Thousands of service members saying no to Covid vaccine

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  1. signalmankenneth

    signalmankenneth Well-Known Member

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    When I was in basic training in the army circa 1960's, you had to take vaccines, two if you had not had them as a kid, they were smallpox and polio, I both of these as a kid! The army should ordered these soldiers to take the vaccine?!! In the civilian world you got people fighting tooth and nail to get these covid vaccines!

    WASHINGTON — By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the Covid-19 vaccine as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will persuade troops to get the shot.

    Some Army units are seeing as few as one-third agree to the vaccine. Military leaders searching for answers believe they have identified one potential convincer: an imminent deployment. Navy sailors on ships heading out to sea last week, for example, were choosing to take the shot at rates exceeding 80 percent to 90 percent.

    Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeff Taliaferro, vice director of operations for the Joint Staff, told Congress on Wednesday that “very early data” suggests that just up to two-thirds of the service members offered the vaccine have accepted.

    That’s higher than the rate for the general population, which a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation put at roughly 50 percent. But the significant number of forces declining the vaccine is especially worrisome because troops often live, work and fight closely together in environments where social distancing and wearing masks, at times, are difficult.

    The military’s resistance also comes as troops are deploying to administer shots at vaccination centers around the country and as leaders look to American forces to set an example for the nation.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/militar...ccine-n1258214

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    If today's military is no longer capable of ordering their people to take shots perhaps they could offer a financial incentive.
     
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    Eleuthera Well-Known Member Donor

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    Maybe the commanders are skeptical of the gene editing injection themselves?



    Maybe this video hasn't been pulled down yet, and they don't want their troops to look like this pitiful woman?
     
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    Just a couple of things... Did it occur to any of the folks frothing at the mouth about this take the time to understand the science here? If, as most are, these are all under 40 and the vast majority of the service member population are under 30, does it matter that we vaccinate them now? Under what condition are most of these folks at risk? If this population has roughly a 100% chance of surviving the infection should they get it, what's the point of directing vaccination resources towards them and not to the rest of the nation who cannot get enough resources to vaccinate their elderly yet? Where is the priority here? Would it not be better to take those 2 million odd vaccinations and offer them to the elderly in the nation?

    The mouth breathing at NBC seems uncontrollable these days.
     
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    Eleuthera Well-Known Member Donor

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    Maybe informed consent is starting to become a thing again?

    I've noticed that the sites around here where the injection was given no longer have long lines. Is the honeymoon over?
     
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    It's because they have to be deployment ready for anywhere in the world. I wonder if Navy policy is different.
     
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