After Cruise Ships and Nursing Homes, Will Universities Be the Next COVID-19 Tinderboxes?

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“The fall semester has yet to begin, but student-athletes training for the season can already be found on college campuses across the U.S. And so can COVID-19.”
“Since the start of July, there have been at least two outbreaks among student-athletes, coaches, and staff—with 37 infected at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill and 22 at Boise State. Clusters of infection have been traced to college town bars popular with students.” TIME reports
“A common misconception is that young people with COVID-19 don’t die and therefore college re-openings pose little risk. Sadly, this isn’t the case. COVID-19 deaths in the young are rare, but they happen. Universities across the U.S. are mourning the loss of students in the lead-up to the school year, including Joshua Bush, a 30-year old nursing student at the University of South Carolina, Trevor Syphus Lee, a 27-year old senior at Utah Valley University, and Juan Garcia, a 21-year old Penn State undergraduate.”

 

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