Most colleges and universities in New York state are reopening for in-person education this fall. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Governor Andrew Cuomo is at it again. Somehow still in office after numerous sexual harassment scandals and wholesale murder of the elderly when he botched the handling of New York nursing homes, Cuomo is back to making bad decisions. Now, he wants to force students to get vaccinated if they want to attend schools in the state.
Some choose not to get vaccinated for many reasons. Some have religious motivations, others think the vaccine is too new and not thoroughly tested-enough, and still others simply don’t think it’s necessary. Whatever the reasons, people have the right to make their own health decisions. Cuomo, however, disagrees:
During his daily briefing, Cuomo said the SUNY and CUNY schools will require vaccinations for students coming back in the fall. The governor later clarified that vaccinations would only be mandated for students attending in-person classes if the shots receive FDA approval before the beginning of the fall semester.
Gov. Cuomo also urged private schools to require vaccinations. Some already have made such announcements, including Cornell, University of Rochester, RIT and Syracuse University.
That’s right — if you studied hard and worked to get into the school of your dreams or just to get into school in general, you now can’t actually attend unless you violate your principles and get a vaccine you may not be comfortable with.
Cuomo must be removed from office now before he hurts more people. He has harassed and ruined the lives of women and murdered the elderly. Now, he wants to deprive our nation’s youth of an education. This must end. Watch his press conference below: