All across our country, in every industry, we are seeing resistance to vaccine mandates.
Whether it’s doctors and nurses in hospital systems, workers in elderly care, or even our armed forces, there remains a SIGNIFICANT resistance to vaccine mandates.
It turns out Americans don’t like being told what to do, especially when it comes to injecting something they don’t trust into their body.
And who can blame them.
I seem to remember hearing something over and over and over, it was a little phrase called “My Body, My Choice!”
Anyone else remember that one?
It turns out our military does:
It looks like 70% is the high water mark, with many branches not even hitting 60%:
And the reason?
Well, ask any minority or even older members of our armed forces about “forced vaccines” and they will tell you their history with them.
It’s not good.
It’s a very dark history:
Meanwhile, anyone who doesn’t want to poison their body is being labeled and segregated.
Jim Crow 2.0 anyone?
The Pentagon’s effort to mandate coronavirus vaccination for all 1.3 million active-duty service members will continue to face resistance from a segment of the force, troops and observers say, until military leaders devise an effective strategy for countering pervasive doubt about the pandemic’s seriousness and widespread misinformation about the shots designed to bring it under control.
a man talking on a cell phone: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced in August that he would seek to require vaccination no later than mid-September, as the Pentagon’s most recent vaccination statistics showed that more than 400,000 personnel — about one-third of the force — remain unvaccinated.
When Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced earlier this month that he would seek to require inoculation no later than mid-September, Pentagon data showed that thousands of personnel — about one-third of the force — remained unvaccinated. President Biden quickly endorsed the move.
The looming mandate comes as the virus’s highly transmissible delta variant fuels a new wave of infections globally, and after Biden, in what was widely seen as a signal to state and local governments and the private sector that they should follow suit, directed agencies throughout the federal government to implement proof-of-vaccination requirements or impose restrictions on employees who refuse. For military personnel, administration officials have said, the need is particularly urgent.
“Right now it’s being framed as a readiness issue,” said Katherine Kuzminski, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, pointing to the current security crisis that has unfolded in Afghanistan’s capital, where thousands of U.S. troops were sent with little notice to help evacuate American citizens and U.S. allies following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. “As we see in Afghanistan, there is certainly a need to rapidly deploy people, and they may or may not be going to places that have relatively high rates of vaccinations.”