The University of Notre Dame in Indiana is coming under heavy fire after an internal statement came to light stating that every student returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester must be fully vaccinated as a mandatory requirement.

“The safety of the University and local communities is always our highest priority,” wrote John Jenkins, the institution’s president, as an argument for imposing mandatory vaccinations.

Because of this order, the Notre Dame administration is working to make two doses of the vaccine available to all students and staff. Two deadlines were scheduled for the applications, one in April and one in May.

According to the report, Notre Dame “requires enrolled students to also be vaccinated against hepatitis B, meningitis, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and varicella.”

The central controversy surrounding the requirement to get the CCV vaccine is that they are not approved as safe vaccines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they are still in a testing period and are available under an “emergency use authorization.”

This means that these drugs are merely “experimental,” and research studies on their safety and efficacy continue.

Therefore, to argue that students will be forced to take the vaccine to keep the community “safe” would not be entirely logical or at least not scientifically proven. On the contrary, it would be forcing students to expose themselves to a risk that many may consider unnecessary. 

The prestigious Dr. Simone Gold of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) summed up the issue very clearly: “If you take the [Chinese Communist Party Virus or COVID-19] vaccine” you are not receiving an FDA approved treatment, but this “means you have enrolled yourself in a medical trial … [and] most people are not aware that that’s what they’re doing.”

In addition to the moral questions associated with the risk the University is forcing its students to face, there is the legal issue that is no less controversial. 

After World War II ended, the Nuremberg hearings revealed that Nazi doctors had forced or coerced prisoners of war and others into risky and even deadly human experimentation. The tribunal helped create what became known as the Nuremberg Code of 1947. It sets out several international standards aimed at regulating human experimentation activities. Most countries, including the United States, adhere to and are party to these regulations.

The first and most extensive principle of the Code sets out the strict conditions for establishing the voluntary consent of those undergoing human experimentation. It includes that the individual may not be exposed to “any element of force, fraud, deceit, coercion, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion.”

There is no doubt about the fact that if Notre Dame University requires its students to receive these experimental treatments, it is, by definition, coercive and violates this first principle of the Nuremberg Code, which makes it, at least on this point, manifest misconduct, and in breach of the legal obligations to which the United States is internationally committed.

Another interesting point is that of the sixth principle of the Nuremberg Code, “against disproportionate risk.” It states that: “The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.”

Verifying the statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we find that the survival rates of the CCP virus for those under 20 years of age is 99.997%, and for those between 20 and 50 years of age, 99.98%. Thus, it automatically follows that the “risk” for this age group is practically irrelevant. 

On the contrary, there is abundant documentation to support that the risks of unwanted effects of getting the vaccine, such as infertility, severe allergic reactions, blood clots, encephalitis, autoimmune diseases, congenital disabilities, are very high.

Of note, the CDC released data last week in its Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System system showing “56,869 adverse event reports following COVID vaccines, including 2,342 deaths and 7,971 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and April 1, 2021.”