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Students Protest Vaccine Tyranny [semi-satire]
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2021 | John Semmens

Posted on 05/29/2021 10:23:22 AM PDT by John Semmens

Students enrolled at the University of Maryland and at Rutgers in New Jersey demonstrated against their schools’ requirement that they must take the experimental COVID vaccination to attend classes in the Fall semester. One UM student called the requirement an “abuse of rights and abuse of power” and demanded it be “reeled back.” Another student asserted that “forced consent isn’t real consent.”

Maryland House Delegate Lauren Arikan (R-Baltimore County) supported the protest, saying that “coercing students to take an experimental drug is not appropriate” and urged the University Administrators to rescind the mandate because “these vaccines are not like those that have been thoroughly tested and approved by the FDA. They are only approved for emergency use. Those who are in high-risk categories are free to take or not take the vaccination. Low-risk young adults should have that same option.”

UM President Darryll Pines defended the mandate, insisting “it is our duty to protect all students from infection. It is every student’s duty to obey the safety measure we are imposing. Their choice is simple—you want to attend classes, you must be vaccinated. It’s just common sense. I mean, it’s not as if we are calling for fines and prison terms for those who resist being vaccinated like Bloomberg’s Clara Ferreira Marques has. Our mandate is a moderate infringement of individualism, not a full-fledged dictatorship.”

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway took a similar stance saying that “it is our responsibility to safeguard the health and safety for all members of our community. Students themselves may be at low risk from COVID, but some of the older faculty and staff are in higher risk categories.” Holloway rebuffed critics who point out that since the vaccines are purported to be 95% effective they are not endangered by unvaccinated people, by insisting that “you can never be too safe. If everyone is vaccinated the effectiveness of the vaccine jumps up to 95.2%.”

New Jersey Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Middletown) defended the students, saying that “it’s not as if being injected with this experimental drug is totally risk free. Forcing students to bear the risk of being vaccinated for the tiny gain that might achieve for those already vaccinated is fundamentally unfair. As one student said ‘my body, my choice.’ I think that’s a pretty persuasive argument against the mandate.”

Holloway dismissed Scharfenberger’s point, calling it “a big stretch. The ‘my body, my choice’ argument pertains to a woman’s right to an abortion. Refusal to give birth to a child harms no one. Refusing to be inoculated against a deadly disease threatens the lives of everyone you come into contact with. Trying to smuggle the ‘my body, my choice’ principle into the COVID issue is a reprehensible apology for murder.”

In related news, MIT and Wellesley College data scientists found that “skeptics of government COVID-19 policies reveal themselves to be more sophisticated in their understanding of how scientific knowledge is socially constructed than their ideological adversaries.” Despite this, the study’s authors expressed some concern that “their unwillingness to defer to a paternalistic, condescending elite could undermine the government’s struggle to achieve universal obedience to its directives.”

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TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: coercion; collectivism; covid; educrats; freechoice; satire; vaccine

1 posted on 05/29/2021 10:23:22 AM PDT by John Semmens
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The vaccine industry is pure evil Fraud. All they’ve ever given about is trying to use human beings is science experiments

2 posted on 05/29/2021 11:09:19 AM PDT by Truthoverpower (Arizona !!!! Now the TRUMP TRAIN is getting back on TRACK ! TRUTH! FREEDOM ! LIBERTY! )
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