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Coronavirus Survivors 'Permanently Disqualified' from Joining U.S. Military

  1. #1
    stl1 Space Nigga
    I just read this and got a WTF???

    What exactly does the U.S. military know about Covid-19 that precludes then from taking any otherwise healthy young person for service? What exactly are the after effects of Covid that we don't know about...yet?



    Newsweek

    Coronavirus Survivors 'Permanently Disqualified' from Joining U.S. Military

    Daniel Villarreal



    A memorandum from the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM) says applicants who have previously tested positive for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus won't be allowed to serve in the armed forces, according to Military Times.

    The authenticity of the memorandum has been verified by the Pentagon.

    "During the medical history interview or examination, a history of COVID-19, confirmed by either a laboratory test or a clinician diagnosis, is permanently disqualifying," the memo reads.

    During the screening process, a reported history of confirmed COVID-19 will be annotated as €considered disqualifying.

    Additionally, the memo lays out guidelines for handling possible and confirmed coronavirus cases in applicants. It says any applicants at any of the 65 nationwide Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) should be evaluated for possible coronavirus infection, most likely through a temperature check and questions about their symptoms and possible contact with infected individuals.

    If an applicant seems likely positive for the coronavirus, they can return to the MEPS if they're symptom-free after 14 days. Anyone who tests positive through a lab test or clinical diagnosis can return to MEPS 28 days after their diagnosis.

    However, their application will be marked as "permanently disqualifying," and while applicants can request a waiver the memo offers no further guidance for possible COVID-19 exceptions, meaning that "a review authority would have no justification to grant a waiver," says the Military Times.

    This ban applies uniquely applies to coronavirus survivors while allowing applicants with histories of other viral, non-chronic illnesses to enter the military.

    Newsweek reached out to the Department of Defense for further information. This story will be updated with any response.

    This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.



    Folks?
  2. #2
    Technologist motherfucker
    You’re kidding me? They are shooting themselves in the foot. Before this is over 50-60% of the population will have had it, and that’s a conservative number.
  3. #3
    this means that USS rosevelt will now be reclassified as USS sitting duck.
  4. #4
    stl1 Space Nigga
    Tech, how you doing, babe? I hope things went well and you're recovering nicely. Call me if you need someone to kiss it and make it all better!

    Seriously, do you have any info that would explain this decision? What are the known and suspected after effects of contracting this bug?
  5. #5
    Technologist motherfucker
    Originally posted by stl1 Tech, how you doing, babe? I hope things went well and you're recovering nicely. Call me if you need someone to kiss it and make it all better!

    Seriously, do you have any info that would explain this decision? What are the known and suspected after effects of contracting this bug?

    Thanks doll.

    It actually depends on the severity, I’m sure. Some get permanent lung damage from it, some just get a minor illness. There has to be a way to screen them about how severe it was.
  6. #6
    Good keep the Chinese away
  7. #7
    Erekshun Naturally Camouflaged
    My guess is that since there are so many unknowns, they don’t want to get stuck with future medical bills
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  8. #8
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny this means that USS rosevelt will now be reclassified as USS sitting duck.

    it already was
  9. #9
    Originally posted by aldra it already was

    i kno.

    made a thread about it when hypersonic missiles came out.
  10. #10
    Hikikomori-Fujoshi African Astronaut
    I've read that even if you recover it keeps coming back.
    It mutates and strike back stronger and with a vengeance.
    So basically if you get it, you're dead.
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    It's only bad if you're a weakling
  12. #12
    Hikikomori-Fujoshi African Astronaut
    Originally posted by the man who put it in my hood It's only bad if you're a weakling

    You're definitely going to die then
  13. #13
    kroz weak whyte, frothy cuck, and former twink
    Originally posted by Hikikomori-Fujoshi You're definitely going to die then

    You have an anxiety attack pushing carts at wallyworld
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  14. #14
    Kuntzschutz African Astronaut
    you could still get in witha waiver but you'd have to b a super soldier like me. they don't really need to make exceptions formost,this is a psyop
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