Lt. Ted Macie, who last March revealed health data from the U.S. military that showed a spike in myocarditis after the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, this week revealed new data that show an increase in suicide and self-harm among military members and called on Congress to hold the Pentagon accountable for its “illegal shot mandate.”
By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D. | The Defender
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) whistleblower who in March released a trove of data from a Pentagon medical database showing a spike in myocarditis cases in the military in 2021, following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, went public this week.
In a Sept. 1 tweet, Macie asked Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) to “call for accountability from the Pentagon over the tens of thousands of injuries and untold amount of deaths from the illegal shot mandate.”
Macie added, “We’re here for it, we have ALL the evidence, just open the door already. We’re at boiling point.”
⚠️Will @mattgaetz call for accountability from the Pentagon over the 10s of thousands of injuries and untold amount of deaths from the illegal shot mandate? We're here for it, we have ALL the evidence, just open the door already. We're at boiling point. https://t.co/kjiiyh30DM https://t.co/KYSnJc4AjC
— Ted (@ted_macie) September 1, 2023
Macie shared new data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) showing a substantial rise in numerous health incidents other than myocarditis — including self-harm and suicide attempts — in the military in 2021, compared to the average from 2016-2021.
The DMED shows a subset of the DOD’s Defense Medical Surveillance System, which “contains up-to-date and historical data on diseases and medical events (e.g., hospitalizations, ambulatory visits, reportable diseases, etc.) and longitudinal data” for all active and reserve military members.
The system uses International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes to record each and every time a service member has a “medical event.”
According to The Epoch Times, Macie shared not-yet-public screenshots of the new DMED data.
According to Macie, the new 2021 data, when compared with the average from the prior five years, show there were increases in numerous incidents of violence against self and others, including suicide attempts (33%), intentional self-harm (147%) and assault (828%).
The new data also showed increases in accidents, including water transport accidents (7,400%), land transport vehicle accidents (526%), and slipping, tripping, stumbles and falls (471%).
Macie refrained from making a direct association between any specific data point and the COVID-19 vaccines.
He said he hopes Congress will press the Pentagon for answers about the new data. If lawmakers fail to do this, “the people need to step up to hold our government accountable,” he told The Epoch Times.
“What will higher-ranking general officers, the surgeon general, Defense Health Agency and Joint Chiefs do when they receive word that ICD codes/injuries for these incidents are on the rise?” Macie asked.
“Soon, we’ll see if the same people who claim that the service member is their top priority actually show that through their action,” he added.
“If the data is correct, and is confirmed by [the Pentagon], more than just a stand-down needs to happen. Rising problems like self-harm, suicide attempts, accidents, and assault must be addressed immediately, not just the mess of [vaccine] injuries.”
Questions linger about earlier DMED data
Macie’s new data are the latest in ongoing revelations from whistleblowers regarding DMED data that revealed an increase since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout of miscarriages, cancer, neurological disorders and other medical conditions.
In early 2022, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asked the DOD if it had reviewed the data showing big spikes in illnesses among military members since the vaccines were rolled out.
Claiming the DMED data for 2016-2020 were incorrect, the DOD in early 2022 temporarily disabled the database and then updated it with what military officials said were more accurate figures.
The new data showed fewer medical conditions potentially related to the vaccines.
Commenting on the DOD’s move, Dr. Robert Malone said:
“Although this database has apparently been managed for years by the same National Institutes of Health subcontractor, and has been included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) datasets including those reviewed by the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Technical (VaST) Work Group, the geniuses that have been managing it have never identified any issues before the whistleblowers grabbed this download.”
Malone, who reviewed some of the raw DMED data released by the whistleblowers, added:
“There are many potential confounding variables, but whatever the cause, if these data are not due to longstanding and previously undiscovered ‘data corruption,’ then we have a major issue with the overall health of our armed services.”
Johnson in June 2022 asked the company that manages the DMED, Unissant Inc., to turn over records after it failed to fully comply with a previous request seeking information about its “awareness of potential data problems” with the military’s database.
For more than a year, Johnson has exchanged correspondence with the DOD regarding the DMED data. In July, Johnson sent another letter to the Pentagon asking if any service members had experienced adverse medical conditions associated with the COVID-19 vaccines.
“If so, how many and what are those conditions? How did DoD make this determination?” he wrote. “Has DoD conducted any independent investigation into whether adverse medical conditions are associated with the COVID-19 vaccines? If so, what has DoD found? If not, why not?”
Johnson told the DOD that their “pattern of deception regarding DMED data is unacceptable.”
The Defender reached out to Johnson’s office about receiving a reply from the DOD but did not hear back before deadline.