More than 1,000 colleges in America currently require students to be fully vaccinated, or fully vaxed and boosted, in order to receive an on-campus education. That’s hard to believe in 2022, especially given that the vaccines only provide about 2 months of protection from Covid according to the Biden Department of Health and Human Services.
A scientific study published a couple of months ago argues that university vaccine mandates are unethical, based on the fact that the shots have a horrific risk profile for young people. A college-aged person is 98 times more likely to suffer a crippling (or fatal) vaccine injury than they are to be hospitalized by COVID-19 itself.
The study is titled, “COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Young Adults: A Risk-Benefit Assessment and Five Ethical Arguments against Mandates at Universities.” It’s published in SSRN. You can read the study for yourself HERE. The study authors include doctors from the US, the UK and Canada.
Two major problems are highlighted immediately. The shots don’t work against Covid, and you have to vaccinate and/or boost 30,000 college-aged (18 to 29) young people to prevent just one Covid hospitalization. Based on the numbers from the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), booster mandates are likely to cause a net harm among this age demographic. The shots are hurting far more young people than they’re helping.
For every one hospitalization prevented by mass vaccination of this age group, there will be up to 98 serious adverse events. For each hospitalization prevented, the vaccines will cause up to 3 cases of myocarditis in young men. And for each hospitalization that is avoided, it will cause up to 3,234 cases of serious vaccine injury “which interferes with daily activities.”
And since we have so much natural immunity in America now, the risk-benefit profile looks even worse. Basically, everyone has had Covid up to this point, whether they know it or not. What’s the point of requiring them to get a vaccine when they already have immunity AND the shots don’t work?
The doctors make five key arguments as to why it is morally unethical to require young people to get the shots:
First, there has never been a formal risk-benefit survey of the shots for 18- to 29-year-olds. There’s actually been no risk-benefit survey for any age group, but that’s beside the point. It is morally repugnant to medically mandate something when you don’t have any evidence that it’s beneficial, or that the benefits outweigh the risks.
Second, the mandates could result in net harm to college-aged students. The shots will likely hurt more people than they will help.
Third, given that only 1 person avoids hospitalization for every 30,000 vaccinated people in this age group, the health benefits don’t even come close to outweighing the risks. The DHHS is now telling everyone to get boosted every two months, because that’s how long they currently think the shots work. We have anecdotal evidence that says otherwise, however. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky got her second booster shot and caught Covid just 30 days later. It didn’t even protect her for a full month.
Fourth, mandates are a violation of the medical reciprocity principle. Since the shot manufacturers have total immunity from liability, a young person can never receive just compensation if they die or suffer one of the rare, but very real, serious vaccine injuries. These shots could cripple you, but you’ll never see a dime from Pfizer or Moderna. You’re likely to struggle to even find a doctor in the US who will admit that you were hurt by the shots.
And fifth, the doctors argue that mandates create wider social harms. This is especially true when coercing college-aged students to get the shots or be shut out of receiving an education. Anyone who chooses to not comply with the mandate won’t be able to get a college degree, won’t meet their future spouse, and won’t ever get to wake up in Tijuana with a weird tattoo. They’re shut out of a huge rite of passage for millions of young Americans. We don’t even know the social harm and implications of this. But think of it this way: If we are a less educated society, will we be better off when it comes to competing with enemies like China?
The current list of 1,000+ American colleges and universities that have imposed vaccine mandates is located HERE. Anyone who doesn’t want to submit to the vaccine mandate will have to choose a school that’s not on that list.