Thursday, September 24, 2020

Colleges Nationwide Enforce Strict COVID Policies, Except During Black Lives Matter Protests; Fauci and Rand Paul clash over Cuomo, NY handling of COVID-19, and Other C-Virus Updates

Colleges nationwide enforce strict COVID policies, except during Black Lives Matter protests:
Despite imposing bans on almost all other forms of large gatherings, and applying harsh punishments to those who disobey such bans, colleges and universities appear reluctant to call out student protesters for violating their COVID-19 safety policies.
Common trends among university coronavirus guidelines include mandates to remain at least six feet away from others whenever possible and restrictions on the number of people who can be in a given space at a given time. But recent Black Lives Matter protests on college campuses, inspired by a larger national movement aimed at combating perceived racial injustices, seldom comply with these requirements.
Many schools, such as Ohio State University and the University of Vermont, have gone as far as to suspend students who violate such rules.
Such punishments, 330 at the University of Missouri alone, are often handed down after students are found guilty of doing things like ignoring mask mandates, attending parties, or bringing guests into residence halls. Though they appear to also violate university policy, there has been no such equivalent crackdown on student protests.
In some cases, university officials have even voiced support for student demonstrations. --->READ MORE HERE
Fauci and Rand Paul clash over Cuomo, NY handling of COVID-19:
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said New York “made some mistakes” with COVID-19 during a heated exchange with Sen. Rand Paul, in which he also defended the Empire State as having gotten “hit very badly.”
Paul, a Kentucky Republican and libertarian, tried to cite New York’s tragic toll of more than 32,000 deaths as evidence that lockdowns are ineffective.
“You’ve been a big fan of [Gov. Andrew] Cuomo in the shutdown in New York. You’ve lauded New York for their policy. New York had the highest death rate in the world. How can we possibly be jumping up and down and saying, ‘Oh, Gov. Cuomo did a great job’? He had the worst death rate in the world,” Paul said.
Fauci bristled at Paul’s premise, and the normally even-keeled immunologist grew visibly angry in his response. --->READ MORE HERE
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