© Reuters. On August 29, 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden handed challenge coins to members of the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard before boarding Air Force One at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
Washington (Reuters)-According to a report from the Washington Post on Sunday, the U.S. Marine Corps’ vaccination record will be the worst in the military sector, and as many as 10,000 active duty personnel will miss the service on November 28 expiration date.
At least 94% of Marines have met President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements or are proceeding as planned, but for these 10,000 Marines, starting and completing the vaccination program before the deadline is It’s too late.
The Marine Corps could not be immediately reached for comment.
The Marine Corps is the least populous branch of the U.S. Army and is overseen by the Navy Department, which also manages the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. The navy has the highest vaccination rate among the military; 99.7%.
Before the department’s November 3 deadline, at least 97% of active duty personnel in the Air Department, which oversees the U.S. Air Force and Space Forces, were vaccinated.
Approximately 95% or Army personnel have received at least one dose of vaccine. This branch is the largest in the army and has the latest deadline for active duty personnel; December 15.
Biden announced a policy in September that requires most federal employees, contractors, and health workers to be vaccinated, and requires employees of large private companies to be vaccinated or tested because the virus is more likely to spread.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that to date, COVID-19 has caused more than 770,000 deaths in the United States
Nearly 60% of Americans are considered to be fully vaccinated, but after the infection rate has dropped for about two months, the United States has reported an increase every day for the past two weeks. This is due to Delta Air Lines and people spending more indoors due to the colder weather. More time.
(This story is corrected in the last paragraph to say that 60% of Americans are fully vaccinated)
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