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Emory U. Student Newspaper Says COVID Vaccine Should be Required for Everyone but Minority Students

Emory U. Student Newspaper Says COVID Vaccine Should be Required for Everyone but Minority Students

“marginalized communities are rightfully wary of the vaccine due to the medical community’s historical maltreatment of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in the U.S.”

This is a recipe for disaster. If the vaccine is required, it should be required for everyone.

Campus Reform reports:

Emory student newspaper: Require COVID-19 vaccine, but not for minority students

Emory University’s student newspaper wrote that though the school should force some students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Black, Indigenous, People of Color students should be able to receive an exemption.

The editorial board of the Emory Wheel urged the Atlanta university to “mandate all students and staff returning to campus receive a COVID-19 vaccine.”

“If the University mandates vaccinations, some will inevitably object,” asserted the editors. “Those who do so on substantiated medical grounds or on the basis of religion should receive exemptions.”

“Moreover, marginalized communities are rightfully wary of the vaccine due to the medical community’s historical maltreatment of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in the U.S.,” they continued. “The University must seriously acknowledge these doubts.”

The authors pointed to a history of medical racism in the United States, as well as “implicit bias” in quality of care: “Emory must remain mindful of this country’s extensive history of medical racism when encouraging others to receive the vaccine. Rather than shaming the wary, we, as a University, must combat misinformation and build trust between communities of color and the medical field.”

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Comments

Sounds like reverse-racism to me.

If I were a racist and/or white supremacist, I’d encourage non-whites to forego the vaccine.

    DSHornet in reply to karl_lembke. | January 18, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    So let’s see if I understand this. They don’t want the vaccine? Does that mean they want increased likelihood of Wuhan virus infection? Somebody didn’t pay attention in sixth grade health class.

    The world is full of those who are proud of their willful ignorance.
    .

Seems like only yesterday the Left was wailing about how COVID was hitting the minority community the hardest (due to racism, of course)

Ever get the felling that no matter what you do you’ll be criticized?

So because of what people did 100 years ago black people can’t benefit from modern meds

Emory University, home of Arthur Kellerman and Michael Bellesiles. They surrendered long ago any claim they ever had to being taken seriously.

These “students” should just sue Covid19 for racism and VS (Virus Supremacy).

With the right Judge, they will be rewarded a lot of money.

Al Kuhseltsur | January 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Who is going to scream discrimination when minority students are avoided because everyone thinks they haven’t been vaccinated and are contagious?

Phillygirl1807 | January 19, 2021 at 1:03 am

For $60,000 per year your child gets to feel bad about his or her race – and will be subjected to all sorts of arbitrary rules. How does this unite a student body? How does this build character? It sounds like we are invoking a new “caste system” in which you are entitled to certain privileges according to the color of your skin or your ethnicity.
Parents of high school students- beware of schools like this. Do not waste your money. You need to steer your child away from this nonsense.

What we have here is a bunch of white student newspaper editors trying to virtue signal by saying that black students 1) have grounds to distrust the medical establishment and 2) should be exempt from the requirement to take the vaccine. They do not argue against the vaccination requirement in general, as it applies to white students.

I am not aware of any Emory students asking to be exempt from taking the vaccine, other than perhaps a few on religious grounds.

It seems to me that there is a simple solution: 1) don’t “require” vaccines of any Emory student, and 2) make proof of vaccination a requirement for admission to any gathering including fraternity parties, cafeteria meals, spectators at sporting events, etc. Unvaccinated students should not be allowed to ride the campus bus or have face-to-face office hour meetings with faculty either.

By the way, Greg Fenves (who left the Presidency of the Univ of Texas at Austin on August 1) is a terrific guy and will do great things for Emory.

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