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In a military database, a Senator seeks information about a spike in disease rates


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U.S. senators are seeking information about the spike in disease rates reported in US military databases.


Unissant, the company that runs the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED), provided Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) with details on how it runs the DMED system.


The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in spikes in many diseases, according to the database.


Senator Johnson said the military told him shortly thereafter that it had backed up the DMED as a preservation request, but he said the military has not adequately responded to three letters to DoD officials he sent.


What is that issue, when was it discovered, who identified it, and how did Unissant notify DoD about it?”” In its missive, Unissant requests that the DoD submit a list of all instances of problems found in the DMED during the period Aug. 1, 2021 to the present, as well as all communications between Unissant and DoD referred to or relating to the DMED during that time.


Previously, Johnson noted to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin that the whistleblower figures provided to Thomas Renz, an attorney representing them, indicated that hypertension increased 2,181 percent, Guillian-Barre syndrome increased 551 percent and female infertility increased 472 percent for 2021 over the five-year average from 2016 to 2020.


14 March 2022

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