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Zorro

(15,942 posts)
Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:54 PM Dec 2021

Majority of vaccine exemption requests denied by Marine Corps as mandate deadline passes

Service says 95 percent of active-duty Marines have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; those not in compliance will be let go

Thousands of active-duty Marines remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday, one day after the service’s Nov. 28 deadline, the Corps said in a statement. Most of them will soon find themselves booted from the military under the Marines’ current vaccine policy.

The service did not specify how many Marines haven’t received the vaccine but said 95 percent of its active-duty members have received at least one dose. The Corps lags the other military branches in vaccine compliance rate, according to data from the Pentagon.

Gen. David Berger, the commandant of the Marine Corps, thanked the military medical personnel who worked to get the majority of the force vaccinated.

“I have great appreciation for all those who made these vaccinations possible, including the civilian and Navy medical personnel who worked tirelessly over the past months to protect our Marines and families,” Berger said in a statement.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/military/story/2021-11-29/vaccine-exemption-requests-marine-corps
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Majority of vaccine exemption requests denied by Marine Corps as mandate deadline passes (Original Post) Zorro Dec 2021 OP
Trump's shaman was kicked out of the Navy for refusing an anthrax vaccine. keithbvadu2 Dec 2021 #1
One has to wonder where all these pissed off ex-Marine anti-vaxxers might go luv2fly Dec 2021 #2
I suspect most of those you are talking about already belong to those organizations. haele Dec 2021 #3

keithbvadu2

(38,006 posts)
1. Trump's shaman was kicked out of the Navy for refusing an anthrax vaccine.
Wed Dec 1, 2021, 01:23 PM
Dec 2021
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/gop-rep-thomas-massie-schooled-after-claiming-military-will-quit-if-the-covid-vaccine-is-mandated/ar-AALNaaS

GOP Rep Thomas Massie Schooled After Claiming Military 'Will Quit If the COVID Vaccine Is Mandated'
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Trump's shaman was kicked out of the Navy for refusing an anthrax vaccine.

He did not 'quit'.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/12/navy-career-of-qanon-shaman-ended-after-he-refused-anthrax-vaccine.html

luv2fly

(2,475 posts)
2. One has to wonder where all these pissed off ex-Marine anti-vaxxers might go
Wed Dec 1, 2021, 01:54 PM
Dec 2021

Too many wannabe "military" groups out there happy to accept them and their particular way of "thinking."

haele

(12,873 posts)
3. I suspect most of those you are talking about already belong to those organizations.
Wed Dec 1, 2021, 02:21 PM
Dec 2021

III percenters and white supremacists organizations -along with gang and cartel organizations - have been sending their younger siblings and children to the Army and Marines for decades. Wealthier organizations even get some members into the Service Academies. And the DoD knows it.

They do this primarily to teach their younger members the latest and greatest in weapons and tactics in a legitimate setting rather than haphazardly in "secret" places where the police or FBI might interrupt, and also so those younger members aren't a drain on their resources.

The only risk these paramilitary or criminal civilian groups run is that the young member might have a change of heart and leave those ignorant angry he-man clubs behind. Which does happen to at least half, from what I've observed. Something about getting out of the bubble and learning about the real world can do that to those who are basically decent people who were raised by angry idiots with agendas.
And as the military is one of the largest socialist organizations in the world, a person raised in a militia or criminal setting can quit that "family" fairly easily; stay in, do their 20 or 30 years, and retire comfortably far away from that former upbringing. I have observed this in person over the years.

Haele

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