U.S. Navy Refuses to Deploy Warship Due to Unvaccinated Commanding Officer.

A U.S. Navy warship has been left unable to deploy due to its commanding officer refusing the COVID vaccine on the grounds of religious objection. The news comes as ongoing legal battles have seen service members unite in lawsuits against the US government’s vaccine mandates. Despite a recent ruling from a federal judge that the unnamed commanding officer cannot be removed from his post after rejecting COVID-19 vaccines under religious exemption, Navy officials still refuse to deploy the ship. The preliminary injunction issued last month from Judge Steven D. Merryday prohibited the Navy and Marine Corps from performing disciplinary action