Army Starts Discharging Unvaccinated Soldiers

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    The Facts

    • The U.S. Army has announced it will start dismissing anyone not vaccinated against COVID unless they have an approved or pending exemption.

    • The Pentagon previously set a Dec. 15, 2021 vaccination deadline for members of the armed forces; the Navy and Air Force have already removed some non-compliant.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    It's ironic that those who have dedicated their lives to fighting for America's freedoms are now being denied their own basic liberties of choice and even religion. Legislation must be passed to defend America's service members.

    Left narrative

    The real irony is that the military has a long history of required jabs. One more basic vaccine requirement shouldn't have become such a political issue. Unvaccinated soldiers are a risk and jeopardize readiness.

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