Members of the US military will be required to get the COVID vaccine under a plan laid out by the Pentagon Monday and endorsed by President Biden. Top Pentagon leaders said in memos to the troops that the vaccine is a necessary step to maintain military readiness. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the mid-September deadline could be accelerated if the vaccine receives final FDA approval or infection rates continue to rise.
“I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon” licensure by the Food and Drug Administration “whichever comes first,” Austin said in his memo.
Meanwhile, while the Department of Defense is worrying about vaccinating incredibly healthy 20-somethings…
The Taliban have taken another provincial capital in Afghanistan, pressing on with their relentless offensive as American and NATO forces finalize their pullout from the war-torn country. The militants have taken control of six provincial capitals since last Friday.
Priorities, am I right?
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