I’m blessed that this COVID-19 hysteria didn’t happen while I attended university.
If any school forced me to take this experimental injection, I would tell them to shove it.
Even if that required not going to college, I wouldn’t shed a tear.
Dozens of universities are stating that students and faculty will be required to receive COVID-19 jabs before returning to campus.
That includes the largest public university system in the country.
Surprise, surprise. It’s California.
Breaking: The @calstate and @UofCalifornia will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, pending full approval of one or more vaccines by the @US_FDA. https://t.co/0RKcoJEBXu
— The CSU (@calstate) April 22, 2021
BREAKING: The California State University system – the largest 4-year public university system in America – will require COVID-19 vaccinations when students, faculty, & staff return in the fall, pending full approval of 1 or more vaccines by the FDA. @DailySundial
— Emily Holshouser (@emilyytayylor) April 22, 2021
And other public university systems are joining them.
Maryland is one to put on the list.
SOME STATE COLLEGES TO REQUIRE COVID-19 VACCINE: The University of California system and the California State University system said they will require COVID-19 vaccines in the fall. https://t.co/eA8iGr9jJe
— KTVN 2 News (@KTVN) April 26, 2021
The University System of Maryland will require students, faculty and staff on campuses at its 12 universities this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19.https://t.co/OjX2dO9UHx
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) April 23, 2021
And the list keeps on growing:
Duke University in North Carolina has announced that it will require students to have a COVID-19 vaccine when they return this fall. And the list of campuses with such policies is growing. https://t.co/ChiHGXAg9U
— Robert Mann (@RTMannJr) April 20, 2021
BREAKING: Loyola University Chicago will require a COVID-19 vaccine for all students returning to campus this fall. Those who aren't fully vaccinated "will be unable to live in residence halls, attend in-person classes, or participate in on-campus events." https://t.co/T9jmNVp7FW
— Crain's Chicago Business (@CrainsChicago) April 22, 2021
LSU Senate votes 52-1 to pass resolution to add Covid-19 vaccine to list of mandatory immunizations for students. More than 70 universities across the country have said they will require the vaccine. https://t.co/rOPHlZ57Ej
— Greg Christie (@Greg0706) April 24, 2021
Surely, there will be impending legal battles as the severe risk factors of the COVID-19 jabs continue to be exposed.
To be noted, the decision to mandate the vaccines for these universities is pending full approval of at least 1 jab from the FDA.
Knowing our medical overlords and the financial stake many of them have in these jabs, it’s a safe bet at least one (or multiple) receive approval.
But until then, it remains to be seen how these positions to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine will impact student enrollment.
For myself, I wouldn’t attend any of these universities that mandated this jab.
And if I was a parent, I wouldn’t pay a university thousands of dollars to treat my child like a guinea pig.
The Western Journal reported:
Two of the nation’s largest university systems say they intend to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff on campuses this fall.
Several U.S. colleges and universities also have said they plan to make the vaccination mandatory. But Thursday’s joint announcement from the 10-campus University of California and the 23-campus California State University is the largest of its kind in the nation.
CSU’s four-year college system is the nation’s biggest, with about 485,000 students and tens of thousands of staff, while the UC system has more than 280,000 students.
“Together, the CSU and UC enroll and employ more than one million students and employees across 33 major university campuses, so this is the most comprehensive and consequential university plan for COVID-19 vaccines in the country,” CSU chancellor Joseph I. Castro said in the statement.
Stanford University also announced a mandate on Thursday for all of its 19,000 students to be vaccinated when classes start in the fall. Students at the private school who have an approved vaccination exemption for medical or religious reasons will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing.
The two public university systems will allow for similar exemptions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed emergency use of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, with formal approval of at least one of the shots expected by the fall.
And from the AP:
CSU spokeswoman Toni Molle said the timing of a formal mandate will depend on when the FDA gives full authorization to one or more of the vaccines and also on discussions with labor unions. It could come before or after classes start.
“We are announcing now so that students and employees have time to receive a vaccination” by fall, when the proposed policy would take effect, she said.
The two systems have said they expect the majority of instruction and activities in fall 2021 to be in-person.
“The planned COVID-19 vaccine requirement will further enable the campuses to be repopulated,” the statement said.
The University of California said in a separate statement that it will be requiring students planning to be on its campuses in the fall to update their immunization documentation to show they received a COVID-19 vaccination or have a medical exemption.
Students or staff who fail to comply with the mandate “will be barred from in-person access” to campus programs and facilities, including campus housing, the system said.
Across the country, colleges are weighing how far they should go to ensure students get vaccinated.
Universities including Rutgers, Brown, Cornell and Northeastern recently told students they must get vaccinated before returning to campus next fall. They hope to achieve herd immunity on campus, which they say would allow them to loosen spacing restrictions in classrooms and dorms.
But some colleges are leaving the decision to students, and others believe they can’t legally require vaccinations. At Virginia Tech, officials determined that they can’t because the FDA has only allowed the emergency use of the vaccines.
Many schools have launched vaccination blitzes to get students immunized before they leave for the summer.
Northeastern and other colleges requiring shots believe they’re on solid legal ground. It’s not unusual for colleges to require students to be vaccinated for other types of diseases, and a California court last year upheld a flu shot requirement at the University of California system.