Federal Judge Says Indiana University Can Require Its Students Get The COVID Vaccine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Indiana University’s vaccination requirement for students will stand for the start of the fall semester. This, after a federal judge sided with the university Monday, after eight students challenged the public university’s requirement that all students and employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of the fall semester.

The university says it added a vaccine requirement as a means to exercise what federal health officials describe as the best way to protect people from contracting the coronavirus.

Meantime, frustration grows at The White House about Facebook not taking the proper steps to control this spread of disinformation. On the company’s website, Facebook’s Vice President of Integrity wrote that President Biden’s goal was for 70 percent of Americans to be vaccinated by July 4th and Facebook is not the reason the goal was missed.

President Biden says the continued spread of disinformation is what is killing people. He said, “It was pointed out that Facebook of all the misinformation, 60% of the misinformation came from 12 individuals. Facebook isn’t going to people. These 12 people are out there giving misinformation. Anyone listening to it is getting hurt by it is killing people. It’s bad information. My hope is that Facebook, instead of taking it personally, that somehow I’m saying Facebook is killing people, that they would do something about the misinformation, the outrageous misinformation about the vaccine.”

Our question of the night: should Facebook do more to stop the spread of misinformation and disinformation?
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