Michael Tracey, a left-wing investigative journalist, writes on his personal Substack blog about one university student who was reprimanded after a peer snitched on him. The student, who refused to go on the record for fear of retribution, has lowered his face mask to drink water during a 90-minute lecture. Removing one's face mask is against this university's regulations.
"Ironically for a top tier law school – at which vaccination had already been mandated, and where basic precepts of due process are presumably taught – the student was denied any opportunity to be appraised of his accuser's identity," writes Tracey. "Nor was he advised of any adjudicatory process to contest the allegations. So the complaint just hangs there, in a kind of creepy administrative limbo, and there's apparently nothing he can do about it." (Related: Experts call on universities to scrap oppressive vaccination mandates.)
Similar situations are becoming increasingly more common as more universities pass heavy-handed restrictions that are not based on any scientific evidence.
"Colleges and universities continue to enforce outlandishly stringent COVID measures," writes Tracey, who continues to receive reports from other university students about how the regulations have negatively impacted their academic and social lives.
In the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one professor has put on his course syllabus a clause that threatens "swift and decisive disciplinary intervention" for anybody that even slightly deviates from the university's COVID-19 restrictions.
"If you choose to not wear a mask, or if you wear it improperly, I will ask you to leave immediately, and I will submit a report to the Office of Student Conduct," the syllabus states. "At that point you will be disenrolled from this course."
In the University of Oregon School of Law, students have been warned against taking off their masks while playing basketball. Campus security has been ordered to increase its patrols in the basketball courts to enforce compliance with the mask order.
In the University of California, San Diego, masks are required for all students and employees indoors regardless of vaccination. The university further claims keeping masks on at all times is a necessary physical and "psychological" safeguard.
Cornell University has recently released information claiming that things are going well for the school, with cases rare and transmission controlled. Despite this, everybody still has to wear masks.
What all these restrictions show is that many universities do not believe the COVID-19 vaccines actually protect their students. If they do, almost all of these universities would get rid of their heavy-handed regulations because their communities are nearly fully vaccinated.
Harvard Business School has forced nearly all of its students to switch to online instruction after a surge in COVID-19 cases. More than 95 percent of students and 96 percent of staff there are fully vaccinated.
Brown University has recently implemented a new set of strict COVID-19 measures following 82 new confirmed cases among students. Some of the new protocols include forbidding students from taking off their masks and ordering them not to hang out with friends outside of campus, whether at bars or restaurants.
Brown has a strict vaccine requirement. All students, teachers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated.
Looking at these cases, it is clear that the COVID-19 vaccines are not protecting students from the virus – and neither are the heavy-handed restrictions.
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