A general malaise seems to have come over me.
I just got an email.
The University’s policy on Student Immunization and Health Requirements specifies that all students receive an annual PPD (tuberculosis) test.
Annual? Annual!? This is a graduate school. We are researchers with no patient contact. Last time I checked I was not coughing up bloody sputum. Wait. Hold On. This might be bloody sputum. Nope, that was just a sneeze. It’s ok folks, move along. I just had a sneeze. Turns out it wasn’t the consumption.
You know what’s more dangerous than TB? Making your student body scamper around like chickens to get forms signed every waking moment of their lives. I’m not joking. The stress this bureaucracy puts on otherwise-healthy people crushes immune system and spirit alike.
I bet administration would like a subcutanious injection to predict which students will fly off the rail and punch their dean in the face?