Quote O’ The Day
“When you put a politicized, flip-flopping weasel like Anthony Fauci out front as your representative, people will trust you less. That’s disastrous for public health, whose chief asset is public trust, but public health has chosen politics over doing its job well, as have most of our institutions.” -Glenn Reynolds
When the Anthrax vaccine, authorized under an FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization –just like the 2 primary Covid vaccines have been authorized) came out, the military – at first – required servicemembers to get the shot. After a lawsuit, the courts decision was that when a drug came out under a EUA, that taking it was voluntary and a servicemember could simply (and without consequence) “Just say No!”.
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.