Former U.S. general says he supports nationwide vaccine mandate

Former U.S. general says he supports nationwide vaccine mandate

President of Texas is Republican. This week, Greg Abbott signed an executive order which bars businesses from mandates for employees — though major companies like American Airlines AAL and Southwest Airlines LUV have pledged to flout the rule.

The executive order sets the state on course for a clash with the Biden Administration, which could finalize its mandate as soon as next week for large companies to frequently test employees or vaccinate them, NBC News reported.

In a new interview, former general Stanley McChrystal who headed coalition forces in Afghanistan for two years and now heads a consulting firm called the McChrystal Group weighed in on the political fight over vaccine requirements with support for a nationwide mandate calling it an entirely appropriate policy in a war against COVID. He says that the people have certain mandates. If you have a threat to our military, you must serve in the military as soon as possible. There are things that can be done as part of a covenant with the United States of America, adds McChrystal, who co-authored a book entitled Risk: A User's Guide recently. McChrystal, whose consulting firm helped government agencies respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts, sharply attacked U.S. leadership and messaging from the outset of the pandemic.

"We don't communicate clear," he says. We have mixed messages. We had a narrative that was threatened at times by counter narratives, first within official circles. The call from McChrystal for a nationwide vaccine mandate extends far beyond the current requirements put forward by Biden administration, which has called for millions of government contractors to be vaccinated by December 8.

Indonesia, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan are among the few countries that have made COVID -19 mandatory for all adults.

McChrystal graduated from U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1976 and served a 34-year military career, which included a stint as the commander of U.S. Special Forces and eventually a two-year tenure as head of coalition forces in Afghanistan that ended in 2010.

Then-president Barack Obama accepted McChrystal's resignation days after a Rolling Stone article in which McChrystal and aides criticized senior administration officials.

McChrystal told Yahoo Finance that the U.S. had a battle with the disease that should take the necessary measures to defeat it, and how they could get rid of it.

This is a nation at war, says he. Common defense doesn't mean just common defense against the British at Lexington. It means common defence against those things that harm our nation. This is not something that harms individual Americans – it weakens us economically, he adds.

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