COVID-positive Defense spokesman defends vaccine mandate

ATLANTIC OCEAN – Lance Cpl. Carlos Benitez, assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, receives a COVID-19 booster shot aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) March 23, 2022. The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 2nd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Schwab)
ATLANTIC OCEAN – Lance Cpl. Carlos Benitez, assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, receives a COVID-19 booster shot aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) March 23, 2022. The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 2nd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Schwab)

20,000 military members expelled despite the fact shots don’t work

Art Moore
WND News Center

In an effort to defend a U.S. military COVID-19 vaccine mandate that has resulted in the expulsion of 20,000 members, double-boosted Defense Department spokesman John Kirby spoiled his argument in a TV interview by acknowledging he was working from home because he had COVID-19.

Kirby is only the latest example of a top government official or major figure contracting COVID-19 after being “fully vaccinated,” illustrating the data indicating the shots actually make recipients more susceptible to the disease.

In the interview on Tuesday, “Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade referenced the U.S. Army’s announcement that it had fallen short of its recruiting goal by 25%.

“You, as an admiral who knows what it takes and the sacrifice you make to join the military – to get kicked out like this, can you possibly talk some sense into this White House to reverse policy?” Kilmeade asked.

Kirby replied that the vaccines “are a valid military requirement.”

“You want your troops to be ready, and part of being ready is being healthy and not having the ability to infect your unit and make their unit readiness any worse than it is,” he said.

Kirby then noted he was working from home “because I’m wrapping up my own bout with COVID here over the past 10 days.”

“Exactly,” Kilmeade interjected.

The Fox News host pointed out it’s now widely acknowledged that the current vaccine does not address the current COVID-19 variants.

“Every one of your branches can’t recruit their threshold, yet you are kicking out good men and women. How do you explain that?” Kilmeade asked.

“Well, look, Brian, first of all the Navy did make their recruiting goals for enlisted personnel this year. Yes, it’s a tough recruiting environment. We recognize that, but it’s also you have a requirement to be healthy to be able to serve, and this is a valid military requirement,” Kirby said.

Noting he’s been infected, the Defense spokesman contended that “even if it doesn’t prevent you from getting COVID … it makes the symptoms a lot less severe.”

The data don’t support that contention, however, with the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike experiencing milder symptoms from the omicron variant and its subvariants. In fact, government data from around the world has indicted the vaccinated are more likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19.

“We would rather not lose anybody, of course, to the vaccine,” Kirby said. “We would rather not lose anybody from a retention perspective to have them leave the service earlier than they wanted or we wanted them to. But it’s a valid military requirement.”

“No it isn’t,” Kilmeade retorted. “This is an experimental vaccine that just came off the shelf. You know it’s not valid and it’s a risk to our national security.”

After another exchange, co-host Ainsley Earhardt, wrapping up the interview, said “it’s just hard,” referring to a previous segment in which they highlighted the story of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer facing expulsion because of the vaccine mandate whose heroism during the Hurricane Ian disaster was praised by President Biden.

Last month, Biden declared in a “60 Minutes” interview the COVID-19 pandemic is over. That came as good news to Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who saw the immediate implications.

“So, when will he let those discharged from the military due to vax mandates return to protecting our country?” the governor asked.

At the White House daily briefing Tuesday, a reporter asked press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the Coast Guard member’s plight.

“The president recently praised a group of Coast Guard rescue swimmers. One of them reportedly faces termination because he isn’t vaccinated. I’m curious, given the threats that we are facing abroad, would the president ever reconsider that vaccination requirement or consider issuing more exemptions?”

Jean-Pierre, after expressing Biden’s respect and gratefulness for the Coast Guard, directed the reporter to the Coast Guard.

“I’m not going to comment from here on an individual case,” she said.


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Sylvia
Sylvia
1 month ago

Addiction to money and power seems unstoppable.

Despite numerous scientific evidence of the many risks of the Covid jabs, the narrative remains rooted in its lies.
Any mention of the immune system is brushed aside, immunity is a taboo topic. Why????
The reason is obvious: the jab blocks the production of Interferon to stop the innate immune system from functioning. As a result T-cells are impaired, and the poison jab is free to enter the cell, take ribosome to form proteins, and release its spikes as intended. The exact behavior of the jab, once injected, is not known – how long do the spikes stay, do they multiply, what organs are affected, etc. What is clear is that the jab is not contained in the deltoid (the site of injection), yet another big fat lie!

Defense Forces deserve our respect and gratitude for putting themselves out there to protect US. If these courageous people were to suffer adverse effects from the jab(s), who would protect US ? Biden? Unlikely. Fauci? Gates? Ha Ha!
Freedom of choice as to what goes in our body is part of all US citizens’ imherent rights as well as being part of the Nuremberg Code, to which US is a signatory. Lest we forget!
Castigation and punishment of those who exercise that right certainly gives a less-than-favorable global image of US.
And yet, US has the loudest voice in accusing many sovereign nations of “violations of human rights”.
Think again!

Wolfie
Wolfie
1 month ago
Reply to  Sylvia

It boggles my mind how anyone thinks the press secretary is valid. How does she even have a job? She can’t answer a single question, hand picks reporters who she answers to.. .oh wait. Sounds like her boss. Now it makes sense.

Sylvia
Sylvia
1 month ago
Reply to  Wolfie

Spot on, as usual.
He clearly ‘leads’ by example, and any perfect member of staff shall follow obediently, without thinking!

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