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    Mandating vaccines for students will help us return to an in-person setting, but some think it is “important that we don’t run roughshod over people’s liberties”. A University of McMasters political science graduate and editor-in-chief for the school’s student-run newspaper has his attention turned towards the fall semester.

    His name is Andre Mrozowski and he feels McMaster’s decision to not require vaccinations for all students makes him worried for the safety of his reporters. Mrozowski said, “I frankly feel uncomfortable sending them to cover events …if they’re not vaccinated.” On top of the safety of his reporters, the editor-in-chief does not want them to possibly spread the virus to their housemates or family members. 

    As the province slowly reopens, heated discussions are increasing over proof of vaccination requirements. Also, if in certain settings such as long-term care homes or schools must require vaccination policies. Hundred of universities and colleges in the U.S. have made full vaccination mandatory for individuals returning to campus. Some of these schools include Yale, USC, Spellman College, and the Berklee College of Music. In Canada, the University of Toronto, Western University, and Fanshawe college announced they have made vaccinations mandatory for in-person learning.

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