By Scott Sturman, MD, USAFA ’72
STARRS Board of Advisors
Recently, Hunter Brown, a United States Air Force Academy cadet and member of the intercollegiate football team, died of a cardiac arrest while walking to class.
Tragic events like these are becoming all too common. It is not acceptable to automatically regard these events as normal and categorically deny that they are not related to mRNA vaccines.
Those of us in the graduate community mourn Hunter’s death and extend our deep-felt condolences to his family and friends.
For over two years eminent scientists, independent investigative journalists, and skeptical free thinkers have sounded the alarm about the potential severe side effects caused by mRNA derived gene therapies.
Despite ominous signals from the DMED and VAERS reporting systems and the skyrocketing incidence of cardiac arrests in young athletes, the Department of Defense, medical establishment, pharmaceutical industry, and MSM either ignored the data, messaged it, or unleashed ad hominem attacks on those who suggested a link between the two.
The press dispenses merciless criticism on physicians who do not regurgitate the party line, as if they are incapable of independent, rational thought. Only sub-specialists in the fields of virology, epidemiology, and infectious disease representing compliant academic institutions are qualified to comment and set policy.
Ironically, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a physician touted for his commanding intellect, who ruled NIAID with an iron hand for 40 years and controlled billions of dollars in research grants, testified 174 times during his deposition that he could not remember the most basic Covid-related topics.
As a non-practicing orthopedic surgeon and former head of the FDA and a Pfizer board member, Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s credentials were never called into question. Acceptable qualifications seem more to do with parroting approved solutions and suppressing opposing views.
Dr. Gottlieb apparently attempted to compel Twitter to censor FDA Commissioner Dr. Brett Giroir for posting the audacious Tweet that natural immunity is superior to protection conferred by Covid vaccines.
This blatant display of conflict of interest and unethical behavior perversely and directly affected members of the armed forces, who were compelled to receive the mRNA Covid vaccine despite being at low risk for serious disease and protected with antibodies from previous infections.
The rush to vaccine millions with mRNA based therapies was bound to expose patients to unknown risks. There is a prudent reason that the gene therapy approval process requires ten years rather than a a few months.
It is impossible to identify the long term health risks of an experimental medication that is being introduced to the general population in the midst of a pandemic.
According to a non clinical, computer based model, the Lancet reported and implied that the vaccines saved 20 million lives in one year. The report has been criticized for over estimating the effectiveness of the vaccine, underestimating its adverse effects, and using inflated case infection fatality rates that have not been experienced during the pandemic.
Martin Kulldorff, writing in Brownstone, analyzed randomized control trials conducted in Denmark that clearly indicate that mRNA vaccine efficacy was neutral at best.
It has been known that certain types of antibodies, the IgG4 subtype specifically, are related to aggressive tumors and may be implicated in their escape from tumor surveillance by the immune system.
Until December of this year it was unclear how mRNA vaccines affected the process. In a paper published in Science Immunology authors demonstrated that patients who receive more boosters are prone to have higher levels of serum IgG4 antibodies.
It is highly unusual that this antibody subtype, which suppresses the immune response, to be present at these elevated titers for prolonged periods. Further investigation is warranted to explore the mechanism of tumor progression and its relation to the mRNA vaccine.
It is unscrupulous for the Department of Defense to assume that the hundreds of thousands of vaccinated service members have not been injured due to the mRNA vaccine or put at risk of succumbing to long term diseases.
Those who refused the vaccine for either medical or religious reasons require immediate restitution, and those who have received the vaccine require appropriate testing to determine if their health is in jeopardy.
Scott Sturman is a 1972 distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he majored in aeronautical engineering and was elected class president. Scott received the Colorado Engineering Council’s Medal as the Outstanding Engineering Student and the Jewish War Veterans Award as the Outstanding Cadet in Physical Education. After flying helicopters for five years, Scott attended medical school at the University of Arizona, where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He retired in 2018 after a 35-year career in private practice medicine.
First published in Armed Forces Press
Photo: Navy Chief Petty Officers assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, load a box of COVID-19 vaccines onto a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, for transportation to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower from Naval Air Station Sigonella, in Sigonella, Italy, March 10, 2021.
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