COVID: Rutgers To Require Vaccination For All Students

All sorts of pundits and news outlets had considered whether companies would require employees to get the vaccine in order to be able to work. Everyone forgot about schools

Rutgers University in New Jersey will require students to receive COVID-19 vaccine this fall

Rutgers University, New Jersey’s flagship state institution, said Thursday it will require COVID-19 vaccination for students before they arrive on campus this fall, possibly the first school in the country to announce a vaccine requirement.

The school plans to welcome back all students to its three campuses this fall. The requirement will apply to all residential and commuter students, though there will be limited case-by-case exemptions for religious or medical reasons. Students enrolled in fully remote programs will not be required to be vaccinated.

School officials said they were encouraged to require the vaccine for the fall after President Joe Biden declared earlier this month that all adults should be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by the end of May. (snip)

Vaccination will help play a key part in continuing to operate a safe campus and help return operations to a “pre-pandemic normal,” officials said.

“They need to get some sense of normalcy back in their lives,” Calcado said. “They need to experience the college experience. We really firmly believe that.”

The school wanted to announce the requirement now “so that we give all of our students and their families the opportunity to be able to make the right decision for themselves,” Calcado said.

A vaccine that would barely be on the radar right now without President Trump’s guidance with Operation Warp Speed, you know. Rutgers may well be the first school to make this announcement, and, with a student population of 71,000, it could be a big deal in tipping other schools into doing the same. But, um, what’s this

University faculty and staff are not required to get the vaccine, though they have been strongly encouraged to receive it during the rollout.

So, the students are required, but not the faculty and staff? What’s the reasoning behind that exclusion? No one seems to have an explanation.

As far as normalcy goes

Dangerous Covid-19 variants could mean all bets are off on the road to normalcy, expert warns

The evidence that Americans are gearing up for a return to normal life is growing apparent.

States are relaxing capacity restrictions for public areas and private gatherings. More school districts are reopening for in-person learning. Travel is increasing, with TSA data showing more than 1 million daily passengers in US airports for two consecutive weeks, the longest such stretch since the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in early 2020.

However, many experts reiterate that Covid-19 is far from over. (snip)

With some states seeing rises of at least 10% in weekly average cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data, variants such as B.1.1.7 may lead to a greater risk of exposure and a potential stagnation in the fight against Covid-19.

“It tells us when we have a more contagious variant that all bets are off because it means that the activities that we thought were pretty low risk are now going to be higher risk,” CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday.

Fearmongering or the true reality? They’ve been doing so much doom and gloom for over a year that it’s hard to know which.

“In order for us to get to herd immunity even at this rate, it’s still probably going to take about five months, assuming we can convince fully 70% of the population to take the shot,” CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday.

And what happens in 5 months when we get that herd immunity? How will the Elites continue to keep all sorts of restrictions active?

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5 Responses to “COVID: Rutgers To Require Vaccination For All Students”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    non-story. Schools have been requiring vaccinations for students since the 60’s. Except for immigrant students, of course, because no one should deprive them of an education over something as superficial as protecting other kids from third world diseases that were eradicated in the USA decades ago.

    • Dana says:

      I remember having vaccination cards checked in elementary school, in the 1960s, along with being given the Sabin polio vaccine at school, but that was over withy by high school.

      • Professor Hale says:

        Vaccination records also used to be a part of passports too. Each country had their own vaccination requirements for entry. Your shot record allowed to cross borders.

  2. Dana says:

    All on-campus students will be required, but faculty and staff are not? What kind of idiocy is that?

    I’m still waiting for the government to come up with a mandatory vaccine identification like this one. After all, you can’t lose this one, right?

  3. Dana says:

    I had to go to a local hardware store on Wednesday, and was pleasantly surprised that not only was there no sign on the door mandating a face mask, but none of the employees was wearing a mask.

    There was a very friendly bob-tailed ginger store cat in there. She liked having strangers pet him, and talked to customers a lot.

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