July 6, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – With the start of the new academic year just over a month away, Ivy League schools announced reopening plans for Fall 2021 that make COVID vaccines and medical information disclosure mandatory for new and returning students.
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, and Cornell universities and Dartmouth College have all made the experimental vaccines a requirement for normal school attendance, with exceptions.
Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow wrote on Harvard’s website: “To reach the high levels of vaccination needed to protect our community, Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all students and staff who will be on campus this fall. As with existing requirements for other vaccines, exceptions will be provided only for medical or religious reasons.”
In order to claim exemption from the vaccine for religious reasons, students must submit an online form to be approved. Harvard’s vaccine FAQ website warns: “Any community member who is not vaccinated will be subject to additional public health measures (e.g., masking, additional testing). In addition, students who are not vaccinated will be placed on a registration hold.”
A registration hold is a serious obstacle for a student because it prevents the student from securing a place in classes necessary for graduation and interferes with scholarship payments and other funding.
People of goodwill can disagree about the safety, efficacy and religious implications of a new vaccine for the coronavirus.
But, everyone should agree on this point:
No government can force anyone who has reached legal adulthood to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Equally, no government can vaccinate minors for the coronavirus against the will of their parents or guardians.
Please SIGN this urgent petition which urges policymakers at every level of government to reject calls for mandatory coronavirus vaccination.
Fear of a disease - which we know very little about, relative to other similar diseases - must not lead to knee-jerk reactions regarding public health, nor can it justify supporting the hidden agenda of governmental as well as non-governmental bodies that have apparent conflicts of interest in plans to restrict personal freedoms.
The so-called "public health experts" have gotten it wrong many times during the current crisis. We should not, therefore, allow their opinions to rush decision-makers into policies regarding vaccination.
And, while some people, like Bill Gates, may have a lot of money, his opinion and that of his NGO (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) - namely, that life will not return to normal till people are widely vaccinated - should not be permitted to influence policy decisions on a coronavirus vaccination program.
Finally, we must also not allow the rush by pharmaceutical companies to produce a new coronavirus vaccine to, itself, become an imperative for vaccination.
Unwitting citizens must not be used as guinea pigs for New World Order ideologues, or Big Pharma, in pursuit of a vaccine (and, profits) which may not even protect against future mutated strains of the coronavirus.
And it goes without saying that the production of vaccines using aborted babies for cell replication is a total non-starter, as the technique is gravely immoral.
However, if after sufficient study of the issue, a person who has reached the age of majority wishes to be vaccinated with a morally produced vaccine, along with his children, that is his business.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bill Gates: Life won’t go back to ‘normal’ until population 'widely vaccinated' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bill-gates-life-wont-go-back-to-normal-until-population-widely-vaccinated
COVID-19 scare leads to more digital surveillance, talk of mandatory vaccine 'tattoos' for kids' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/covid-19-scare-leads-to-more-digital-surveillance-talk-of-mandatory-vaccine-tattoos-for-kids
Trudeau says no return to ‘normal’ without vaccine: 'Could take 12 to 18 months' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-says-no-return-to-normal-without-vaccine-could-take-12-to-18-months
Trudeau mulls making coronavirus vaccine mandatory for Canadians - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-mulls-making-coronavirus-vaccine-mandatory-for-canadians
US bishop vows to ‘refuse’ COVID-19 vaccine if made from ‘aborted fetal tissue' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishop-vows-to-refuse-covid-19-vaccine-if-made-from-aborted-fetal-tissue
** While LifeSite opposes immorally-produced vaccines using aborted fetal cell lines, we do not have a position on any particular coronavirus vaccines produced without such moral problems. We realize many have general concerns about vaccines, but also recognize that millions of lives have been saved due to vaccines.
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The university will verify that students and faculty have received their jabs with COVID vaccination cards.
Yale, Princeton, Brown, and Columbia are making the same mandates as Harvard, forcing all students, faculty, and staff members to register their vaccination status at the beginning of the academic year.
Yale already has strict measures in place for any member of the university who successfully claims an exemption to the vaccination mandate. Unlike their vaccinated colleagues, unvaccinated students and staff at Yale will have to: wear a mask indoors unless alone, wear a mask outdoors when 6 feet of distance from others cannot be maintained, perform daily health checks, schedule weekly asymptomatic testing with release time for obtaining the test, refrain from university-sponsored travel, quarantine and test after personal travel, and quarantine after close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Dartmouth is requiring all students to be vaccinated, but “faculty and staff are only ‘strongly encouraged’ to do so.” The college will “accommodate” students who wish to have medical and religious exemptions, and requests for exemptions will be handled “case by case,” said Justin Anderson, vice president of communications. Cornell University is requiring vaccines for students without exemptions, but not for employees.
These academic institutions currently retain their vaccine mandates despite recent findings from the CDC that suggest that people ages 16-24 – the age group most college students fall into – risk potentially fatal heart inflammation by taking the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.