Over a year ago in August 2021 we began out fight along with thousands of students and parents across the country who knew something was not right. Everyone knew shutting down schools and businesses was unprecedented and wrong. Everyone quickly realized testing people who had no symptoms of any infection was unprecedented and wrong. Everyone knew that if mandatory masking actually could stop the spread of infectious disease in a community, masks would have always been a part of our daily clothing, everyone knew it was wrong. Finally, everyone knew requiring an experimental mRNA injection produced by the biggest criminal organizations in world history was absolutely wrong. The truth is, everyone knew, they still know. What is sad is millions of people would go on to continue to deny this blatant reality.
Whether it was out of spite for a president they didn’t like, if it was because they feared losing their job, or if it was because they thought they had to show allegiance to their political party, Millions of people chose to lie, attack, slander, and defame those who were not scared to speak these obvious truths.
NowOhio University has essentially dropped all COVID mandates. The failed vaccine is no longer required even for residential students. Masks which failed to stop the spread of COVID for years are no longer required. Students are not being locked out of their dorms because of mismanaged required testing. For the first time in a long time, this semester of class felt normal.
Take this time to rejoice, get out and do all the things OU and others took away from us for nearly 2 years. Enjoy every second of it, we all deserve it.
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank everyone who took a stand and did what they knew was right. It’s one of the hardest things someone could have done through this pandemic. Most of us will never receive as much as an apology from those who slandered and smeared us, and that is perfectly fine. It was never about getting a win for us, it was about protecting students rights, medical freedom, and giving a voice to the voiceless. We accomplished that, that’s something the detractors can never take away from us.
It is not hard to see that the campus is coming back to life. People are happy to be able to have the normal college experience they expected. The COVID mandates did and will continue to have a long lasting effect on students mental and physical health, something the detractors can only pretend to care about after showing the world for 2 years that they clearly did not care.
As it stands now Ohio University’s Public Health policy now reflects almost exactly what I recommended them do over nearly a year ago recorded in the post below.
So much could have been avoided by making these simple changes long ago. It goes to show how Ohio University’s health policy was not based in logic, critical thinking, or common sense. If I, a business student was able to read studies, learn the facts, and do the research there is absolutely no excuse for Ohio U’s public health team to not have been able to. Incompetence is an under statement. While I am happy these changes have finally been made, it’s far too late and a lot of damage has already been done.
It is truly saddening that nobody has been held accountable for Ohio University’s failed “prevention measures”. So much damage to students could have been avoided with faster action by the university. Instead Ohio U clung on to their failed prevention methods because of recommendations from misguided “health officials” at the university.
The Fight Is Not Over
Everyone knows that if you do not learn from your mistakes, you will repeat them. Administration at Ohio University has a lot of trouble learning from their mistakes. Our lawsuit remains open in the Ohio 4th Circuit appeals court. We will not be ending our lawsuit or fight until the precedent is set in court and Ohio Public universities know they can never do this again.
Not only that, Thousands of students across America continue to be attacked and discriminated against because of their medical choices. The battle at OU might be coming to a close, and again that’s great, but as a group who has fought hard to do the right thing and found success it is important for us to be a beacon of hope for those still facing illegal and discriminatory mandates. The war on Americans and their freedoms is far from over.
With that said I want to provide some extra resources to help more people.
No College Mandates is a great organization who has worked so hard to fight mandates at colleges across the nation. You’d be hard pressed to find another group which is so full of friendly parents and students all trying to help each other.
Health Freedom Council was started by our lawyer in order to help others across the country find legal representation and legal resources to help in their fights.
Students Against Mandates was started by a student who was relentlessly attacked for her choice not to get the vaccine. It is a great community for students to find other students in the fight as well as getting exemptions from the failed requirements.
The Vaccine Safety Research Foundation has become well known for it’s efforts to defeat mandates and share the truth about COVID-19. It is a great resource for anyone who wants to increase their understanding of this virus and vaccine. The top medical experts are frequently featured on their weekly live shows.
Children’s Health Defense was founded long ago by Robert Kennedy and is not new to this fight. They have been a global leader in exposing the dangerous for profit practices of the big pharma industry.
You are never alone, and you should never feel like you can’t exercise your right to free speech because of the threat of a woke mob attacking you. Never be scared to do something you know is the right thing to do. So many people and organizations have helped us through our fight, and I want to extend the largest thank you to all of them.
3 years ago I could have never seen my self where I am now and If I could go back I would happily do it all again. The people who supported me and the people who attacked me have both been huge motivators for me. Now is my time to pay it forward and do everything I can to help others across the country. We will keep fighting, We will keep winning, and we will keep defending the things that make this country the greatest country in the world!
Live Free or Die, Tyce Patt / Founder of SaveOhioU
December Last year 15 Ohio University Students and a Professor filed a lawsuit against Ohio University to end their illegal and discriminatory COVID mandates. You can learn about the original lawsuit filing here, it is recommended you read that first before this to get caught up. Since then OU has only seen more COVID policy failure and our case has only strengthened.
After filing, on January 5th, 2022 Ohio University delivered their first reply to our lawsuit, Ohio University filed a 22 page motion to dismiss the case. Ohio University makes this motion to fully protect their interest on the record, as at this point they would be stupid to admit they broke the law and not fight our lawsuit. The Full Filing is below.
In response 14 days later we filed our first Amended complaint for an injunction to stop COVID mandates at Ohio University. Their own motion to dismiss even proves them wrong.
So before we break down our new filings below we will break down these blatant false hoods in Ohio University’s motion to dismiss.
First Ohio University argues that another case from Miami University of Ohio that was “nearly identical” was dismissed because the plaintiffs lacked standing or applied for an exemption. This is an extremely weak argument firstly because anyone can look at our complaint and the Miami complaint and see they they are most definitely not “nearly identical”. The Miami lawsuit plaintiffs were employees of Miami University who filled an injunction against the Exemption requirements at Miami. Our complaint was from students and staff who filled an injunction to stop all illegal mandates at Ohio University, exemptions do not bear any effect on our complaints.
The idea that this Miami case was dismissed for lacking standing is also dishonest. The Miami lawsuit was dismissed because Miami dropped the exemption requirements in question, the lawsuit was no longer needed.
Next Ohio University Argues the student and staff plaintiffs are NOT ENTITLED TO DELARATORY OR INJUCTIVE RELIEF for 4 reasons. All 4 of the reasons they express are laughably poor arguments. First they argue we are not entitled to relief because Ohio Revised Code 2905.12 is a criminal statute
Ohio University argues private citizens can not sue people for coercion, they argue only the state has the right to prosecute coercion. OU’s lawyers cite out of context case law to justify this ridiculous claim. We are not seeking to maintain a civil action for damages (to reclaim money for harm) under R.C. 2721.03, in this lawsuit. We are seeking to vindicate our constitutional and statutory rights, therefore R.C. 2905.12 does apply.
Next Ohio University argues Ohio Revised Code 3709.212 does not apply to them because Ohio University is not a City or General Health District.
Ohio SB 22 became effective June 23rd. the act specifies that a local board of health may issue orders or regulations that apply only to specific individuals or businesses. Any order that applies to a class of persons in violation of this provision is invalid and has no legal effect. Specifically, the act provides that any order or regulation issued by a local board of health for the prevention or restriction of disease may only apply to individuals and businesses that:
(1) have been medically diagnosed with the disease that is the subject of the order or regulation,
(2) have come in direct contact with someone who has been medically diagnosed with the disease that is the subject of the order or regulation, or
(3) have a documented incident in the building of the disease that is the subject of the order or regulation
Ohio University’s lawyers admit R.C. 3709.212 applies to Board of health, cities, and general health districts. They then claim Ohio University is not a city or general health district, which is true. But they do not deny Ohio University is a board of health who makes public health orders, R.C. 3709.212 obviously does apply. Furthermore, if the Athens health department is bound by R.C 3709.212 and Ohio University base policy on the Athens Health Department’s policy surly R.C. 3709.212 applies.
Next Ohio University argues R.C. 3792.04 does not apply and repeats the most famous lie “The Pfizer vaccine has received full approval from the FDA”. This has been proven false time and time again. If we want to get technical the FDA has never even used the term “full approval”, you can check for yourself here. Products are either Approved or Authorized.
Amazingly, Ohio University’s Lawyers proved themselves wrong in their own Exhibit C of their motion to dismiss on Page 22. In the document provided by OU’s lawyers it CLEARLY STATES:
COMIRNATY and The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are LEGALLY DISTINCT
They can be used interchangeably for purposes of administration (not purposes of mandates)
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is Emergency Use Authorized
Furthermore, the CDC even admits both FDA approved COVID vaccines (COMIRNATY and SPIKEVAX), are not orderable, are not available, and will not be available. Including Spikevax made by Moderna.
This mean’s all COVID vaccines administered and available at Ohio University are EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZED. Ohio R.C. 3792.04 could not be any clearer: A public school or state institution of higher education shall not require an individual to receive a vaccine for which the United States food and drug administration has not granted full approval.
Ohio University then goes onto interestingly say that even if Ohio R.C. 3792.04 applied which they still claim “it does not”, the directive “does not require” anyone to take a vaccine because exemptions are available.
As of today months after being served with the lawsuit would you say Ohio University’s vaccine mandate page reflects something that is “not required”? There is no guarantee anyone’s exemption would be approved and many were not. The only sure way to not be kicked out of Ohio University was to get an Emergency Use Authorized COVID vaccine.
Ohio R.C. 3792.04 also clearly states: A public school or state institution of higher education shall notDiscriminate against an individual who has not received an Emergency Use Authorized vaccine.
Ohio University also says Ohio R.C. 3792.04 does not apply because while they admit discriminating against the unvaccinated with a weekly testing program, they claim we do not allege we have been required to engage in such testing, this is obviously not true.
If tests are not required why did many OU students receive this text and a similar threatening email on 2/15/2022?
Again, Ohio University’s own website proves them wrong, it says asymptomatic testing is required for unvaccinated individuals, this is clear discrimination in violation of Ohio R.C. 3792.04. OU’s lawyers try to frame the testing pathway as a “program” “provided” to the unvaccinated. That is clearly ingenuine.
Finally Ohio University makes their worst argument yet. Ohio University argues Ohioans do not have the constitutional right to medical choice. They claim the vaccine, testing, and mask requirements are not really requirements because you can apply for an exemption.
Well I applied for an exemption from testing. When you submit your request you receive a call from Ohio University asking you to explain why you want to be exempted. On the call they told me I could not receive an exemption from testing, so I requested that to be sent to me in writing via email.
I received the following email, Where George Anaya from Ohio University tells me I can avoid testing by taking an Emergency Use Authorized vaccine. If this isn’t obvious coercion I don’t know what is.
Below is the full email thread where I explained why I did not want to take asymptomatic tests, I was never granted an exemption.
The only real change Ohio University made in their motion to dismiss was adding Spikevax as another FDA approved COVID vaccine. As we have discussed time and time again, while Spikevax is FDA approved it is not available, only the EUA Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is.
Page 7 of The Letter of Authorization for The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from the FDA literally even admits Spikevax and COMIRNATY are not available in the United States as of 1/31/22. COMIRNATY has been approved since August, why else would Pfizer continue to produce the EUA vaccine and still have no FDA approved COMIRNATY available unless it was for the liability protection?
The CDC admits both FDA approved COVID vaccines, are not orderable, are not available, and will not be available. Including Spikevax made by Moderna.
The lie Ohio University is spreading that you can get an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous, harmful, and unethical. Even local media like FOX NEWS has fallen victim to this misinformation. Just because the FDA approved a ghost vaccine that is not available anywhere in the United States, does not give Universities the right to break the law and mandate Emergency Use Authorized vaccines and discriminate against those who do not have an EUA vaccine.
In Response to Ohio University’s nearly identical and equally as weak motion to dismiss, 2 days after they filed, We filed a 44 page Brief in Opposition to the Amended Motion to dismiss. In our brief we completely explain in depth the falsehoods of OU’s motion. It is highly recommended you take the time to read this full brief, it is available below:
After all of what we just previously discussed on 2/10/2022 we filed our strongest argument yet in a separate 108 page motion for preliminary injunction. A motion for preliminary injunction is a motion filed while a lawsuit is pending asking the court to prevent the other party from doing something or forcing the other party to maintain the status quo until the court actually decides the merits of the case. In this case this injunction would force Ohio University to cease the illegal mandates. That full filing is below, it is highly recommended you read through it if you have the time. we will break it down some since it is so large and contains new information.
First lets talk about the mask mandate, Ohio University argues the mask mandate is legal because masks are not medical devices and therefore your constitutional right to refuse medical treatment does not apply. However, according to the FDA masks are clearly a form of medical treatment that are only authorized for EMERGENCY USE.
Remember when Ohio Republicans Abortion Ban Law was blocked because A Hamilton County Judge said The Ohio Constitution “confirms that freedom of choice in health care is a fundamental right”. Do Ohio University’s actions not show they don’t believe Ohioans have a constitutional right to medical choice?
To Override someone’s right to refuse medical treatment Ohio Courts have upheld that a Physician must prove there is immanent danger to the patient refusing treatment. To Strengthen our argument we included 3 Sworn Affidavits from experts proving we are NOT in immanent danger and even explaining the harms of Ohio University’s Mandates.
One of the Affidavits is of Dr. Peter McCullough. Dr. McCullough is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and clinical lipidology. He cares for advanced patients with common medical problems including heart and kidney disease, lipid disorders, and diabetes. He has become an expert on COVID-19.
Dr. McCullough has broadly published on a range of topics in medicine with over 1,000 peer reviewed publications and over 600 citations just in the National Library of Medicine.
Since the outset of the pandemic, Dr. McCullough has been a leader in the medical response to the COVID-19 disaster and has published “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection” the first synthesis of sequenced multidrug treatment of ambulatory patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the American Journal of Medicine and subsequently updated in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications on the infection and has commented extensively on the medical response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Dr. McCullough is one of the leading experts on the COVID-19 crisis who is actually working in the field, unlike the CDC director who does not work in the field they work for the government. His Affidavit is below, we strongly encourage you to read it.
Since Our Brief and Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Ohio University has only replied with a reply brief on 2/11/2022 in support of the motion to dismiss the amended complaint. It is 7 pages, they repeat themselves a lot again but there are some new statements in this brief that are just laughable. The full brief is below:
Ohio University argues we do not allege a single instance of discrimination based on vaccination status. Anyone who has followed this lawsuit or goes to Ohio University knows this statement is completely false. Now even people who are not boosted get treated the same in regards to quarantine as the unvaccinated. Only boosted students do not have to quarantine on campus, if that is not blatant discrimination based on vaccination status, I’m not sure what is. There are ZERO FDA approved booster doses.
Ohio University goes onto argue that we have no merit. They somehow call our arguments a “hodge-podge” which ironically is a better description for their constantly changing and senseless COVID policies. Ohio University is seriously admitting now the federal government can not mandate COVID vaccines but they believe they, a government owned university, can. (Insert laughing emoji)
Ohio University also claims this case does not involve health orders of local health agencies. This email from Gillian Ice clearly says otherwise. There’s plenty of emails like this, OU officials have publicly stated they are working with local health agencies. Ohio’s on campus health services are literally operated by OhioHealth.
Finally Ohio University concludes by saying there is no traceable injury to their mandates. They go onto say that even if we do have standing from a traceable injury our claims should still be dismissed for the reasons they mentioned above. (Yes the same reasons we were easily able to prove false just in this post, I know it’s hard to believe but they can’t just admit they broke the law I guess). This is the third time Ohio University has requested our Complaint be dismissed with prejudice. Our case has NOT been dismissed as of writing this and we still await OU’s motion to dismiss our preliminary injunction, which will surely be just as easy to disprove.
It is clear to anyone following along with the case who has the much stronger argument. SPOILER ALERT: It is not Ohio University.
We fully expect to win our case and END COVID MANDATES at Ohio University, even if that means taking it to the Ohio Supreme court and beyond.
Ohio University’s argument is not only weak, it’s unethical. Ohio University is facing multiple lawsuit’s for multiple reasons, not just ours.
It has become clear to most who are paying attention Ohio University is not looking out for the good of students and staff, they are looking out for their pocket books.
Plaintiff Tyce Albert Patt
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With only 3 weeks left before the opening day of classes Ohio University has once again announced masks will be required after all students have already made plans and accommodations to live in Athens.
It is no secret Ohio University always waits until it’s too late for most people to viably transfer or make changes to their plans. This is exactly why Ohio University kept it a secret that they actually brought back the mask mandate over a month ago:
So far Ohio University’s “prevention” methods have failed miserably. Maybe the 3rd year of required masking will be the charm and masks will magically start preventing spread? (they won’t)
OU has repeatedly repeated the lie that their mask requirements are “Based on CDC and Prevention COVID-19 Community Levels”
Any competent person can go to the CDC’s Community level page and clearly see the CDC says “At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.“
It is truly hard to imagine how some people can think masks will prevent another spike in cases when masks and required vaccinations failed to stop the biggest surge yet in the Spring semester.
If masks not stopping infections for over 2 years wasn’t enough, a new study published this month in Nature found “bacterial colonies in 99% of the samples on the face-side and 94% on the outer-side“. Bacteria cause many common infections such as pneumonia, wound infections, bloodstream infections (sepsis) and sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, and have also been responsible for several major disease epidemics.
The study also “observed fungal colonies in 79% of the samples on the face-side and 95% on the outer-side” According to the CDC Fungi can cause many different types of illnesses, including: Asthma or allergies, Rashes or infections on the skin and nails, Lung infections (pneumonia), with symptoms similar to the flu or tuberculosis, Bloodstream infections, and even Meningitis which according to CNN has had “one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease in US history” just this year.
Masks haven’t just FAILED to stop the spread of COVID-19 the also have a high chance of causing many other illnesses. OU even goes as far as to recommend re-wearing DISPOSABLE masks based on no evidence or science whatsoever. OU claims “most manufacturers will not clearly state” what the “wearable lifespan” of a DISPOSABLE mask is. Which is because they are DISPOSABLE and meant to be DISPOSED as soon as they are taken off. Nobody re-wears disposable gloves, before 2020 no one would ever re-wear a disposable mask. OU even recommends keeping used masks in a dark enclosed location like a bag… This is wear bacteria and fungi THRIVE.
Hypothetically if you were in charge of OU’s requirements and you wanted to increase the risk of illness on campus, you would require masks. The only way someone could recommend these requirements is if they were completely uninformed.
Read more about the risks and failures of masks mandates in our previous posts below:
We recommend actually following CDC guidance (unlike OU) and “wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.” “At all levels“.
OU apparently can not do the basic work to educate themselves on the science behind masks but you can, and you can make your own decisions like the CDC recommends. OU relies on blind compliance to continue issues anti-science mandates, only a small percentage of the community has to not comply to set the example for others and be a role model.
Via Public Records requests we now have an idea of just how badly the COVID vaccines failed at Ohio University. The most recent data OU collected showed just how bad the Vaccines have failed. 7x More vaccinated people at Ohio University caught COVID than the unvaccinated. According to OU’s own data over 3,400 more vaccinated people had caught COVID-19 as of February 1st.
As a result of this alarming data OU quickly stopped testing, took down the COVID dashboard, and did not keep record of this data again after this point. Instead of informing the community about this and admitting they were wrong about vaccine effectiveness, OU did everything they could to suppress the data and hide this from the community.
The first thing the big pharma lovers are going to say now is “The vaccine was never meant to stop the spread it was meant to prevent death”. First lets thank them for finally admitting there is no purpose of a vaccine mandate if it doesn’t prevent spread. Next lets allow them to watch their favorite Politicians, The Media, and Government employees lie and tell the world the vaccine does stop the spread:
OU was nice enough to track the data by age too. As you can clearly see from Ohio University’s own data at EVERY SINGLE AGE more vaccinated people caught COVID. You will also notice like many have said for over 2 years, the odds of testing positive for anyone are extremely low.
Let’s focus on the undergrad aged people. In the 15-19 age group over 7.7x more vaccinated people caught COVID-19. In the 20-24 age group over 8.7x more vaccinated people caught COVID-19. keep in mind this is still with the unvaccinated being required to test while the vaccinated were not required to test weekly. vaccinated 15-19 year old’s had the highest odds of testing positive.
If you believed the first 2 doses were effective I am not sure why you would have needed a booster in under a year. Despite this many got boosted anyway, and of those who got a booster at OU just under 10% of them still caught COVID-19 after getting boosted.
It is clear that the Vaccine mandate did not protect anyone from the spread as was it’s stated purpose. It is a fact that the 2 spikes in cases AFTER OU announced the COVID-19 vaccine requirement were MUCH WORSE than the 2 previous spikes when NO ONE was vaccinated.
Ohio University’s “Prevention Methods” completely FAILED to PREVENT COVID-19 infection ESPECIALLY for the the vaccinated people on campus.
Despite this everyone knows that Ohio University is going to use these same FAILED prevention methods once again. OU has already secretly brought back their mask mandate.
It is hard to find a group of people who have been more wrong more often than Ohio University’s Public Health office. They clearly are not interested in stopping the spread, and the students who trusted them do not seem interested in holding them accountable for their failed response and blatant lies.
Natural Immunity is very effective and almost always more effective than vaccination against COVID if the vaccinated person does not already have natural immunity. Another recent study of over 1 million people has confirmed this. If that is not enough you can find more than 150 studies that also support this claim here.
As Ohio University’s own data proves, the odds of any student catching COVID are very low. The odds of a healthy student being hospitalized or worse are nearly non existent. The only people realistically at risk from COVID are elderly people or people with multiple other health problems. The data and science clearly shows vaccination does not prevent spread and therefore can not protect the vulnerable from being infected.
Vaccination does however come with many risks for young healthy people. If we look at the same 15 to 24 year old age group on VAERS we see over 71,000 people have had an adverse effect reported to the Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System (VAERS). At least 222 people have died after getting their vaccine, 6,821 people have been hospitalized, and less than half have recovered from the adverse effect. A Harvard study found and estimated VAERS to account for only about 1% of vaccine injuries. This means these numbers could actually be 100x more than the VAERS data currently shows.
Seriously, do yourself a favor and steer clear of these “vaccines” designed to deliver the toxic spike protein into your body via direct injection. The science and data is clear, unless you listen to the people in the video below of course. Here is 10 minutes of politicians, news hosts, and government employees blatantly lying about the COVID vaccines:
Clearly there is little benefit to COVID vaccination, and there is absolutely no benefit to mandating COVID vaccines. The people still pushing these dangerous injections are being manipulated by the millions big pharma has spent on marketing and they don’t even realize it.
The raw PDF of Ohio University’s most recent data by vaccination status (before they stopped tracking it because it looks bad) is available below.
Last week Ohio University secretly announced the return of their COVID mask mandate, “Beginning Tuesday, June 21, 2022, masks are required” Once again at Ohio University. Only students with in-person summer classes were informed of this via email, because Ohio University knows how unpopular and ineffective mask mandates are so they obviously don’t want more people to know they are back.
If Ohio University thought mask mandates are effective or popular they would have informed the entire Athens community about its return and the increased level of COVID cases in Athens county.
You can see on Ohio University’s website that unlike previous mask mandates, there is no official public announcement.
You can see on Ohio University’s COVID Instagram page that unlike previous mask mandates, there is no official public announcement.
So Ohio University is continuing to do something they know is so ineffective and unpopular that they decided not to publicly tell anyone about it. Think about that…
To make matter worse:
Ohio University’s Mask Policy Violates the law and the CDC guidance on masking.
OU claims “based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Community Levels.” Let’s see if that’s true: According to Ohio University’s Mask Policy mask mandates “are required” at High and Medium Level. The policy even says at the low level some will be discriminately “required” to mask.
if you follow the link OU provides to the CDC’s Community Level guidance. You will see at the bottom of the page the CDC put in BOLD: “At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.“
Ohio University’s mask policy is CLEARLY NOT “based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Community Levels.” as they claim.
It was pretty obvious at the beginning of March when Ohio University updated this masking policy that they would return the anti-science, ineffective mask mandates, but many may be surprised to find out that they brought it back in secret in the middle of the summer when in-person activity on campus is the lowest by far. Masks will surely be required still when the fall semester begins and testing once again spikes.
What can you do to fight this discriminatory anti-science mask policy?
Our lawsuit remains open against Ohio University, we have already spent tens of thousands on the legal battle and we are still raising money for our legal fund. You can click the button below to help our legal battle but that’s not all you can do.
The best thing you can do to fight this, is not comply with a policy that lies about CDC guidance and ignores federal law. The FDA classifies ALL masks as Medical Devices which are only Authorized for emergency use. FDA Guidance and Federal law requires the right to refuse an Emergency Use Authorized product like masks. The CDC even boldly states “At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.“
Ohio University clearly already knows masks are unpopular and ineffective. Ohio University has already admitted to The Post that it can not enforce their vaccine mandate and later dropped it. Ohio University can not enforce their anti-science, illegal, and discriminatory mask mandate either if the community does not comply.
There are also plenty of reasons now OU will allow you to not wear a mask. (COVID must not spread in these situations).
If Ohio U was truly “proud” of their public health responses like they have previously claimed why would they not publicly announce the return of masks?
Let’s help them announce this to the public like they failed to do, remember to share this page.
The White House and the Department of Education launched the White House College Vaccine Challenge in May of 2021. Through this program, the White House, in essence, asked colleges to act as sales and marketing departments for the companies that produce the EUA Covid-19 shots. Participating colleges “commit to taking three key actions” to get as many shots in arms as possible:
“… engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all.”
The program provides participating colleges with marketing toolkits to promote vaccination and support for setting up on-campus vaccination clinics. By participating, a college gains recognition from the White House and signals to the Department of Education (the grantor of HEERFs ) that they are in alignment with their suggested campus mitigation efforts. Section 2003(5)(A) of the ARP requires IHEs to use a portion of funding that is not reserved for student grants to “implement evidence-based practices to monitor and suppress coronavirus in accordance with public health guidelines.”
So what do you think the very first “evidence-based practice” that institutes of Higher Education (IHEs) are required to use a portion of their funding for is? “Offering and Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination” of course!
The Department of Higher Education admits in this document that the COVID relief grants can be used to “boost vaccination rates on campus by covering the cost” of things like vaccine clinics, counseling for students and staff who are vaccine hesitant, and conducting messaging to build vaccine confidence. The more these schools pushed the vaccine the larger their grants would be.
As a result more than 1,000 US colleges and universities mandated Covid-19 vaccines for students as a condition of enrollment. Ohio University was obviously one of these colleges and took it a step further with their “Bobcats get Vaxxed” program since they knew people who had read the scientific literature on COVID-19 vaccination would rather be kicked out of school than injected by the experimental gene therapy.
When Ohio University announced the COVID vaccine mandate only 69% of the Athens Campus had chosen to get the vaccine. This is when Ohio University also announced they would be offering “cash” and more for students and employees who decided to take the EUA vaccine.
Gillian Ice’s most recent “Public Health Update” sent May 3rd shows the Cash for Jabs program increased the total vaccination rate over 20% on all campuses, The Athens campus is over 90% vaccinated now. At least 20% of students and staff at Ohio University chose to get vaccinated after the Cash for Jabs program began. Gillian says the are proud of this work, which is an odd thing to be proud about considering COVID cases have only increased with vaccination rates.
Cash for Jabs
Ohio University long discussed ways they could coerce students and staff to take the Emergency Use Authorized COVID vaccine. You can read about that here, but that was not all…
Ultimately, Ohio University’s primary plan to encourage vaccination had nothing to do with data, science, or ethics. Their best idea of promoting vaccination in the fall of 2021 was offering bribes and prizes as their discussions below shows.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a bribe as something that serves to “induce or influence” and is usually money or a favor.
Thanks to Gillian Ice telling us herself on public record that her and the schools goal was quite literally to “Influence” students which the school would weeks later announce they would use cash to do. We know this is the textbook definition of a bribe.
On August 31st 2021, Ohio University finalized and approved their bribery plans for students and staff who got vaccinated. 89 Students who got vaccinated would be chosen to win $100 each week. Each employee who got vaccinated would receive $100 each. Greek Life and Residence halls also received incentives to “exert peer pressure” at Gillian Ice’s request.
The screenshot below is from the Incentive document where Gillian Ice’s comments are in purple, Maria Modayil’s comments in red, and Colleen Bendl’s comments are in blue. When Maria recommends doubling the amount of winners by cutting the prize in half to $50 Gillian Ice replies “lets do $100” because Ohio University President Hugh Sherman is “all about the cash”.
One thing is for sure, these people are all about the cash. Look at Gillian Ice for example. Just for the 2022 fiscal year OU projected her compensation to include an additional nearly $100,000 for her special assistant role to the president. Why would someone like that want COVID fear to end and take a nearly 100,000 dollar pay cut as a result? Of course Gillian wants the fear of COVID to continue. If the vaccines worked and actually stopped COVID that would be like getting demoted.
This is why Ohio University continues to knowingly pushing an unapproved vaccine, and the mandates the government “recommends” they implement if they want more grant money. it’s all about the money.
Beginning with Summer Semester 2022, Ohio University will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination for Ohio University employees and non-residential students.
Students in dorms will continue to be illegally required to receive an experimental Emergency Authorized Vaccine (EUA) that Ohio University knowingly misleads people to believe is a different FDA approved vaccine to attend school.
Also according to OU: “Some experiential learning program partners, including clinical placement sites and study abroad programs and destinations, have COVID-19 vaccination requirements that students, faculty, and staff must meet to participate. Nonclinical students with experiential learning placements in clinical settings must also comply with program partners’ COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Requirements may include documenting proof of vaccination or going through an exemption process. Not complying with program partners’ COVID-19 vaccination requirements could prevent individuals from fulfilling academic and professional objectives.“
As for testing: “At this time, the University does not plan to conduct regular COVID-19 testing of students, faculty, or staff, during Summer Semester 2022 or during the 2022-23 academic year. However, students, faculty, and staff participating in certain experiential learning activities may be required to comply with testing requirements based on the program or site. Antigen tests will continue to be available for students, faculty, and staff on all campuses, and upon request for groups. A limited number of Vault Health at-home PCR tests are also available.”
Ohio University finishes this announcement with the standard cut and paste “COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective…”.
Residential students are going to be required to be vaccinated just for living on campus in dorms, while non-residential students and employees are not required to be vaccinated, despite the fact that all of these people will be using and sharing the same campus facilities. Whether you think the vaccine blocks 100% of COVID or if you think the vaccine kills 100% of people who take it, everyone can agree this policy makes no sense and is anti-science
Vaccine Required In Dorms?
Vaccine Required In Class?
Vaccine Required on Campus?
If OU was really worried about the unvaccinated catching COVID in dorms than they would at least require employees who work in the dorms to be vaccinated. Obviously all students and staff share the same spaces anyways. (Maybe OU thinks only people who live in dorms can get COVID, that’d explain it right?)
So why is Ohio University discriminating against residential students and making them take an EUA vaccine? It’s about control, Ohio University and Gillian Ice have admitted they have more a better “ability to influence students” decisions when they are on campus.
OU knows they can bully on-campus students the easiest, which is why we saw even people who did follow protocol get locked out of their dorms in the winter. OU is not willing to fully give up this new form of control they have discovered. Left untreated this system of bullying students into submission will expand past a COVID vaccine. Once it’s students caught out on Court Street or at Fest’s being barred from their dorm because of attending dangerous “super spreader events” then everyone will agree the school’s control system has gone too far. Thankfully our lawsuit seeks to stop further abuses of power and human rights violations at Ohio University before we are too far down the slippery slope of government overreach.
This week Ohio University announced they will be “discontinuing” the COVID Operations Office (lead by Gillian Ice) at the end of this fiscal year on June 30th.
President Sherman thanked Gillian Ice and the COVID team.
Despite Gillian Ice and the COVID team being instrumental in the spread of anti-science COVID misinformation which undoubtedly harmed students education and more. You can read about this misinformation in some of our past posts:
Ohio University admits COVID operations was funded by federal tax dollars which are not available while “the need for a concerted response has dwindled”. Our active lawsuit will ensure COVID operations and mandates remain discontinuedat Ohio University.
Warner Mendenhall gave an excellent speech at the Ohio Stands Up! event in Cincinnati this past weekend. In the video below Warner explains how schools are using commonly known grooming tactics to get students vaccinated and force them to follow unconstitutional and anti-science mandates.
In 2017, the Department of Education published a report warning that public school employees “groom” and then commit “adult sexual misconduct” (ASM) against 10% of all K-12 students.
The DOE defines “grooming” as the process of isolating and manipulating a child.
Now usually grooming is used by pedophiles to target children, but consider for a second that same type of isolation and manipulation is picked up and applied to grooming students to get them to take a vaccine or other acts they don’t really want to do instead of a sexual interaction. In this case, Instead of grooming students for ASM students are being groomed to take an Emergency Use Authorized drug.
According to the DOE one way grooming happens is through public employees providing gifts to students.
We saw this tactic used to encourage “Bobcats” to get vaxxed at Ohio University. Students who had chosen to not get vaccinated were offered “money and other incentives” if they got vaccinated before November 15th, 2021.
The DOE report further explains the groomer will test the adults surrounding the student or school. Groomers will see how parents react to true and false information. An example they provide is that a groomer may lead others to believe the parents have provided consent when they have not. This is where the groomer begins separating the student from their parents.
Through public records we have learned that every public school in Ohio received backlash for their illegal and anti-science COVID vaccine mandates from parents. In the email below Tammy Ewin the VP of Akron University shares with her colleagues a document of reactions to the mandate from parents and students. She admits students “seem pleased” and that parents and alumni are “less than pleased”.
The full email and attached document is available below.
There is some serious groomer behavior that can be found in just this document. One example of this is that they make note of unhappy parents creating a Facebook group. the colleges monitored multiple Facebook groups to see how parents were reacting to the true and false information they were sharing, just like groomers do according to the Department of Education. Akron U “thought this might happen”
Here are some examples of the comments they were collecting from parent Facebook groups:
In this document they also admit the older people are, the more likely they are to not agree with the school’s decision.
According to the DOE Grooming turns into exploitation when groomers begin aggressively defending their conduct. Groomers will indicate their actions are because they CARE MORE about the students than other adults or parents.
In our previous post we looked at some of Gillian Ice’s emails. In those emails we found Gillian was not allowed to use “some of the peer pressure” she was “hoping to use”. Other people at the school told Gillian some of the things she wanted to do could not be done because of the CDC’s guidance and laws against the actions they wanted to take. She even calls the CDC guidance “frustrating”. She had already began defending her actions at this point, she was already convinced she cared more about the students than the CDC or others at OU.
The DOE explains that groomers “will begin to assume a supportive family member role while isolating the student from his or her family“.
In another email Gillian said she has a “greater ability to influence students when they are on campus” away from their parents. She admits “parents have strong opposition [to the vaccine]. Students may feel differently but can’t act on it at home.” She admits its hard to reach students when they are with their parents at home, this email was sent over summer break.
The DOE also says groomers will bribe, extort, isolate, intimidate, manipulate, and/or coerce the student.
We can find public examples of nearly all of these.
Here is the table of “incentives” made to public school students at Ohio University. $190,100 that was not available for professors that got fired but was available to encourage students to take an injection they didn’t want at least up to that point.
“Up To Date” Students at Ohio University do not have to isolate in quarantine if they are exposed to COIVD-19. Students who are unvaccinated or fully vaccinated and not boosted are required to isolate and quarantine away from others at Ohio University.
In this next email Gillian Ice informed me I was in violation of the university policy and if I was not vaccinated I needed to get tested that week. Gillian singled me out, looked up my medical test results, and told me I was violating university policy all because I sent an email sharing my concerns about mandating an experimental EUA vaccine.
In our previous post we discussed in depth how Ohio University used “peer pressure” to coerce and manipulate students to take the EUA jab.
Another email received under public records requests from Shari Mickey-Boggs who was the chief HR officer at Wright State shows how they also had concerned parents reaching out to them about the vaccine mandate. These same emails can be found across all the Ohio Public colleges and we will share more as we go through more of the public records.
There is no doubt this type of grooming is going on all over Ohio in K-12 schools and University’s. You CAN NOT give informed consent if you are groomed into consenting, but they never cared about informed consent or any basic medical ethics for that matter.
the Ohio Public Records Act or the “Sunshine Laws.” requires that public meetings be open to the public, that public records be open and available to the public and that public records be maintained in such a manner that they will be available to the public upon request. People employed by public university’s are government employees who’s email’s are public record. Recent public records requests have uncovered some frightening anti-science and coercive actions at Ohio U.
Let’s go back to July 18th, 2021. Gillian Ice received an email from someone who is not a public employee so their name and identifying information has been redacted. The person praised Gillian for encouraging students to take the still experimental spike protein delivery vaccines through the “Bobcats get vaxxed” program and shared their thoughts.
The person’s first shares that people who have more friends who are vaccinated feel more peer pressure to get vaccinated. This person wants students to inject themselves with an Emergency Use Authorized vaccine not because it’s safe, not because it’s effective, not because COVID is a big risk to them (it’s not), but because their friends are doing it.
They finish by asking Gillian what more can be done to “facilitate peer pressure” to inject the needle.
Gillian replies the next day saying some of the “peer pressure” she was “hoping to use won’t be possible due to decisions made by others following the frustrating changes to the CDC guidance.”
The CDC guidance Gillian is likely referring to the CDC guidance prioritizing in person learning that changed about 2 weeks before her email.
Gillian is eluding that the “peer pressure” she wanted to use involved discriminating against the people who had not received the Emergency Use Authorized injection. This would be done by keeping the unvaccinated out of class and requiring the unvaccinated to wear a mask, and requiring the unvaccinated remain distanced from their vaccinated friends who would not have to miss class, wear a mask, or remain distanced. As we will discuss in a second thankfully HB 244 stopped this discriminatory “peer pressure” from taking place. The “others” Gillian refers to is likely someone who actually understands the law and CDC guidance unlike Gillian.
Gillian then lists off the “peer pressure” and vaccine promotion she was ‘allowed’ to use. This including campus injection influencers, 9 students roaming the campus to talk to other students about taking the needle injection, Applying for a grant to hire someone to engage students leader about taking the experimental injections, Incentives including like money and rewards in exchange for taking the experimental injection, a leaderboard to see what residence hall had jabbed themselves the most, pop-up clinicals for easy access to the emergency use authorized needles, and asking deans and staff the encourage their colleges to get themselves injected. Seems ethical when you put it that way, huh?
Gillian goes on to say whatever they do has to be done quickly because of Ohio House Bill 244. Gillian acknowledges that Ohio U’s pathways program and testing plan is discriminatory and that it would have to change if FDA approved vaccines are not available by the time the bill goes into affect. Gillian also mentions she is open to any and all ideas when it comes to getting people to get the vaccine injected into them.
As everyone knows still as of this post there is NO FDA APPROVED COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
As we know Ohio University is still violating federal law, State law, and FDA guidelines by requiring students to receive an Emergency Use Authorized vaccine to attend Ohio University.
Despite in the above email where Gillian clearly acknowledges the FDA approval requirement and that Ohio U’s requirements would be illegal, Ohio U continued requiring students and staff get an Emergency Use Authorized (EUA) COVID-19 vaccine as still no FDA approved COVID vaccines are available.
Gillian and Ohio U will claim they are negligent to the fact COMIRNATY (Approved) is legally distinct from the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (EUA) and that Spikevax (Approved) is legally distinct from the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (EUA). Despite documented proof they have been informed of this fact multiple times and served notice of the via legal action. Instead of dropping the illegal vaccine requirment, Ohio U and Gillian claim they now they the vaccine’s noted above are “interchangeable” and the same thing so they are all FDA approved in their minds, this is obviously not true.
After Gillian sent that email the same day July 19th, 2021 the redacted person replied.
The person giving these recommendations to Gillian makes so seemingly outrageous claims about future spread of the Delta variant. Let’s look closer at these estimates and see how accurate they really ended up being.
First, the person claims the U.S. 7 Day moving average would surpass the previous peak around August 20th. According to the CDC the Delta surge actually never surpassed the previous peak and the 7-day average didn’t either until the Omicron surge December 27th, over 4 months after the person estimated. After over 500 million EUA COVID-19 vaccines had been administered.
Next, the person claims the Ohio 7 Day moving average would surpass the previous peak around September 5th. According to the CDC the Delta surge actually never surpassed the previous peak in Ohio and the 7-day average didn’t either until the Omicron surge December 27th, over 3 months after the person estimated. After over 16 million EUA COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Ohio.
You can see how liberal media and Big pharma propaganda completely misinformed this person on the spread of Delta and the effectiveness of the EUA COVID vaccines. You can see how someone so misinformed giving advice and Gillian taking advice from them can be a problem. This is why people like Gillian should trust the science and data and not liberal media, big pharma, and their personal acquaintances how create ridiculously inaccurate estimates that help stoke the hysterical fear that drives illegal mandates.
Regardless this person calls these estimated calculations “trivial” despite the fact the calculations were off by 1/3 of a year and the idea the vaccine would stop spread was proven so wrong the vaccine may actually do the opposite.
After all this, this person recommends unvaccinated students be “peer pressured” by being sent home after a few weeks on campus if they do not get vaccinated, which is blatantly anti-science, discriminatory, and unethical.
The same day Gillian sent another reply. First Gillian says she would love to use to visualizations of the grossly inaccurate projection to spread fear of COVID on social media and more places.
Then Gillian says she thinks the school has a better “ability to influence students” decisions when they are on campus.
Gillian acknowledges parents (who’s biological job it is to protect their children) are opposed to their children being forced to be injected with an Emergency Use Authorized experimental vaccine with unknown side effects.
Gillian also refers to how students can do things on campus without their parents knowing, like getting needles injected into them without their parents knowledge.
There has recently been a concerning pattern of Public school employees grooming children to do things without their parents knowing or consenting. It seems this same type of behavior was being used to “influence” students to do something that “parents have strong opposition” about. This is likely why so much time and energy was used to set up over 100 vaccination clinics that saw little use overall. Gillian wanted to provide student’s every opportunity they could to be injected without their parents knowing.
The next day the redacted person replies, there really isn’t much important here except the person admitting those initial terrible projections were their own and elaborating on how they came up with such a ridiculous projection.
Gillian’s reply asks the redacted person if they have thought about writing a letter to AthensNews relating to what they had previously discussed. It’s scary to think Gillian want’s to spread these ridiculous projections and ideas of peer pressure further.
The same day the previously unknown redacted name person replies, admitting they are a member of a school’s Faculty. They also say their best idea is threatening their fellow faculty members that courses may “switch to online any time” if they do not get and encourage the experimental jab.
The reason this person being a member of a school faculty is interesting is because if this is a public school this person should be using their school email address. Their name and email address is redacted because they are either using a private email address for public work or they work at a private school. Considering they interview with AthensNews it’s very possible this is an OU faculty member using a private email.
If that is the case OU should not have redacted this name from their records, but they did. Just something interesting worth pointing out.
Gillian did not reply to the persons email. A little over 2 weeks later they sent another email after masking for all was reinstated. They share some more misinformed reasons why they personally live in fear. They admit the unvaccinated wont voluntarily wear masks, they admit required masking for the unvaccinated is unenforceable because it’s illegal, they admit they care about fairness for the vaccinated (after saying how much they want to discriminate against the unvaccinated), and finally come to what is the only sensible conclusion, that people should take their pick whether they wear a mask or not, as our lawsuit seeks to prove is everyone’s right under Ohio law anyways.
Gillian replied the next day confirming a lot of people from different perspective were unhappy with the decision to bring back the mask mandate days before the start of the semester.
She says “logical arguments do not work with people who are not logical. Hard to counter magical thinking.” What is more illogical? believing medical choice is a basic human right, or thinking vaccines and masks will stop the spread of COVID when data and science clearly show vaccines and masks have only increased spread.
Gillian then still admits she feels like she is bracing for an eventual crash into an iceberg.
The final email received in this chain the redacted person sent the next day. Again nothing really important, just them pretending Gillian Ice is the captain of OU’s metaphorical titanic, which is the ship that was famously called unsinkable and hit an iceberg and sank.
The full uncut email thread between these 2 is below. Keep in mind new emails appear at the top on inboxes so records of email thread start at the bottom and go to the top. We have received over 40,000 pages of public records so far. You can visit our file cabinet to see some of the larger documents we have uploaded. More analysis’ like this one but of those records will be out soon. This story is deep and bad. We won’t stop until we get to the bottom of it and people are held accountable for their anti-science, discriminatory, and unethical human rights violations.
Since Ohio U has updated their guidance on testing and masks they have filed 2 New Notices of supplemental authority. Notices of supplemental authority are used to advise or inform the courts of changes Ohio U has made to their restrictions relevant to the case. First you can catch up on our previous post about the initial mandate changes and see how these mandates still violate the law. Since that post the mask mandate has again been updated but remains unlawful as we will discuss towards the end of this press release.
The first new filing was filed 3/16/2022 after Ohio U ended their discriminatory and anti-science COVID testing mandate.
Ohio University is now only “requesting” people complete an asymptomatic test based on known exposure regardless of vaccination status.
Ohio U Implies in their health update they cited in the filing that COVID surges made the requirements necessary and they can only be relaxed now because of the low spread in Athens. This implies what we already know, Ohio University will again illegally mandate testing once cases and hysteria of new surges increase enough to justify again forcing Emergency Use Authorized tests on students and staff. That is why our lawsuit is still relevant in the case of testing.
Our most recent post discussed how mandates can easily return and Gillian Ice is already freaking out about the next COVID surge.
The next filing came after Ohio University *updated* not ended their Mask Mandate. They claim as Gillian also falsely has that they updated their masking requirements to be “consistent” with the CDC’s guidance.
The CDC could not make it any clearer in their guidance that “At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.“
Despite the CDC’s guidance Ohio University only actually follows this guidance, federal law, and your right to refuse medical treatment as an Ohioan when the county level is low. As they admit below in their cited webpage.
Ohio University’s defense is clearly very weak and desperate. Keep in mind these changes do not affect the damage previously caused by mandates. Keep in mind these mandates will return if Ohio University is not stopped by our lawsuit. People MUST BE held responsible for the nonrepairable damage they have caused students and staff at Ohio University and we will not stop until they are. Hopefully Ohio U’s weak defense and argument is sign a ruling on our case in finally near.