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Republican senators push bill banning dishonorable discharges for military vaccine refusers

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been running strong for about a year and a half now, and there hasn't been a single week during any of it when Republican elected officials weren't more invested in mocking the pandemic than fighting it. The rapid invention of a vaccine that could stop it was a medical miracle; now that full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval has been granted, the choice to include COVID-19 vaccination as part of the U.S. military's full regimen of vaccines was a no-brainer.

If you're going to throw people from all across the country into grubby battlefield tents and tell them they'll maybe be able to get a shower next Tuesday, you're going to want them vaccinated against all of the world's most deadly diseases so that your troops last long enough to least point guns at the enemy you've put them in front of. It's ... not controversial.

To the party of tax-dodging international extortion slash sex crimes slash insurrection, however, now it's controversial. Outrageous, even. And if the enablers of hard-right fascism can't prevent the military from requiring the vaccines, they're going to at least do their best to paint military members who refuse vaccination due to crank conspiracy theories as noble heroes or conscientious objectors or what-the-heck-ever.

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