Sunday, April 11, 2021

COVID vaccine: Nearly forty percent of US Marines decline it

Nearly 40% of U.S. Marines who have been offered the COVID-19 vaccine have declined it, according to the Pentagon. 

Of the 123,500 Marines who have had access to the vaccine, 75,500 Marines are either fully vaccinated or have received one dose, and about 48,000 have declined it, Communication Strategy and Operations Officer Capt. Andrew Woods told USA TODAY.

"We fully understand that widespread acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine provides us with the best means to defeat this pandemic. The key to addressing this pandemic is building vaccine confidence," he said, confirming a statistic first reported by CNN.

Woods said the Navy and Marines were working to ensure that soldiers have accurate information about the safety of the vaccine.


I got my second jab last week. It made me feel sh*tty, but just a bit, in a whole new way. But now nothing can touch me!

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40% of your marines are cowards? Why are you paying them then?

Or is it that 40% of your marines, being trained killers, don't mind infecting grandma?

Other explanations are available I suppose. It's even conceivable that they may prove wise. That's the thing with a novel virus and under-tested vaccines. There's lots of unavoidable ignorance.

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 12, 2021 4:39:04 AM

Nothing except the South African variant.

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 12, 2021 4:39:58 AM

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