Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NY Times: More Than 6,600 COVID-19 Cases Have Been Linked To U.S. Colleges

New York Times, More Than 6,600 Coronavirus Cases Have Been Linked to U.S. Colleges:

As college students and professors decide whether to head back to class, and as universities weigh how and whether to reopen, the coronavirus is already on campus.

A New York Times survey of every public four-year college in the country, as well as every private institution that competes in Division I sports or is a member of an elite group of research universities, revealed at least 6,600 cases tied to about 270 colleges over the course of the pandemic. And the new academic year has not even begun at most schools.

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So, 6,600 cases out of 4.815 million nationwide comes to 0.14%. And no mention of the number of deaths associated with the coronavirus at these colleges.

I know the New York Times wants schools, and the economy, shut down completely and indefinitely, but even this is a pretty weak and desperate sell to the public.

Posted by: MM | Aug 4, 2020 7:32:21 PM

Bravo MM. I won't spend the time but traffic accidents, drug issues and STDs are probably statistically more significant. Is this just people who want to be consumed with fear or is there a political motive.

Posted by: aircav65 | Aug 6, 2020 8:03:10 AM