The Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut removed Cadets based on their status of vaccination against Covid-19. The Covid-19 pandemic is now over 2-years-old, and the hysteria of vaccinated vs unvaccinated is largely in the past along with the hysteria about wearing a mask to “stop the spread” in most areas. Anyone aware of how colleges and universities are in the United States are likely not surprised to see that masks and vaccines are still highly thought of, but a Coast Guard academy? As it turns out, similar to academia, professional sports, and other areas controlled by liberals, sadly, the Coast Guard isn’t immune.
The Coast Guard Academy is disenrolling seven cadets for failing to comply with the military’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, after their requests for religious exemptions were denied and they were ordered to leave campus.
The academy in New London, Connecticut, confirmed the disenrollments Tuesday, The Day newspaper reported. A lawyer for several of the cadets said they were told on Aug. 18 that they had to leave campus by 4 p.m. the next day.
“No one helped them with travel arrangements or gave them any money,” said Rose, based in Summerville, South Carolina. “One had to get to California, one to Alaska. One’s estranged from home and living out of his truck, according to an email I received describing his situation.”
Rose said two of the seven cadets had no homes to return to.
The cadets’ names have not been released. Rose said academy officials were “particularly mean-spirited” and could have waited until pending lawsuits challenging the military’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement were concluded.
At least 98% of all active duty military members are either fully or partially vaccinated, according to the military branches. To date, about 5,700 service members have been discharged from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps for refusing to get vaccinated.
After we saw large numbers of nurses being removed from their profession due to their choice to vaccinate or not vaccinate, then the predictable nurse shortage we are currently facing, one would wonder why we would open ourselves up to the possibility of this occurring with the United States armed forces. Maliciously removing these Cadets based on their choice to vaccinate for a virus that has largely been done away with is a political move that leaves our country more vulnerable than it otherwise would be.