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Middlebury College Reverts to Remote Learning Even Though 99% of Students Are Vaccinated

Middlebury College Reverts to Remote Learning Even Though 99% of Students Are Vaccinated

“announced Thursday that 49 students and one employee have tested positive, with 34 of those cases being new”

At some point, people are just going to have to learn to live with this without shutting anything down.

FOX News reports:

Vermont’s Middlebury College reverts to remote learning due to COVID-19 with 99% of students vaccinated

A private liberal arts college in Vermont reverted to remote learning until the close of the fall semester due to 50 active COVID-19 cases on campus.

Final exams, which were scheduled to wrap up by Sunday, will be administered remotely, and students, 99% of whom are fully vaccinated, are encouraged to leave campus early.

Middlebury College’s leadership announced Thursday that 49 students and one employee have tested positive, with 34 of those cases being new.

“While many of the new cases we have identified appear to be connected, occurring in clusters among people who socialize together, an increase in the prevalence of COVID-19 increases the likelihood of broader community transmission,” officials said.

The school, with an undergraduate enrollment of 2,858, said it is conducting contact tracing and offering testing for all students. It currently requires all students and staff without a religious or medical exemption to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Those who are asymptomatic are not required to wait on their results before leaving campus. Negative COVID-19 results will be emailed to students, while infected students will be contacted by health services.

The campus will provide grab-and-go meals only, with a strict mask mandate policy when in those spaces.

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It’s obvious the masks and vaccines aren’t working, so this is essentially a quarantine order.

So, out of a student body of 2858, 99% of whom, or 2829, are vaccinated, leaving 29 unvaxxed students. In the unlikely event that all of the unvaccinated students came up positive, that still means that at least 20 fully-vaxxed students rang the positive bell, too.

I would like to see the school’s numbers. How many fully vaccinated people tested positive, and how many unvaccinated? The absence of those numbers from the story suggests the number of fully-vaxxed but positive is much higher and that this is not a pandemic of the unvaccinated after all.

Hasn’t Cornell just done essentially the same thing?

Time for parents and students to stop footing the outrageous tuition and housing expenses of those colleges and universities refusing an on-site education.