To this day some US Colleges are mandating COVID-19 vaccination with the bivalent boosters for Omicron BA4/BA5 which are now obsolete since the predominant strains are BQ1 and BQ1.1. To make matters worse, the bivalent boosters failed to stop Omicron in animal studies despite having an antibody rise—thus showing antibodies are invalid surrogates of vaccine efficacy. Parents and students are becoming increasingly leery of additional COVID-19 vaccination based on the results of Bardosh et al.
COVID-19 vaccine boosters for young adults: a risk benefit assessment and ethical analysis of mandate policies at universities
Journal of Medical Ethics Published Online First: 05 December 2022. doi: 10.1136/jme-2022-108449
This group found the risks of COVID-19 vaccination including serious adverse events (life threatening, hospitalization, and death) and myocarditis far outweigh any theoretical benefits. If Bardosh would have considered the two prospective cohort studies by Mansanguan and Le Pessec, the myocarditis rates would have been sharply adjusted up to 25,000 cases per million. Additionally, since no prospective randomized placebo controlled trial has demonstrated reductions in COVID-19 hospitalization and death as a primary or secondary endpoint, that theoretic benefit of vaccination could have been dropped to zero. Most of the colleges and universities mandating COVID-19 vaccination have platitudes in their mission statement like that of Yale University: “Yale is committed to improving the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice.” This leaves the world wondering about the ineptitude of Yale leadership on the application of scholarship to their policies