Research shows college vaccine mandates helped reduce deaths
Vaccine mandates at colleges and universities in the U.S. resulted in fewer Covid-19 cases and deaths in 2021 fall semester, according to a new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The National Bureau of Economic Research, an economist group which decides whether or not the country is in a recession, analyzed data from colleges and universities that required their students and staff get vaccinated for Covid as well as colleges and universities that didn’t have vaccine mandates.
The group found that college vaccine mandates reduced new COVID-19 cases by 339 per 100,000 residents in the counties they were located in. New deaths dropped by 5.4 per 100,000 residents in those counties.
The NBER estimates that college vaccine mandates reduced total US Covid-19 deaths in autumn 2021 by about 5%.