Stanford PhD candidate says he could face expulsion for refusing COVID recall: ‘Heartbreaking’


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A Portuguese doctoral student at Stanford said on Monday he could be expelled if he refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite already being fully vaccinated.

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Diogo Braganca discussed his dream of coming to America to study physics on “America’s Newsroom,” and how the university’s vaccine recall policy could jeopardize his ability to complete his studies.

“It was my dream to come and study in America,” Braganca told co-host Bill Hemmer. “Such great opportunities, and it’s really heartbreaking that they made me do this… If I was alone, if I didn’t have a family, maybe I would take the encore just to continue my program because it It’s such an important thing for me to study physics.”

Pharmacist Kenni Clark prepares a booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during an immunization clinic at “The Center” in the city of Lawrence, which serves seniors, families and the community, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 , in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

“However, I now have a wife and children, and I know there is a risk of myocarditis, especially for men in exactly my age range,” he continued. “So for me the calculation of the risk was clear, I will not put my family at risk.”

The recall mandate only applies to students, not staff or faculty, and remains in effect even if a student completes their degree online according to Braganca.

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The university imposes an “enrollment suspension” on any student who does not receive the reminder by the deadline, and this suspension will affect Braganca’s ability, and that of other international students, to remain in the United States.

“Stanford has suspended this listing for anyone who is not boosted even if fully vaccinated and even if they have achieved natural immunity,” Braganca said. “So in my case, I had the mild case of COVID in January, and for them it doesn’t count for anything.

“This means that in my case, if I cannot register, my visa is canceled and I have to return to Portugal with my dependent, my wife and my children,” he continued.


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