In this August 14, 2021 article published by The Gateway Pundit, Cassandra Fairbanks reports on the reversal of the mask mandate previously issued by the University of South Carolina (USC).
On August 3, Attorney General Alan Wilson sent a letter to USC President stating that the COVID vaccine cannot be used as a condition for enrolment and asked the university to revise their policy on mask requirements. On the same day, the President reversed mask mandates following what was stipulated in the letter.
See attached copy of Attorney General Wilson’s letter:
Editor’s Note: The initial ruling could have sent a clear message to universities around the country that masking cannot be mandated. We wonder what happened in the past few days since the retraction of the masking mandate and what pushed University President Harris Pastides to reverse the earlier decision. Individuals going inside the health facilities of the university are required to wear masks.
University officials failed to consider that masks have never been proven to work. [See these recommendations and studies on non-pharmaceutical interventions (Read Will the real WHO please stand up?; Danish mask study now published: Masks do not reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection; Finland study shows vaccines, universal masking, useless against Delta variant]
Mask mandates make no difference in terms of the outcome of the virus. The Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms pointed out that even the WHO says that masks are not supported by scientific evidence [See this report here: Mandatory masking interferes with personal autonomy; What does the WHO say about masking?] It cannot be applied universally as it has benefits and harms that must be carefully considered [See Meta-study shows that masks are dangerous; German Neurologist: Oxygen deprivation due to face masks cause permanent neurological damage; Danish mask study now published: Masks do not reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection; Debunking the CDC study on mask mandates]