Approximately half of all National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) workers are refusing to take the COVID vaccinations that the rest of us are being forced to take.
During an interview with Senator Richard Burr, Peter Marks of the FDA acknowledged that 40-50 percent of CDC and FDA workers had chosen not to take the vaccine.
NIAID Director Anthony Fauci said the number is about the same for his agency.
“Okay, this question I’m gonna go to Dr. Fauci, Dr. Marks, and Dr. Walensky,” Burr asked. “What percentage of employees in [Fauci’s] institute, [Walensky’s] Center, or [Mars’] agency, of your employees, has been vaccinated?”
“You know, I’m not a hundred percent sure, senator, but I think it’s probably a little bit more than half, probably around sixty percent,” Fauci claimed.
“I can’t tell you the exact number, but it’s probably in the same range, some people vaccinated at our facility, and others at, uh, outside of the facility,” Marks added.
“We’re encouraging, um, our employees to get vaccinated, we’ve been doing town halls and education seminars, um, we have, our staff have the option to report their vaccination status but it’s you, un-understand [sic] the federal government is not requiring it so we do not know,” Walensky said, dodging the question.
Meanwhile, within the military, the Marine Corps said that as of April 23, approximately 93,500 Marines had received the COVID-19 vaccine while 52,900 Marines have declined a shot, or about 36 percent. An additional 92,300 Marines have yet to be offered one.
In comments to the “Today” show on April 30, President Joe Biden said he might force the military to get the vaccine.
“I don’t know. I’m going to leave that to the military,” Biden said in response to a question about mandatory vaccines. “I’m not saying I won’t. I think you’re going to see more and more of them getting it. And I think it’s going to be a tough call as to whether or not they should be required to have to get it in the military, because you’re in such close proximity with other military personnel.”