The conundrum many Americans face is whether to continue their work by getting a COVID-19 vaccine or fight for their freedom over other choices.
The missions have now “ranked up” and are affecting higher levels of the military when a senior Navy officer refused to get vaccinated or go for regular checkups.
Navy Cmdr. Lucian Kins is the 2nd officer of the Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, who was removed from his post on Friday for refusing to be tested for COVID-19, according to the US Navy. Fox News.
Fox reports that Navy officials emphasized that Kins was relieved he refused to be tested because he was unvaccinated, not that he was unvaccinated.
Lieutenant Cmdr. Jason Fischer, a Navy spokesman, said Kins was dismissed from his post because of a “loss of confidence” in the performance of his job duties.
Sources also told Fox News that Fischer applied for a religious exemption but was turned down by the Navy.
He later appealed that decision.
Vaccine requirements are causing labor shortages across the country, and motivated concern about the nation’s military.
washington articles reported Saturday that as many as 40,000 active-duty service members are resisting vaccination even as deadlines for various service industries pass.
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Despite receiving $66 billion from the recently signed infrastructure bill, Amtrak are cutting the number of routes due to staff shortages.
While worker shortages are raging at many companies, employers are pushing back and vaccine requirements are being challenged in courts across the country.
In a ruling last week by the US Southern District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, powers were temporarily blocked for employees of federal contractors.
Furthermore, the task is “expensive, laborious, and likely to result in a reduction in the number of existing members of the workforce.”
The decision applies “in all relevant contracts in any state or territory of the United States of America.”
It only applies to federal contractors, not military personnel.
According to Fox, Kins will become the destroyer commander within 18 months.
https://www.westernjournal.com/navy-destroyers-second-command-refused-covid-vaccine-testing-relieved-duty/ The second commander of the Navy Destroyer, who refused the experimental COVID vaccine, was relieved of duty