1/ In Texas and across the country, college towns are emerging as new coronavirus hot spots. With cases surging among students, universities are attempting to keep them from infecting broader local populations.
2/ In counties where students make up at least 10% of the population β€” like the counties that house Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University β€” cases have grown 34% since Aug. 19, compared to 23% in counties with a smaller proportion of students.
4/ Since Aug. 1, Texas Tech has logged more than 1,400 cases of COVID-19. Meanwhile, Texas Tech parties have gone viral, and the university is investigating a student who posted a video claiming she attended a house party despite having COVID-19.
Who on earth (who?πŸ¦‰πŸ¦‰) could have predicted such a self-inflicted shitshow? Colleges are β€œplaces where we’re starting to see a lot of spread” said Harvard's Stephen Kissler. β€œOf course, diseases don’t stay isolated in the populations where they start"
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