A short story –
This summer, Cornell University instituted its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, giving students an August 2021 deadline to submit medical or religious exemptions. The students assumed the exemption process would be fair. They couldn’t have been more wrong.
In fact, Cornell instituted what appears to be a process of outright denying or delaying decisions on initial religious and medical exemptions – no matter the reason. Students with religious exemptions were referred to the Cornell chaplain for further discussions.
We can also confirm that students that presented valid medical exemptions were told by Cornell doctors that they were “medically cleared” to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Cornell doctors made this recommendation despite never seeing or treating the Cornell student, and despite not knowing in detail the student’s medical history. MORE