The Fighting Irish continue to bow a knee to COVID dating back to their announcement of mandatory vaccination for returning students in April. The rule will now be extended to all visiting media members hoping to cover Notre Dame activities in the upcoming college football season.
According to insider Brett McMurphy, "Notre Dame announces if you plan to cover the Fighting Irish (in any sport) during practice, press conferences or games at Notre Dame - you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19."
With Indiana have one of the lowest rates of vaccination among all states, Notre Dame's guidelines will impose vaccination on visiting reporters that have decided to forego inoculation, or recovered from COVID — which boasts a stronger immune response than the vaccine.
Remembered for their infamous storming of the field after defeating Clemson in November 2020, Notre Dame continues to let COVID panic overshadow storylines on the field by embracing theater more than Rudy did back in 1993.
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