unethical. Straight up.
There is NO scientific reason to do this! And indeed, I find it utterly revolting.
Given the high prevalence of post-infection immunity, this risk-benefit profile is even less favourable. [emphasis added]
University booster mandates are unethical because: 1) no formal risk-benefit assessment exists for this age group; 2) vaccine mandates may result in a net expected harm to individual young people; 3) mandates are not proportionate: expected harms are not outweighed by public health benefits given the modest and transient effectiveness of vaccines against transmission; 4) US mandates violate the reciprocity principle because rare serious vaccine-related harms will not be reliably compensated due to gaps in current vaccine injury schemes; and 5) mandates create wider social harms.
I understand: Universities pressure students to get vaccinated over and over. And let’s say that I want to go to grad school and be a surgeon, it’s not like me just refusing has no real cost. So in that case I might be forced to “play the odds.” And I’ll probably win. Probably.
And do I lose my job in the public schools over this? Or working in a pharmacy? Wait, wait, that’s my job!
So I get people bowing to social pressure. That pressure is severe. OK, but it is still unscientific and unethical for an authority to mandate it.
THEY mandate it, and YOU bear 100% of the risk. Wow!
Welcome to the Lefty pleasure dome, peon!