Study finds college vaccine mandates lowered COVID-19 deaths by 5% | University of Hawaiʻi System News

A national study looking at the impacts that mandated vaccine policies had on universities and colleges and their surrounding communities found that those policies reduced the overall death rate of the U.S. in fall 2021 by about 5%, roughly 7,300 lives.

Almost 700 colleges and universities across the country established COVID-19 vaccine mandates to return to campus. Researchers took data from the first 13 weeks of the fall 2021 semester. They found that colleges that had vaccine mandates reduced new COVID-19 cases by 339 per 100,000 residents in the surrounding communities, and new deaths by 5.4 per 100,000 residents.

 

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