Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Navy Approves Five Permanent Medical, No Religious Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccine to Date/ USNI News


The Navy has so far approved five exemptions for the required COVID-19 vaccination — all medical, a Navy official told USNI News.

The service has approved five permanent medical exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine so far, said Navy spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Andrew DeGarmo. No one has been separated or discharged, as of Nov. 1, for not receiving the vaccine and the final snapshot will likely not be ready until Nov. 28, DeGarmo said.

The Navy has not released how many administrative exemptions — which is the category religious exemptions fall under — have been granted in terms of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is mandatory for all active-duty sailors and reservists. However, the Navy has not approved a religious waiver for vaccinations in the past seven years, DeGarmo said...

1 comment:

John said...

How about waiver to stay away 6 feet forever?
6ft under rule is bogus based on the small size of Covid

COVID 19 virus: 0.12 microns

COVID 19 virus particle size is 125 nanometers (0.125 microns); the range reported is 0.06 microns to .14 microns. The N95 mask reportedly filters down to 0.3 microns in some reports N95 (masks) protect down to 0.1 microns in other reports

.06 would easily go through either .1 & .3 N95 that most don’t wear anyway in fact ordered not to have loved ones wear best mask for many months when more unknowns in risks of death reportedly to wear paper towel masks at length as most do ongoing.

Similarly to flu 6 feet also irrelevant for sizes under micron both flu & Covid,

This is important because fine aerosols generated simply by breathing remain suspended in air for relatively long periods. Current thinking is that infectious particles larger than 5 microns fall to the ground quickly, but particles smaller than 5 microns may remain in air longer, travel further, and be infectious at larger distances from an infected person. So staying 3 feet or 6 feet away from a person with flu will not be sufficiently protective. Typical infection control for flu in healthcare facilities usually involves contact and droplet precautions, for spread over short distances only.