ATLANTA, Georgia (LifeSiteNews) – A private college in Georgia began its fall 2023 semester last week. The following Sunday, the administration reimposed full COVID-19 mask, social distancing, and isolation mandates supposedly for the next two weeks.
Morris Brown College, a Methodist liberal arts institution in Atlanta, announced on Sunday that mandates will temporarily be in full force, “effective immediately,” citing “reports of positive cases among students in the Atlanta University Center.” The number of positive cases was not included in the announcement.
“All students and employees are required to wear face masks (staff may remove in their offices while alone),” reads a message from university president Dr. Kevin James that was posted on Facebook. “Students must maintain physical distancing.”
During the pandemic, general “distancing “requirements were remaining six feet apart from others. Additionally, “no parties or large student events on campus” will occur for at least the next 14 days. The mandates include isolation and quarantine policies dictated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), participation in “contact tracing” and symptom monitoring that includes requiring each student and employee “to undergo temperature checks upon campus arrival.”
Isolation protocols require students and employees to do so “for at least 5 days,” and students are asked to “inform your instructor for virtual class arrangements.” The school’s president added at the end of his message that such measures will aid in “preventing another pandemic.”
The post was reacted to by nearly 300 people on Facebook but received only 10 likes. Most reactions were either laughter or angry emojis. Similarly, a sweeping majority of the 206 comments (as of press time) expressed sentiments of disappointment in the school’s administration, encouraged students to leave the institution, and provided expert testimony that masks do not, in fact, prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The message has been widely circulated on social media since Sunday, and the phrase “do not comply” began to trend on X, formerly known as Twitter. Such sentiments were shared by Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who said that “Americans have had enough COVID hysteria.”
Despite mainstream media narratives and claims from national medical “experts,” research and healthcare professionals have proven that masks not only do little to prevent COVID-19 contamination, but they also cause significant harm to individuals.
The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) issued a “public health warning” a year into the pandemic, informing U.S. citizens that wearing masks long-term may result in health issues, caused by inhaling microplastics. Toxic mold, fungi, and bacteria may be ingested through the masks and travel directly to one’s nervous system and lungs. The toxic materials then pose the risk of settling in the body and causing problems further down the road, a threat particularly concerning for youth.
Experts also criticize the forced masking among children because they face very low risks of developing a serious infection and are more likely to experience adverse effects such as difficulty breathing and anxiety. A medical doctor and professor of epidemiology argued in 2021 that “the potential educational harms of mandatory masking policies are much more firmly established, at least at this point, than their possible benefits in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in schools.”
As previously noted by LifeSiteNews, there have been at least 47 studies which confirm that masking is not an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while at least 32 others verify the negative results of long-term mask usage. During the peak of COVID hysteria in 2020 and 2021, American toddlers – some young enough to still be in diapers – were force-masked at daycares, on airplanes, and in other public places.
Contrary to available evidence, though, Morris Brown College and others have begun to reimpose the mandates. Rutgers University recently announced that students who refuse to take the experimental COVID shots will be disenrolled. The Hollywood studio Lionsgate has also required masks to be worn by employees after another unspecified number of positive cases emerged.
Insider reports of the U.S. government reimposing COVID-19 mandates have been circulating as well. On Tuesday, the CDC held a Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) meeting in Atlanta.
Public comments heard during the virtual gathering overwhelmingly demanded that medical professionals and healthcare settings be required by the federal agency to follow masking and isolation guidelines, arguing that not doing so leads to the inevitable spread of the coronavirus and other infections, passed from doctors to patients.
Written public comments sent to the committee via email are open to the public until Friday August 25. Additional details about the meeting and how to submit a comment can be found on the CDC website.
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