Dear representatives of Military Religious Freedom,
It is obvious to me that your organization is lacking knowledge about the situation pertaining to the Air Force Academy cadets. First, the so-called orders to get the shot or get kicked out (coercion) CLEARLY indicate that only approved vaccines can satisfy the order. From SecDef Austin’s 24 Aug 2021 memo:
“Mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 will only use COVID-19 vaccines that receive full licensure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in accordance with FDA-approved labeling and guidance.” According to the CDC’s own website, there are currently only 2 so-called approved vaccines: Comirnaty and SpikeVax. And according to that same website, neither one is available in the US because both manufacturers are not producing it yet. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/COVID-19-related-codes.html <Outlook.jpg> <Outlook.jpg> So how do you propose that these cadets (and all active duty, guard, reserves, ROTC, etc.) comply with this so-called order? Taking an EUA vaccine is NOT an approved vaccine, so if someone took the EUA vaccine, they would be disobeying the order. And yet many people in the military have taken the EUA vaccine and somehow not gotten into trouble. Obviously there is an agenda here, and it most definitely is NOT the health of the service. So please educate yourself before you go off half-cocked commenting about the situation. A retraction by your organization is certainly in order, but I would bet hard money that you won’t do this. Because, as I would suspect, you are in on the scam, probably getting paid off. Military Religious Freedom? My ass. Stop kidding yourselves and the rest of the country with your phoney name. And stay in your lane. Sincerely, (name witthheld)
Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Marty France
Thanks for contacting the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF)! I occasionally respond to emails directed to the MRFF such as yours. To begin with, the table you show below is a cross code table from the CDC website–it something that allows comparisons and cross use of differently labeled vaccines. Nowhere does it say that ONLY European formulations are approved and American manufactured versions are not. Do you realize that EUA doesn’t mean European? It means Emergency Use Authorization. In fact, the CDC website does show that both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are fully approved (click on the links). Now that they’ve received full approval, as the links indicate, they can be marketed under proprietary names, hence the Spikevax and Comirnaty shown in your table below. It’s all so confusing for someone of your amazing technical skills–I’m sorry for that.Again, from the site: Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on August 23, 2021, for individuals ages 16 years and older. Once vaccines are approved by the FDA, companies can market the vaccines under brand names. COMIRNATY is the brand name for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. After FDA approval, the FDA-authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals ages 16 years and older was marketed as COMIRNATY. No change was made to the vaccine’s formula with the name change.The added emphasis (bold letters) are from the CDC. They are fully approved. They are the same vaccines available to cadets, faculty, staff, and all members of the military. You cited the page incorrectly–you were using old information improperly to make a point and failed. Nice research work. I suggest you present this at any upcoming academic promotion board.Please share this with the dept heads for Chemistry and Physics. I can guarantee you that this note will be going to the Superintendentt and Dean of Faculty. Remember, the SecDef made these mandatory and that mandate was validated when the vaccines received full approval.And here’s another reputable source showing full FDA approval: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/full-fda-approval-of-a-covid-19-vaccine-what-you-should-knowEven schools like Berkeley have vaccine mandates and consequences for those that don’t comply: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/requirements/covid19 That’s not coercion. As you may have learned at USAFA, the military command authority can and does mandate vaccines for operational readiness and public health reasons. The cadets that objected to the CoVID vaccines has already complied with other vaccination orders and even received vaccines that used fetal cell lines in their development–apparently without prior complaint (Hep A, MMR, Chickenpox).
I’m very sorry that we didn’t get to know each other if our time at USAFA overlapped. I left in 2018 and don’t think we’ve met.I do hope you enjoy chatting about this with BG Letendre and Lt Gen Clark. You make my alma mater proud.
Sincerely,Marty France Brigadier General, USAF (Retired) MRFF Advisory Board Member