97% Vaccinated: US Navy says sailors who refuse vaccine will be ‘fired’

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VT: During the height of the pandemic, many combat units went ‘off grid’ because of COVID. Several ships including the USS Theodore Roosevelt were quarantined…along with several nuclear submarines that were taken out by COVID.  These are secrets…and it gets worse.

Who do you think is pushing anti-vaxx to take our military down?

An unvaccinated military is not a credible deterrent. 

Raw Story: The US Navy said Thursday that personnel who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 will be expelled from the force, ahead of the November 28 deadline for the injection.

“With Covid-19 vaccines now mandatory for all military members, the Navy has announced plans to start processing for discharge those who refuse vaccination without a pending or approved exemption,” it said in a statement.

It was the first clear indication by the Pentagon of what would happen to service members who reject the vaccines, which became mandatory at the end of August.

Until now military officials had avoided answering what would happen to those who refuse to be vaccinated

The navy said that 98 percent of its 350,000 active duty members had begun or completed the vaccination process.

For the US military overall, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday that 96.7 percent of the nearly 1.4 million active duty personnel had received at least one dose, and 83.7 percent two doses.

Including military reserves, though, the level was just 80 percent with at least one dose.

If all the services take the same hard line that the navy is taking, it risks losing as many as 46,000 troops, though presumably more will accept vaccinations before the deadline.

Vice Admiral John Nowell, the chief of naval personnel, said the navy force has been hit with 164 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.

Of them 144 were known to have not been immunized, while the status of the other 20 was unclear.

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