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NOTRE DAME, Indiana (LifeSiteNews) —The University of Notre Dame announced that the COVID-19 bivalent booster shot will be required for all students to enroll in classes for the 2023-24 academic year.

Dr. Edward P. Junkins, director of University Health Services, issued an ultimatum to students on Monday, demanding that they get jabbed with the COVID bivalent booster by March 1, 2023, in order to register for fall 2023 classes.

“As with all required University vaccines, if you fail to complete this requirement or are not granted an exemption, a hold will be placed on your student account, which will prevent you from registering for classes for the fall 2023 semester,” the email letter states.

It notes that the mandate applies to all university students, including those “studying or performing research remotely and/or virtually.”

“The pandemic ended, but the Covid Regime remains fully intact and detached from reality,” remarked Notre Dame graduate Mary Frances Myler.

Sarah Smith of the American Action Forum further commented on Twitter, “March 1 deadline is funny,” linking to a graph showing that, according to Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID) data, since February 2021, new COVID-19 variants typically emerged and faded away within a span of about three to five months.

Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research, affirmed the reported trend of fast virus evolution, telling Stat News in late October, “I would be lying to you if [I said] it doesn’t keep me up at night worrying that there is a certain chance that we may have to deploy another booster … before next September, October.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki, who serves as the bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, and as an adjunct professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, last year decried Notre Dame’s original COVID jab mandate as “immoral.”

Paprocki, along with Notre Dame Law School professor Gerard Bradley, affirmed the university’s moral “obligation to respect each person’s right to make their own healthcare decisions, to freely act upon their conscientious convictions,” in an editorial entitled “COVID vaccines at Notre Dame,” published by The Observer, a student-run daily newspaper.

Bishop Paprocki and Bradley emphasized that the principle of self-determination “is the moral norm governing all medical treatment,” something they wrote was “especially salient” at the time because of the “experimental” nature of the COVID jabs, as the bivalent booster is now, being under emergency use authorization (EUA).

The pair pointed out that “college-age students who test positive rarely experience severe symptoms,” and “Many are entirely asymptomatic.”

The post-World War II Nuremberg Code of 1947, which established broadly recognized international norms for ethical experimentation on human subjects, declared that no one may be exposed to any “ulterior form of constraint or coercion.”

Clearly, Notre Dame’s mandating students to receive these experimental treatments is, by definition, coercive and violates this first principle of the Nuremberg Code, rendering it, on this point alone, nakedly unethical.

As summarized by America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), “The Nuremberg Code and Declaration of Helsinki led to universal acceptance that no person can ever be coerced or mandated to taking an experimental treatment.” Furthermore, these principles have been upheld “by all reputable governments, NGOs, organizations, policy leaders, and physicians for many decades.”

Esteemed doctors and scientists, including former Pfizer vice president Dr. Michael Yeadon, mRNA technology developer Dr. Robert Malone, and renowned cardiologist and internist Dr. Peter McCullough, have repeatedly sounded the alarm about the dangers of COVID “vaccination,” considering a massive uptick in sudden excess deaths in the young, inadequate testing, and many other health injuries that have been increasingly reported after COVID “vaccination.”

LifeSiteNews reached out to Junkins asking why Notre Dame is mandating a vaccine for a “student population at extraordinarily low risk of being harmed by COVID, but at considerable risk of being harmed by the COVID vaccine.”

The email to Junkins also asked what recourse a student has “if he or she is injured by the vaccine,” and if the university would “provide compensation for injury in that scenario.”

LifeSiteNews has not received a response as of the publishing of this article.

A total of 1,458,322 COVID vaccine adverse event reports have been submitted to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Report (VAERS) database as of November 4, including 53,836 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis.

Moderna has admitted that males ages 18 to 24 — that is, college-aged students — are at the highest risk of such heart inflammation after COVID injections.

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