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NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, March 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Rutgers University announced that students hoping to begin classes there in autumn 2021 must have taken an experimental COVID-19 vaccine if they wish to learn on campus, making Rutgers possibly the first college in the United States to introduce a COVID vaccine mandate.
In a letter released Thursday, the president of the university, Jonathan Holloway, along with two other senior management figures demanded that “all students planning to attend in the Fall 2021 semester must be fully vaccinated.”
Although the university maintains that “(b)road immunization is critical to help stop the current pandemic and to protect our University community,” they have admitted there are a few, limited exceptions to the rule: those who object “for medical or religious reasons,” and anyone studying remotely.
Rutgers informed students of privileges exclusively to those who receive one of the jabs, forcing anyone who does not get injected to forgo the normal university experience.
An “expedited return to pre-pandemic normal” is promised, along with “additional face-to-face course offerings and academic experiences, opportunities for a wider range of events and activities offered at our campuses, expanded dining and recreation options at Rutgers, greater interpersonal collaboration among faculty, students, and researchers.”
On the other hand, even after being vaccinated, the school will still require students to participate in a gruelling testing program, consisting in taking an invasive PCR test (the effectiveness of which is highly disputed) every week, in addition to wearing a face mask and maintaining physical distancing measures.
Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.
Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]
This kind of medical dictatorship must be resisted, and therefore, we must act quickly before these authoritarian notions take root and spread!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to SAY NO to government 'vaccine passports.' Tell your legislators to respect your freedom not to vaccinate without fear of repercussion.
People should not have to live in fear of government retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It would be intolerable and immoral for the government to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping, go to a high school soccer game, travel on public transport, or visit their relatives who live in a different part of the country, or overseas.
Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.
So, it is now time that our policy-makers listen to all voices involved in this vital conversation, and start to represent those who will not tolerate being punished, restricted, or tracked for refusing an experimental vaccine.
Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.
Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.
We will no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question. And, neither can we accept the dictates of some doctors who seem detached from reality and from science.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which asks national political leaders (as well as state and provincial legislators in the U.S. and Canada) to pledge to respect the rights of those who refuse a COVID vaccine, and NOT introduce 'vaccine passports,' or any other system which would discriminate on the basis of taking the COVID vaccine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports
'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations
'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores
'Canada’s health minister: Gov’t ‘working on the idea of vaccine passports’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-health-minister-govt-working-on-the-idea-of-vaccine-passports
'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports
'Israel’s ‘Green Passport’ vaccination program has created a ‘medical Apartheid,’ distraught citizens say' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israels-green-passport-vaccination-program-has-created-a-medical-apartheid-distraught-citizens-say
'LA schools to track every kid using Microsoft’s ‘Daily Pass’ COVID app' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/la-schools-to-track-every-kid-using-microsofts-daily-pass-covid-app
The university will be policing the vaccine requirement by seeking proof of vaccination before students arrive on campus.
As things stand, the vaccine mandate does not extend to staff and faculty members, who are able to remain employed by Rutgers without being vaccinated at this time. Instead, staff are strongly urged by the university “to get immunized against COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity.”
Whether or not employers can legally require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 remains a contentious topic. The currently available jabs against the virus have all been approved under “emergency use authorization” (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), meaning the three experimental shots are still in trial phases and have not qualified for licensing from the FDA.
The FDA states that as EUA products, each vaccine is “an investigational vaccine not licensed for any indication” and the agency requires that all “promotional material relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine clearly and conspicuously … state that this product has not been approved or licensed by the FDA, but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA.”
Federal law states, “to protect public health,” that all manufacturers of products authorized for emergency use are required to provide “(a)ppropriate conditions designed to ensure that individuals to whom the product is administered are informed … of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product, of the consequences, if any, of refusing administration of the product, and of the alternatives to the product that are available and of their benefits and risks.”
It seems, then, that while the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are under investigation by the FDA, pending licensing, it may not be licit to be required to take the jab.
The FDA, in a 2017 document on guidance related to EUAs, stated that recipients of EUA products “have the option to accept or refuse the EUA product and of any consequences of refusing administration of the product,” caveating that the President of the United States may waive this regulation for members of the armed forces “under certain circumstances.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August also stated that COVID-19 vaccines “are not allowed to be mandatory.”
Furthermore, the Nuremberg Code of 1947, regarding medical experimentation, states that the “voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.” On account of this, attorney Anna Garner, who is currently representing corrections officer Isaac Legaretta in the country’s first legal challenge against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, said that “experimenting on humans” with COVID jabs is “a crime against humanity.”
According to the Rutgers President's statement, vaccination with one of either the Pfizer, Moderna, or the more recently introduced Johnson & Johnson experimental COVID shots will protect the individual against “serious illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus.”
However, contrary to Holloway’s assertion, doubts about the effectiveness and, indeed, the safety of the vaccines have been raised by numerous scientists working in the field of immunology.
As early as November 2020, Dr. Mike Yeadon, the former vice president and chief scientist at Pfizer, flatly rejected any need to vaccinate the population against COVID-19.
Writing for Britain’s Lockdown Sceptics, Yeadon said there was “absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic … you do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease.” “You also don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on humans,” he said.
In fact, mounting evidence suggests that COVID-19-related mRNA therapy is responsible for seriously injuring vast numbers of people who have taken the jab in the hope of avoiding illness from the virus. The CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which collates self-assessed reports from individuals who record side effects after getting a vaccine, displays some 44,606 reports of injury after use of Pfizer and Moderna’s jabs.
The latest data on the system, taken from December 14, 2020, up to March 19, 2021, shows 2,050 deaths have been recorded. A further 826 recordings of permanent disabilities were submitted after taking the shots and 4,442 hospitalizations.