August 3, 2021 ~ Friday, Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr. announced MSU will require all students, staff and faculty to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they wish to be on campus this fall semester.
“We think its just so important for safety on campus,” said Stanley Jr. to 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith. “The biggest thing I’ve heard from everybody is: ‘We want to get back to Michigan State University, we want to have in person classes again, we want to be able to see our friends,’ and all that is going to be possible if we have a high percentage of our students vaccinated.”
Just days before the announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated mandates for masking and testing in efforts to combat the Delta variant of COVID-19.
August 3, 2021 ~ Michigan State University President and Infectious Disease Doctor Samuel Stanley Jr. explains to Paul W. why the university is requiring vaccines for all students and staff in the fall.
August 3, 2021 ~ Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey talks with Kevin Dietz about the college vaccination mandates we are seeing around Michigan.
However, not everyone is in agreement with the CDC’s decision.
“I’m starting to question just about any decision that comes out of the CDC,” Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said to 760 WJR’s Kevin Dietz. “It just seems like over the course of the last 18 months they’ve changed their minds more often than not, and I’m wondering now just how far we go without starting to question back, the sources of their decisions.”
Shirkey continued “As of yet, the CDC has not been able to provide any reference to scientific data supporting this most recent decision.”
This announcement follows an announcement from the University of Michigan, stating all three of their campuses will require students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated. Wayne State and Oakland Universities will require vaccines for students living on campus.