As the COVID-19 pandemic is close to three years from its prime, more and more colleges are dropping their vaccine mandates. However, a disturbing number of schools are still refusing to do so.
A report from No College Mandates lists 104 colleges and universities still requiring COVID vaccinations, including Harvard University, Johns Hopkins, Rutgers University, DePauw University, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Pittsburgh, and San Diego State University.
According to the survey, there are still over 100 colleges in the United States that are requiring students to be vaccinated in order to attend in-person classes. This is despite the fact that the vaccines have been shown to be highly effective against serious illness and death, and that the risk of contracting COVID-19 on campus is now very low.
No College Mandates called itself as a group of “concerned parents, doctors, nurses, professors, students and other college stakeholdersworking towards the common goal of ending COVID-19 vaccine mandates.” The site has also compiled a list of more than 1,200 schools with details on specific COVID vaccine policies.
Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an oncology surgeon at the school’s affiliated hospital, highlighted a study from Cedars Sinai that found a 30% increase in heart attack deaths among adults between the ages of 25 and 44 during the first two years of the COVID pandemic. One theory is that the uptick could be the result of the virus itself, but Makary said there’s evidence that the vaccine could be to blame.
“We did not see the uptake before the vaccine was rolled out, but young people were primarily affected around that same time, as well,” Makary told “Morning Wire.” “The state of Florida did their own study, looking at heart attacks after the vaccine in particular, and found that there was an 81% increase in sudden death from heart attacks in the months following the vaccine compared to baseline rates. So many people do believe that the vaccine is one of the causes of heart problems in young people.”
The only reason why these colleges are still enforcing vaccine mandates is because they are afraid of being sued by the Biden administration. The Department of Health and Human Services has threatened to withhold federal funding from schools that do not comply with its vaccine mandate.
This is a clear example of government overreach. The Biden administration has no right to dictate to colleges what their vaccination policies should be. The decision of whether or not to get vaccinated is a personal one, and it should be left up to each individual student.
There are 104 colleges in the US still mandating COVID vaccines for students (faculty exempted) and some have indicated they will never let this go. All the while, they refuse to make sense of their pseudoscience. pic.twitter.com/R9hlVbPbwc
— No College Mandates (@NCM4Ever) July 22, 2023