Students sue to block university system from Maryland vaccination mandate – CBS Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A lawsuit over the vaccine requirements of Maryland’s university system has been filed in federal court.

Students entering and leaving the University of Baltimore Law Center are masked and vaxed.

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“It’s a small sacrifice for a better quality of our education,” said Meriam Mossad, law student at UB.

A pair of Towson University students and a University of Maryland law school employee are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit – suing the Maryland university system. The lawsuit asks the court to stop the state’s public universities from punishing unvaccinated students and employees.

“I expect that we will see a lot of lawsuits,” said Dr Dan Salmon.

Dr Dan Salmon is cautious when it comes to advocating for warrants, but the director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Vaccine Safety said warrants should follow good data and a good supply of material. of security.

“It is well justified from a scientific point of view. Mandates have a long history of effectiveness and strong legal support, ”said Dr Salmon.

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“I saw my own doctor. I have listened to some of the doctors like Dr Fauci who know a lot more about this than I do, ”said UB law student John Cardozo.

The policy affects around 170,000 students in the system’s 15 institutions, including tens of thousands of faculty and staff.

“We already had that. We just added another vaccine to the list. Even before covid, to register, you had to have certain vaccines, ”explained Mariana Garcia, student.

Towson’s COVID-19 code of conduct for students calls for unvaccinated students to be unsubscribed from last week. One of these students claims he was placed on “university probation” is named the plaintiff in this lawsuit.

“There is a need for that extra push. I think by forcing people to take things back, they’ll be more inclined to comply, ”said Paul Robinson, UB law student.

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Counsel for the plaintiffs was unavailable for comment today. A spokesperson for the Maryland University System also made no comment.


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