Nearly 40% of Marines are refusing the vaccine 👀

Apr 11th

As of Thursday, approximately 75,500 Marines have received vaccines, including fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated service men and women. About 48,000 Marines have chosen not to receive vaccines, for a declination rate of 38.9%.


The declination rate at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, one of the prominent Marine Corps bases, was far higher, at 57%, according to another set of data provided to CNN. Of 26,400 Marines who have been offered vaccinations, 15,100 have chosen not to receive them, a number that includes both II Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installation East -- Camp Lejeune.

Not surprising. They're Marines -- young, healthy, strong.

It's not stupid or reckless to be concerned about potential long-term effects of the fastest vaccine ever produced, especially if you're young.

The younger you are, the more you have to worry about long-term effects. If you're 70, you're at much higher risk from the virus, and your long-term is, well, not very long-term.

Officials say most of the vaccine hesitancy stems from concerns about the speed at which the vaccines were developed and fears over long-term effects.

Welp, there you have it. 🤷‍♂️


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