Santa Clara University – a Jesuit school founded in 1851 – is requiring that all students have COVID shots if they wish to attend this fall.
And, no, they are not offering a religious exemption.
SCU is one of about 100 accredited, four-year colleges in the country that is still demanding COVID shots – the other 96% are not.
The “vaccine” requirement has drawn the attention – and ire – of medical professionals and advocates in California and across the country and the pressure is reportedly building on SCU to re-think its decision.
Lucia Sinatra of No College Mandates, an organization dedicated to ending such mandates nationwide said her group has learned that a number of members of the SCU Board of Trustees have relayed their deep concern about the issue to school president Julie Sullivan.
Additionally, official complaints have and are being filed with the appropriate state offices and a number of other noted experts in the field and officials are expected to add their voices to the call for SCU to drop the mandates in the coming week.
Dr. Clayton Baker, internist and former Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Rochester, penned an open letter questioning the mandates to Sullivan and SCU medical chief Dr. Lewis Osofsky. Osofsky is a COVID hardliner who allegedly attempted to have a doctor who wrote a medical exemption for a student who suffered a severe reaction to her first shot withdraw his professional recommendation – if accurate, a serious breach of ethics.
In the letter, Dr. Baker wrote:
There is good reason why the overwhelming majority of colleges have dropped COVID vaccine mandates. That is because there is zero legitimate clinical indication for college students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, especially at this late date.
Dr. Tracy Hoeg – epidemiologist in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco and one of the doctors who sued to overturn the state’s ban on doctors not being able to talk freely with their patients about covid said that not only is the mandate “unethical and coercive,” it doesn’t make any sense even if you follow Covidian logic.
The SCU mandate can be met with having either taken three jabs of the original “monovalent” shot (and its boosters) or one shot of the newer “bivalent” offering.
Hoeg said that even if the older shots worked, their theoretical protection would have worn off by now. As to the newer shots, there is not yet any proper evidence or competent study to show their effectiveness, Hoeg said….
From the California Globe