On Monday, Lieutenant Ted Macie, an active-duty officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps and a whistleblower, provided Department of Defense data indicating a substantial increase in cardiac issues among military pilots after receiving the vaccine.
Lt. Macie additionally serves as a Navy Health Administrator and Medical Recruiter and further discussed his wife Mara Macie’s initial concerns; she is currently running for Florida’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House.
Mara Macie’s social media post raised concerns regarding the treatment of thousands of service members during the vaccine rollout, demonstrating a lack of confidence in military leadership and demanding accountability and justice.
“So you may have seen my wife’s recent post, and I want to elaborate on that and give you an example as to why reinstatement, back pay, and apologies isn’t enough,” said Macie in a video posted on X.
In a staunch reply to Missouri Senator Eric Schmitt’s call for rehiring previously discharged service members with “full back pay, rank and an apology,” Mara Macie emphasized the deep lack of trust in military leadership among those affected by “illegal mandates.”
Thousands of servicemembers were treated with “disrespect” and fired because of “tyranny,” yet citing recruitment challenges as a reason this should be a priority diminishes the sentiment.
There is a complete lack of trust in the military “leadership” among those who were not only involuntarily separated, but also those who walked away (including just shy of retirement), those who fought from within but were flagged for promotion, those who didn’t want to take the shot but were coerced, and us family members who have been told that our community’s mental and physical health is important to that alleged leadership.
Accountability is the only answer. Every single voice of servicemembers who suffered because of these ILLEGAL mandates should be heard before Congress. Every single military “leader” who was informed by servicemembers presenting them with the law and still did nothing should be investigated until we remove all those who put their careers above the mental and physical safety of our servicemembers and their families.
When I am elected to Congress, I will lead the charge for accountability, and the investigation into those who violated their oath of office, therefore forfeiting their honorable status, in exchange for personal advancement. Justice must prevail.”
Lt. Macie presented data that showed a dramatic increase in various heart-related ailments among fixed-wing and helicopter pilots.
Hypertensive disease, ischemic heart disease, pulmonary heart disease, heart failure, other forms of heart disease, and cardiomyopathy all increased compared to the five-year average prior to 2022, with surges of 36%, 69%, 62%, 973%, 63% and 152% respectively.
In July 2021 it was reported on a leaked military study which admitted a 151% increase in myocarditis cases post-vaccination in the US Military.
Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert Cisneros Jr. confirmed the rise; he noted 275 cases of myocarditis in 2021 – significantly more than the annual average observed from 2016 to 2020.
In an X post, Lt. Macie wrote, “Thank you to the Congressman and woman raising concerns over the injustice of the illegal shot mandate. With that said, my wife Mara Macie and thousands of us will stop until there’s accountability, it’s the ONLY way to right the ship. The effects from this are just beginning, and to simply overlook them is a disservice to us and the country. In the video I’m covering active duty fixed wing and helo pilot heart issues from the DoD’s own numbers.”