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COVID Containment Strategies on Campuses Justified

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 26) – Rebecca Smith, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, said the study justifies the concerns among colleges at the outset of the pandemic about allowing Covid to circulate among students. Many institutions kept classes primarily or entirely online in fall 2020 and spring 2021, before vaccines were widely available.

“This article shows that those concerns were reasonable,” Smith said.