President Joe Biden just got bad news from the United States Marines.
“Nearly 40% of U.S. Marines who have been offered the coronavirus vaccine declined, according to data released last week,” according to a Fox News report. “That translates to approximately 75,500 Marines who have received the vaccine, and approximately 48,000 who have declined the vaccine. More than 100,000 Marines have yet to be offered the coronavirus vaccine, however.”
Biden is advancing his health agenda on the assumption that only the Neanderthals and foolish would not take the vaccine. But he has a huge problem on his hands if large numbers of the military are holding off on getting jabbed.
Although the ratio is higher than the general public, the military represents a uniquely situated demographic that could spell bad PR for Biden.
The military is not the only tense institution addressing the vaccine issue.
As Fox News reported, “many Americans have expressed their fears of a so-called vaccine passport that would dictate what Americans are allowed to do, although there’s no sign such a system will be instituted. Nevertheless, some private entities are requiring students to receive coronavirus vaccinations, including colleges like Oakland University in Michigan, Cornell University in upstate New York, Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Brown University in Rhode Island.”