BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Many U.S. Marines’ hesitancy to receive coronavirus vaccinations could prove to be a sticking point for President Biden as some Democrats pressure him to mandate vaccinations for service members.
Nearly 40% of U.S. Marines who have been offered the coronavirus vaccine declined, according to data released last week. 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 addressed the issue at a press conference. “I understand the hesitancy the U.S. Marines to receive the vaccine. I am planning on appointing two officers to go on a fact finding mission, and later present to me some intelligent answers to this dilemma. As I understand it, the two officers will be Captain Crunch and General Lee Speaking… I think.”