Yale Reportedly Allowing COVID Restrictions to Create ‘Surveillance State’

Yale students report their university has become increasingly oppressive with their COVID-19 restrictions, to the point of turning students against one another.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Yale University has reportedly become increasingly strict with its COVID-19 policies, including a COVID-19 hotline allowing students to turn one another in according to The Washington Free Beacon.
  • Students are required to mask indoors, even when alone, which led to one student being reported for taking off their mask when they thought they were alone in a library.
  • The student said he received a notice from Yale administration two days later, notifying him that he had violated the school’s “Community Compact.”
  • An “evaluation” of conduct was put into motion for the student and threatened with a “public health withdrawal” after he was found “guilty” of the violation, per the notice sent to the student. 
  • The Free Beacon reported that the infraction took place the same night that 1,000 Yale students gathered for Yale’s annual holiday dinner, which is one of Yale’s more ritzy traditions.
OTHER SCHOOLS HAVE SIMILAR POLICIES:
  • Campus Reform reported that the University of Illinois has put into place a policy that could deny students access to internet services if they violate COVID-19 policies.
  • The punishment could mean students are unable to turn in and view class assignments while they are blocked from the platform and potentially the internet.
  • The University of North Carolina has developed a “Health Greeter Kiosk” that enforces mask-wearing and social distancing, according to CBS News.
  • The University of Texas has gone so far as to give students guidelines for mask-wearing during sex, according to a Campus Reform report.
BACKGROUND:
  • So-called “draconian” COVID-19 protocols at United States universities have prompted Sen. Rand Paul to say that “For supposedly smart people, they’re acting in a very unscientific and stupid fashion,” according to CBN News.
  • Johns Hopkins surgeon and professor Dr. Marty Makary, said in the same report he doesn’t see the “scientific support for masking indoors.”