A senior U.S. Army flight surgeon specializing in infectious diseases has filed an affidavit against the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for active-duty military personnel, warning that problematic heart side effects maypilots to die in mid-flight. Lt. Col. Theresa Long, the surgeon responsible for certifying the fitness of 4,000 flight-ready airmen at the 1st Aviation Brigade in Ft. Rucker, Alabama, said that she is concerned that the vaccines can cause inflamed heart muscles in young men in the age range of most flight-ready pilots and that the has not followed its protocols by requiring an MRI scan of each airman after vaccination.
“The serious risk to many humans due to direct adverse effect or allergic reaction.” As such, she recommends against with either Comirnaty or BioNTech. Last week, the colonel filed her affidavit under the Military Whistleblower as part of a pending federal lawsuit that seeks a preliminary injunction against the shots.aviators are in their early twenties. We know there is a risk of myocarditis with each mRNA vaccination,” Dr. Long states in the affidavit. Because the “vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna both have been linked to myocarditis, especially in young males between 16-24 years old,” she states, “it is reasonable to conclude that these shots pose a
Reached for comment, she referred questions to the two lead attorneys for the suit, David Wilson and Todd Callender. Mr. Wilson told The Court for Colorado rejected the case, initially brought by two military staff sergeants in August, but invited the plaintiffs to obtain additional evidence. “Last week, we , and that’s when the affidavit came from Col. Long,” Mr. Wilson said. had not responded to the suit. Mr. Callender said the two attorneys decided to add Lt. Colonel Long, an aviation safety officer, to the case as a function of the preliminary injunction to “demonstrate an irreparable and immediate harm” to the judge. “She’s under a bit of pressure, as you might expect, because her testimony has caught fire. We’re going to have flight crews die in the air, and that’s the worst thing that could safety officer,” the attorney said.that the U.S. District
Mr. Callender described the colonel’s affidavit as “the equivalent of the FAA’s asking is for the court to stop the shots until we figure out why we’re using investigational new drugs under emergency use.” A certified copy of Lt. Col. Long’s affidavit is included in the civil lawsuit pending before the U.S. District Court for Colorado, filed by two enlisted service members on behalf of themselves and other on active duty.we should get all of our pilots to go through an MRI for their hearts, except in her case, the pilots carry real ammunition.” “We’re not looking for damages,” he said. “All we’re
It seeks “a declaratory judgment that the DoD cannot force them to take aunder existing military regulations, federal regulations, federal law, and the U.S. Constitution.” The suit by staff sergeants Daniel Robert of the Army and Holli Mulvihill of the Marine Corps names U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Xavier Becerra, and acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock defendants. Referring to Mr. Austin’s order that military doctors “should use only as much force as necessary to assist medical personnel with immunizations,” Dr. Long’s affidavit last week also expressed her concern that the mandate is unethical.
“The use of force to administer a medical treatment or therapy against the will of a mentally competentmedical ethics,” Dr. Long stated in the affidavit. Based on her patients on base, she further asserted that the federal government’s civilian health guidelines should not be used to guide the treatment of healthy aviators in their early 20s tasked with national defense. “Literature has demonstrated that is durable, completed, and superior to vaccination immunity to SARs-CoV-2,” the colonel said.
The affidavit states that the board-certified Dr. Long holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin, a master’s in public health, and aHealth Science Center at Houston Medical School earned in 2008. She was a field surgeon for ten years before completing her aerospace and occupational medicine residency at the of Aviation Medicine in Fort Rucker, where the Combat Readiness Center trained her as an aviation safety officer. The colonel received specialized military training in infectious diseases from Army, Navy, and specialists. Dr. Long’s affidavit follows several recent mid-level military officers publicly criticizing the , including Navy Cmdr. J.H. Furman and Army Lt. Col. Paul Hague. On Sept. 9, Lt. Col. Hague’s wife posted his resignation letter on Twitter.