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There are 23 comments on BU to Require Boosters, Will Stop Daily Attestation Requirement

  1. At this point aren’t they just freshening up your drink? How many shots does it take for a ‘vaccine’ to work? Two shots, tested every week and still wearing masks. Where does it stop?

    1. Easy, when we reach herd immunity, as has been said from Day One. Since there are so many anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers, we may never reach herd immunity and may have to deal with variants and strain-specific shots for years to come.

  2. Nice to finally see daily attestations going away. Makes way more sense to now just report on symptoms if you have them. Also won’t miss having to punch in the same phone number every day.

  3. Trying once more to see if my comment will go through.

    BU, like many other institutions, has again followed the recommendations from health officials, which is totally understandable.

    However, as members of a higher education institute, BU students, faculty and staff should also wonder about the rationale for all these pandemic measures and whether masking and vaccines are the only solution. If higher education really cares about critical thinking, then let’s have an open discussion about the pandemic that has uprooted our lives in the last two year. Let’s all read Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s latest book on Amazon titled “The real… and public health” and reflect on what is written in there.

  4. I’m disappointed to see BU allowing misinformation to be shared through comments on this story (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a peddler of conspiracy theories and misinformation who profits personally from these activities). Moderating boards to remove misinformation is not censorship; it’s being responsible.

    1. Thank you BU today for publishing comments that follow its guidelines.

      Galileo Galilei was also spreading misinformation and paid dearly for it. Yet, the natural sciences stand on the shoulders of this giant.

      Accusing others without evidences is not the way to go. Everyone should have the right to read a book, especially one that is heavily footnoted with credible references, and think about its conclusion for themselves.

  5. Amid all these breakouts and mandates the hypocrisy at this university still runs red on comm ave. All university holiday party gets canceled out caution of a breakout or worse. All the whole the top administration and other top officials and colleges plan and budget private on college holiday parties and ask for catering, set up, clean up etc. It’s all about the haves and have nots. Wake up people and see that your university really doesn’t care what you think.

  6. I think BU should at least consider granting exemption for those that have recently tested positive for covid. For those having high antibody levels, a booster dose only adds risks (e.g. myocarditis) or at least unnecessary discomfort, without any of the benefits that the first two doses had (protection against severe disease).

    1. That is my concern too. My daughter is scheduled for booster on January 6th but tested positive this weekend. Her doctor does not recommend a booster for 3 months.


  8. I have not heard of a single BU student who has died of the virus, actually not a single college student in general. Yet we are given no choice but to be injected once again. No data on long term effects available, and we now know young men are at increased risk for heart inflammation. Science is making a strange turn these days…

  9. Well done again BU and Dr.Platt. In terms of this pandemic, BU has been a shining leader keeping our terriers healthy and safe physically even amidst the sharpest most ignorant of criticisms. BU has followed Science and though we wish much more was done on the mental health aspects of this pandemic, BU deserves only applause when it comes to testing, vaccines and now boosters being required.
    There is no excuse not to be fully vaccinated which means a booster when it has been 6 months since your last Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. You can mix and match safely too so just get whichever is available fastest. And BU is offering booster clinics as well.
    Dr.Platt and her team deserve thanks and applause for ignoring the ignorant “ noise “ and erring on the health and safety of each terrier and staff member at all times since this pandemic began. Dr.Klapperich – head of testing – has also been extraordinary.

    Tired of masks and pandemic safety efforts? Lives matter and the fact that one can get others seriously ill or worse, the fact that we have had 2 BU custodians die of COVID at this year while cleaning up after our terriers on campus, the fact that our medical heroes everywhere are pleading for sanity and Science because they are overwhelmed… means we can all continue to wear a little piece of cloth a while longer inside ,stay alert and resilient and shine as the terrier family can when they choose!

    Be grateful that BU has been able to stay open and keep classes in person because of their dedicated personnel and let them know.
    Dr.Platt has a family too and she consults with a huge medical team including from BU School of Public Health making these tough decisions. When we all finally respect and make sound choices based on our shared humanity, we will beat this pandemic.

    1. The only excuse I see for not being fully vaccinated is if one is a critical thinker and is hesitant to receive vaccines that have killed some otherwise healthy people. Even young people have died from the vaccine. It also does not prevent infection, transmission, or all symptoms. For these reasons I exempted myself and will continue going to class without consequence. Thank you BU for allowing exemptions!

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