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Interview: "Did College Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Go Too Far?"
Handful of Earth Featured in MIT Science Magazine, Undark
Many readers know that I have been involved with the anti-mandate movement, which is a topic I’ve written about at Handful of Earth on a number of occasions. Due to my public stand against covid vaccine mandates on college and university campuses, I was contacted by a science journalist, Sara Talpos, with the MIT-based magazine, Undark, for a series of interviews.
The result of Sara’s reporting was published this week in a long-form piece entitled, “Did College Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Go Too Far?”
As students return to campus for the 2023-2024 academic year, most Covid-19 vaccine requirements have been lifted or simplified. This is cold comfort to Kelley and other critics of campus mandates, who note that young men also have a small but heightened risk for worrying side effects from the vaccines. In speaking with Undark, Kelley described the vaccine mandates, and the booster requirements in particular, as coercive policies that college administrators, and even many of his fellow students, simply refused to question, even as evidence supporting them waned.