Are Mask Mandates in Violation of Federal Law?

by Roger W. Koops
The American Institute for Economic Research

There is an aspect to the “Mask Mandate” that has always disturbed me, going back to the original recommendation for cloth masks by the CDC last year. Clearly, I am disturbed by the lack of scientific support as I have previously written.

But, what has been disturbing me has more to do with law. I am not even referring to the obvious violations of laws and rights, constitutionally guaranteed, that have been literally destroyed during 2020. I am referring to a law that is much more directly related to the specific issue of a “mask.”

Almost all of my professional career has been involved with matters related to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Specifically, I have been involved in the areas that are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). My first position after the Ph.D. was as a development chemist. I had to learn the regulations concerning Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that are specified in the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 210 and 211.

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