200,000 Unvaccinated Military Members Denied Temporary Restraining Order as Commanders Threaten Those who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccines
Several military members told Health Impact News today that their commanders are coercing members of their unit to get the COVID-19 shot TODAY (September 7, 2021) or face the consequences of disobeying a direct order. One member stated that when they went by the local pharmacy in a drug store, there were many military members lined up to get the shots today, fearful of the consequences if they don't. And this is in spite of the fact that military officials are saying publicly that service members still have 2 to 3 months to comply, according to Military.com. On August 17, 2021, two military members filed a lawsuit in federal court in the State of Colorado, claiming that they represented 200,000 service members who were not vaccinated for COVID-19, but that they had previously contracted COVID-19 and recovered, and that therefore there was no need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as they had "natural immunity." On August 24, 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a Memorandum which stated: "I therefore direct the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the armed Forces under DoD authority on active duty or in the Ready Reserve, including the National Guard, who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19." So on August 31, 2021, Todd Callender, counsel for military Plaintiffs, filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to stop this directive from being enforced, which was heard by Judge Raymond P. Moore, who then denied the TRO on September 1, 2021. The Plaintiffs had expert testimony from an affidavit by Dr. Peter McCullough, stating that “people who have the naturally created antibodies resulting from contracting and recovering from the Virus” should not be vaccinated because “it will do more harm than good.” Judge Moore rejected his testimony and the evidence provided by the plaintiffs, because it was contrary to what the CDC states. Again, to expect relief from COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the judiciary is just not reasonable. The system is rigged. The judiciary works for Wall Street Billionaires and Bankers, not for the public. Mass non-compliance is what is needed now.