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Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert 511 replies3177 threads CC Admissions Expert
"Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter.

Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

University President Geoffrey Mearns wrote that the cases apparently were tied not to classrooms or dormitories but to 'poor personal choices some students are making, primarily off campus.'" ...

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/infection-rates-soar-college-towns-students-return-73072250
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2955 replies48 threads Senior Member
    edited September 18
    Very interesting how different campuses have responded. Purdue is less than a 2 hour drive away and has a sub-3% positive rate.

    Less than twice the size, Purdue has also tested 21,000+ students - 5,000+ in the last week (in addition to 38,000 pre-arrival tests). 600 tested students, among a 21,000+ enrollment, seems odd.

    I wish there was a full list of the 50 counties they analyzed. Even the source AP document only shows a few.
    edited September 18
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