The Washington Post reports:
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Pentagon’s first compliance deadlines near, with lopsided rates across the individual services and a spike in deaths among military reservists illustrating how political division over the shots has seeped into a nonpartisan force with unambiguous orders.
For instance, 90 percent of the active-duty Navy is fully vaccinated, whereas just 72 percent of the Marine Corps is, the data show, even though both services share a Nov. 28 deadline. In the Air Force, more than 60,000 personnel have just three weeks to meet the Defense Department’s most ambitious deadline. Deaths attributed to covid-19 have soared in parts of the force as some services struggle to inoculate their troops.
Read the full article. The vast majority of those still not vaccinated are reservists and National Guard members.
— Gordon Lubold (@glubold) October 10, 2021