The Chicago Thinker’s Editor-in-Chief Audrey Unverferth slammed the University of Chicago’s booster mandate on Tucker Carlson Tonight this Tuesday. “My editorial board and I are speaking out demanding that the University of Chicago end its unethical, anti-science booster mandate,” declared Unverferth.
Carlson applauded the efforts of the Chicago Thinker, for “fighting” the booster mandate “in a very principled and articulate way.” He urged listeners to read the Thinker’s recent viral editorial on the university’s booster mandate. It is “better than what you read in a lot of American newspapers,” added Carlson.
“What we outlined very carefully in the editorial is that there’s just no excuse for this latest mandate. It’s absolutely absurd,” said Unverferth. “[O]ne of the worst parts of [the booster mandate] is that it imposes a caste system within our university.”
Unverferth explained that “doctors and select scientists are exempt [from the booster mandate].” This means that “some of the world’s leading doctors and scientists don’t have to get this jab, including those who are experts in immunology,” she said.
“Meanwhile, students and professors and others are being told that in order to participate in this community that I so love, we need to get yet another jab,” she lamented.
Unverferth stated that we at the Chicago Thinker are “saying enough is enough […w]e’re calling on everyone to sign our petition […] and help us end this.”
“I think you’re a civil rights hero for doing this because I think that’s what you’re defending, civil rights—human rights,” Carlson said to Unverferth.
When asked how the editorial has been received on the University of Chicago’s campus, Unverferth stated that “sadly, so many people are so very afraid,” and do not join the Chicago Thinker’s efforts.
Unverferth said that the “sheep” at UChicago, who think if “they just follow along and they follow the rules, this will all go away,” are sorely mistaken. “[T]he thing is, this COVID theater is never going to end if we don’t fight back now.”
Evita Duffy is the Chicago Thinker's Managing Editor. As a senior at the University of Chicago, she studies American History and Creative Writing. She loves the Midwest, lumberjack sports, writing, & her family. Follow her on Twitter at @evitaduffy_1 or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.