the pair of 2021 memos that required active-duty and reservists to get vaccinated.
“The Department will continue to promote and encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all Service members,” Austin wrote.
“The Department has made COVID-19 vaccination as easy and convenient as possible, resulting in vaccines administered to over two million Service members and 96 percent of the Force—Active and Reserve—being fully vaccinated. Vaccination enhances operational readiness and protects the Force.”
Austin added that no current troops “shall be separated solely on the basis of their refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccination if they sought an accommodation on religious, administrative, or medical grounds.”
The services “will update the records of such individuals to remove any adverse actions solely associated with denials of such requests, including letters of reprimand.”
As well, Austin wrote, “Service members administratively discharged on the sole basis that the Service member failed to obey a lawful order to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, the Department is precluded by law from awarding any characterization less than a general (under honorable conditions) discharge. Former Service members may petition their Military Department’s Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military or Naval Records to individually request a correction to their personnel records, including records regarding the characterization of their discharge.”
Austin also wrote that other standing departmental policies, procedures, and processes regarding immunizations remain in effect.
“These include the ability of commanders to consider, as appropriate, the individual immunization status of personnel in making deployment, assignment, and other operational decisions, including when vaccination is required for travel to, or entry into, a foreign nation,” he wrote.
Before the 2023 NDAA passed, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said he was concerned that a repeal of the vaccine mandate could cause problems for the service, including potential movement restrictions during foreign port visits.
“Unquestionably, it will create almost two classes of citizens in our services: those that can’t deploy and those that can deploy. And that creates all sorts of problems,” Del Toro said Dec. 6. “Let’s make sure we understand the secondary consequences of our actions.”
Nearly all active-duty troops are fully vaccinated, according to early-January numbers from the service branches. The Navy, Air Force, and Space Force were at 99 percent, while the Army was at 97 percent and the Marine Corps was at 96 percent.
More than 8,400 service members have been ejected for refusing the vaccine.
By Bradley Peniston – Deputy Editor, Defense One
Originally published by Defense One
Jennifer Hlad and Caitlin M. Kenney contributed to this report.
Fabio is Director and Editor of Gospa News; a Christian Information Journal.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio, born on 24/2/1967 in Borgosesia, started working as a reporter when he was only 19 years old in the alpine area of Valsesia, Piedmont, his birth region in Italy. After studying literature and history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, he became director of the local newspaper Notizia Oggi Vercelli and specialized in judicial reporting.
For about 15 years he is a correspondent from Northern Italy for the Italian newspapers Libero and Il Giornale, also writing important revelations on the Ustica massacre, a report on Freemasonry and organized crime.
With independent investigations, he collaborates with Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza in important investigations that conclude with the arrest of Camorra entrepreneurs or corrupt politicians.
In July 2018 he found the counter-information web media Gospa News focused on geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East, and military intelligence.
His articles were published on many international media and website as SouthFront, Reseau International, Sputnik Italia, United Nation Association Westminster, Global Research, Kolozeg and more…
His investigations was quoted also by The Gateway Pundit, Tasnim and others
He worked for many years for the magazine Art & Wine as an art critic and curator.