Even in Red States, Colleges Gravitate to Requiring Vaccines and Masks

As students head to college this fall, hundreds of schools are requiring employees and students to be vaccinated against covid, wear masks on campus or both. But at some schools, partisan politics have bolstered efforts to stymie public health protections. Events at the University of South Carolina, in a deeply conservative state, demonstrate the limits of political pressure in some cases, even though “South Carolina is a red state and its voters generally eschew mandates,” said Jeffrey Stensland, a spokesperson for the school. As the fall semester approached, Richard Creswick, an astrophysics professor at the University of South Carolina, was looking forwa...

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