The insanity in higher education continues.
Bowdoin College and Syracuse University are just two of the institutions of higher education now telling students to get boosted or get lost. Here’s Bowdoin’s email from yesterday [all-caps in original]: “effective January 21, 2022, Bowdoin is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster shot within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible.”
Keep in mind:
1: The risk of severe disease or death from Covid to healthy college-age adults is too low to measure accurately. The data from Europe suggests that a healthy 18 year-old has a risk of death lower than 1 in 1 million.
2: The risk of dangerous heart inflammation is NOT too low to measure. A new study from Hong Kong found that for 1 out of 2,300 12-17 year-old boys who received both Pfizer doses suffered acute myocarditis or pericarditis.
Most of the risk came after the second dose. The risk is very similar in college-age men.
3: Many colleges and universities had widespread Covid outbreaks this fall despite mandatory vaccinations. Because vaccines work!
4: Many students received their vaccines less than six months ago. Do these colleges intend to require new vaccine doses - with a risk of myocarditis that may well RISE with each dose - before every semester?
Judges have now stepped in against federal mandates. But so far they have deferred to colleges, despite the patent insanity of requiring healthy young people to be “protected” against a disease that is no risk to them with a vaccine that is.
Will they keep doing so?
This is why the injunctions that are currently being filed to stop the vaccine mandates should instead be filed to STOP THE VACCINE PROGRAM. It is now abundantly clear that the FDA committed serious science misconduct and fraud in authorizing these vaccines. I listened to the entire, day-long FDA meeting to authorize the vaccine for children. None of Pfizer's recently released (through FOIA) data about all the deaths and injuries that were reported to the company in the first two months of Covid-19 vaccine use was even mentioned. It does not appear to have been considered at all. So, we're now being told to ignore not only VAERS but also all the reports of death and injury that go directly to the drug companies. This is fraud.
In addition, we now have the study from Circulation showing the vax more than doubles the risk of heart attacks.
The lawsuits should be to stop the entire program, not just the mandates.
This is insanity. My son has gone to community college in NJ since September 2020. He is in the automotive program so he has been going in-person this whole time. Starting next semester in January, they are either requiring the vaccine or weekly testing. We took the testing option. I guess we should consider ourselves lucky that this college is offering testing. The county college my daughter just graduated from is also requiring the vaccine starting in January, but no testing option. (They went to different colleges because our county college did not offer the automotive program) My son will be able to finish the program next fall. He already has a well paying mechanic job and will hopefully be using that and his degree as a stepping stone in the near future. I told both of my children testing might be inconvenient for a while, but it's less inconvenient than myocarditis. My daughter had two heart conditions when she was born, and after two procedures and 20 years of visits, in 2020 her pediatric cardiologist said she was good as new and discharged her, telling her to follow up with a cardiologist in ten years. I've seen my daughter on the operating table and do not want my children to have to go through possible heart problems from a vaccine they do not need.
Here's one sure-fire way to stop this madness: Have one student who has received the jab and suffered a side effect (doesn't have to be myocarditis, but severe is better) file a LAWSUIT against said college or university. They may be able to mandate the jab for their students but they are then 100% LIABLE for any adverse effects.
If they get sued for a couple million dollars, I predict they will instantly recognize the consequence of their actions. Unfortunately, that is likely the only way they will stop this insanity.
Just drop out, see how long these schools can survive without tuition
Thank God my kids go to school in Florida - At University of Florida - they have no vax mandate and no longer have even the mandatory testing(this was done very quietly). When my child had Covid over the summer, an email was sent that waived the Covid testing for 3 months due to having COVID. The testing mandate was never restarted when the 3 months were up and if you look on the UF COVID website - no requirement. Check out how low the COVID rate is for UF. Masks are almost gone (but not quite inside) I suspect masks will be gone by next semester. Check out our new Surgeon General of Florida he works at UF.
I’m sorry but anywhere with nutty unscientific policies like this cannot possible be teaching students to be smarter humans, more knowledgeable humans, or more “enlightened” people.
I feel terrible for the kids, but this propaganda is to going to stop until the kids stop complying in mass. Most college kids I know were thinking “if I just get this stupid vaccine I get my life back.” It’s clear that won’t happen. I wonder what they are thinking now?
They will do so until the Boards & Presidents of the universities are personally sued for causing the death or permanent injury of a student.
Ha..!!! This is really rich. My youngest daughter attends a major Big 10 school (pre-med) and I say major in reference to their football program. She has all kinds of vax, mask and quarantine rules to follow. But guess what happens on Saturdays when the Big Game takes place on campus? Nothing. No masks, no social distancing and no spike in Covid. It's amazing to me how Fauci and his ilk are able to stop Covid transmission / danger for really, really critical events like BLM protests (rioting and looting) and money making events like college football. If they could just transform this power to things like small businesses, churches and other places where lockdowns and passports reign, think of the winning we could all experience...!!! Pray. Plan. Prepare. Resist.
I have 3 in college. It has been horrible. They had a health-pass, instituted without question. All the Health Professionals at all 3 schools jumped into action right away...to keep everyone safe. This has been planned for a long time.
Now all the kids rat-out each other.
An authoritarian disneyland.
Oh and they continue to PCR test, quarantine and contact trace....for a cold.
Makes sense. These places have been breeding grounds of uncritical thought and borg behavior for decades.
Covid has shown that colleges are much worse than our local public schools for this type of nonsense, especially the private schools. Thank God governor Abbott prevented the state universities from doing this in Texas at least for now. Utterly absurd
Boosters are EUA, they cannot be legally mandated, I hope that someone takes these liberal virtue signaling losers to court.
Now a Serbian basketball player dies of stroke at age 32??? The news is saying all these deaths and heart attacks of soccer players is normal - look at years past - does anyone have that data? I do not believe this at all.
Have you ever taken a tour of Syracuse University? Their biggest 'sell' to prospective students is the Multi-Billion dollar corporations that work hand-in-glove with the University. The very same ones that lobby for this and lobby for that. The very same ones that have polluted the food chain and endorse 'woke' ideologies at any cost. They are the bread and butter of most universities in the United States. This was a very calculated and decades old fusion of money, academia and politics manifesting into the monster we see today. Academia is yet another arm of government policy. No independent thinkers wanted. Another cog in the machine.
You can’t get the worlds population down to 500 million without cracking some eggs.
Federal judges not needed. Kids need to drop out and go to reasonable colleges. This stops when enrollment goes down.
It's anecdotal, but I have a niece who is a sophomore in high school. She's been dreaming of college for years. Now she's not even considering going. It's too much money, and she realizes that a degree might not even help her make a decent living, AND now the social aspect of college has been destroyed.
I think this whole thing is going to change a lot of people's minds about higher education.
They have 'no right to mandate a vaccine on campus' sadly the courts have seemed to accepted the Massachusetts vs Jacobson case and even expanded on it to allowing employers the ability to require it. For me this is really not about the vaccines being safe vs. unsafe, but an intrusion on personal rights that will lead down a road that will be similar to a fascist society.
They need wrongful death lawsuits filed against them. For every dead or maimed student or employee they have forced to take the experimental quacksine.
Add Notre Dame to that list. It seems to have hit a nerve with more parents and students than the original vaccine mandate did.
My son in law was forced to take vax to stay in UCSD Aerospace program, this is insane and criminal that no one can be sued in case of bad side effects. My kids just want me to shut up at this point. Ugh.
It is criminal!!! Coercion! Students lose athletic scholarships if they don’t comply! What can we do to stop this insanity?!!
Nobody, vaxxed or unvaxxed, will ever be fully vaccinated. Welcome to the Future Scapegoats of America.
We need to support the colleges and universities that reject the woke ideology and show respect for their students by not mandating the vaccines. Hillsdale College, where two of my kids went, is obviously a great example. I recently attended their 4-day seminar on "The Great Reset." It was fantastic, and being there was like being transported back to 2019. (Alex, I heard your lecture there recently.) I also have a child that attends Spring Arbor University, a small Christian liberal arts college in Michigan. There have been no vaccine mandates or even mask mandates, and they've not had to resort to online classes the whole semester. And even the sociology classes and a class on sex and gender have been even-handed. I've been very pleased. We need more of these institutions and we need to let other like-minded individuals know about those that already exist. There will be a winnowing of colleges in the coming year, so we have to throw our support to the good ones.
Schools have gone full communism. Again this happened many years ago, only now they are proud members. The university systems are all corrupt. Where I lived, they proudly stated they never invited any conservatives to speak there. Think about that. The city was about half conservative, but that voice was silenced. I blame conservatives that just let it happen. They gave the universities the power to force thought. When I first moved to city, it was a happy university system. When I left 20 years later, nothing but extremism and sadness. The only thing that matter was pushing anti white, anti patriotism, anti sports, anti business, etc.
In Massachusetts, UMass Ahmerst, Northeastern, Boston College and Emerson have already mandated boosters for spring semester. I'm sure more will do the same before the end of the day. This is absolute INSANITY. The biggest problem is that people here love this stuff. They are FOR mandates, even for little kids. They are uninformed, innumerate, irrational -- and they're in charge.
Alex, are you aware of the government's co-ownership of the Moderna vaccine? (see Glen Beck spot on Tucker Carlson 12-8-21). not sure of the ramifications here...but it does sound troubling...corruption anyone?
To and to this insanity the Ceo of biontech has stated, that the Omicron booster will be three additional doses. Soon college students will have to have been vaxxed SIX times with experimental gene therapy for an illness that is of little danger to them and that they can still pass on.
Future college grads will show heart pills instead of resumes.
If all the students (vaxxed and u vaxxed) stood together and canceled their classes over this kind of rank totalitarianism, the issue would go away in no time.
If you still pay to send you kid to these indoctrination camps, you deserve what you get.
Help your kid learn a trade or start a business.
Nobody needs “higher education.”
The only way to make this stop is for people to walk away.
Add Notre Dame to the list now requiring boosters to return winter semester. Glad she graduated last May, as part of the 10% of the senior class that remained un-vaxx’d. She had had it in March 2021. She’s now at Univ of South FL, without requirements. 🎉
If you have high school students looking at college, call the admissions office and ask what their covid policy is and how they treat their students. If it is onerous or untenable, tell them why your child will not apply to that school. It needs to be direct pushback from potential students who reject their approach. There are colleges that do not require vaccination. My sons attend college in Texas (no vax requirement), and after visiting family in Illinois for Thanksgiving, we came home with Flu A. The college doctor had not had a positive flu test in well over a year and our pediatrician had not had a positive flu test since 2019! For me, I felt like it was a sign that we are moving past covid.
More parents need to tell these schools to pound salt.
The insane dystopia that is americas colleges is too much. We are destroying a generations youth, for nothing.
In 10 years time, we will have bred a generation of extremists who will not forgive society for what it did to them. Nor should they.
My daughter is a freshmen at Penn. Both parents and students were notified that next week they will be holding a Booster clinic on campus. They are encouraging all students to get the boosters but are not yet requiring them. They've been doing mandatory testing every 2 weeks and all students had to be vaccinated to attend this fall. There have been cases but, on my daughter's dorm floor, not one single person has tested positive and these kids are spending lots of time out at parties, bars and in each other's rooms. Lots of colds/coughs but not one positive case of Covid out of 50 kids on a floor. Praying they don't make it mandatory but certain that it will become mandatory.
UMASS Amherst just mandated the booster to return for second semester. When will people wake up and start pushing back?!?!
I'm a parent of a high school junior. She is looking at colleges now. I really want to be sure to send her to one that is at least balanced in view points, but preferably one that leans conservative. We know of Hillsdale (which I love!) and a few others, but can anyone point me to a list of schools or ways to research schools that will give an accurate description of the 'politics' of the school/faculty? This is a very difficult time to have conservative values and be sending your kids to college. And not attending college still really isn't a great option for young kids. That is much easier said than done in our society. This may change in time, but we aren't there just yet. Appreciate any input from this community!
Health officials in the US are deliberately trying to make the vaccinated believe that their risk of covid19 infection is solely due to the unvaccinated.
They also think they're going to die from Covid19 if they get it.
I'm not convinced that elderly people should get this vaccine. It barely makes sense without the clotting/myocarditis. All vaccines carry a risk of adverse-side-effects, this virus' IFR continues to drop as it mutates. This is all crazy.
Here in NY, I hear people blaming Floridians for being stubborn.
The vaxed versus the unvaxed, rather than the government, is the objective.
This will not end well.
The answer is simple folks - stand strong and do not comply.
This will be harder and more consequential for some folks, and we understand. But this will not end until a sufficient “intolerant minority” (to borrow from Taleb) makes it clear that we will not comply.
Let’s go Brandon!
Folks this is a world wide phenomena (mandates, lock downs, quarantines, etc.). This is no coincidence. Why don't the "experts" (self identified) discuss therapeutics? We're focusing on the trees and can't see the forest. This so-called pandemic is being used as a tool to contain, control, and identify (the noncomplying). Their methods are obviously failing to reduce the COVID cases and this is becoming more evident with each passing day. However, that doesn't matter...do as they say or else! They will always obfuscate and blame the noncomplying. Our only hope is to push back and refuse to comply. Educate all those who will listen. We are being governed, educated , and informed by radicals who have nothing in common with the liberals of the past. Wake up! Stand up! Our freedom is at stake.
If Xi/Omi leads to global natural immunity (either thru high transmission rates or on purpose Omicron parties), what are "they" going to do? They could declare victory and bask in echo-chamber adulation and like Scrooge McDuck slosh around in the trillion$ they now control. One could hope that that is all. Unfortunately, history says that they will not go gently into the night. Power over people is addictive (ask Jeffrey Epstein), and absolute power is irresistible. The next step will involve trying to implement complete top-down control. "How many fingers am I holding up?" "How many do you want me to say?" "Yes, you are well now and may go" ... But then elites will fight among themselves, and when elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.
After reading the above, one can only conclude that the true definition of booster is that is boosts the chance of the young acquiring a serious health problem from the booster..
The Time is Ripe for the University of Austin:
They Say Colleges Are Censorious. So They Are Starting a New One.
The founders of the University of Austin say they want to defend intellectual dissent, and declare that something in higher education is fundamentally broken.
Well, on the bright side, the vast majority are taking humanities classes, so when ADE and myocarditis start killing them in droves, we’ll have fewer social workers and “activusts” to worry about, and the ones that survive will be pissed at the correct people, finally.
Have you seen stats to compare the myocarditis risk from covid vs the "vaccine"? I haven't been able to find any. Let's go Brandon
the only reason I can imagine why this is happening is b/c of threats of loss of federal funding