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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:19 PM

A federal judge upholds Indiana University's vaccination requirement for students.

I certainly agree with judge.




A federal judge upholds Indiana University’s vaccination requirement for students.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/07/19/world/covid-variant-vaccine-updates#indiana-university-vaccine-mandate-ruling







In what appeared to be the first ruling upholding a coronavirus vaccine mandate by a university, a federal judge affirmed on Monday that Indiana University could require that its students be vaccinated against the virus.

A lawyer for eight student plaintiffs had argued that requiring the vaccine violated their right to bodily integrity and autonomy, and that the coronavirus vaccines have only emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, and should not be considered as part of the normal range of vaccinations schools require. He vowed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.

“What we have here is the government forcing you to do something that you strenuously object to and have your body invaded in the process,” said the lawyer, James Bopp Jr.

He said that the appeal would be paid for by America’s Frontline Doctors, a conservative organization that has been pursuing an anti-vaccine agenda. Mr. Bopp, of Terre Haute, Ind., is known for his legal advocacy promoting conservative causes.

Mr. Bopp filed the lawsuit in June, after Indiana University announced the previous month that faculty, staff and students would be required to get coronavirus vaccinations before coming to school this fall.

The university, whose main campus is in Bloomington, Ind., said that students who did not comply would have their class registrations canceled and would be barred from campus activities.

The requirement permitted exemptions only for religious objections, documented allergies to the vaccine, medical deferrals and virtual class attendance..............
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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:24 PM

1. And the judge is a Trump appointee.

Hopefully that will give Donnie Dipshit a bit more personal angst.

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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:35 PM

2. I wish my son's university was strict like this..

They said they want students to be vaccinated. They are offering medical and religious waivers. However, they are also allowing students that don’t want to be vaccinated sign a form called assumption of risk..something like that. If they sign the form I think they still have to be masked and they have to agree to regular covid tests. They will also not be allowed to participate in certain events. I wish they would only be allowed to take virtual classes.

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