The same Dr. Anthony Fauci loved by so many people in higher education is now disappointing a sizable number of them.
Here’s what he said on NBC’s Today program about sending college students home now that the fall term has begun:
“It’s the worst thing you could do,” he said Wednesday on NBC’s “TODAY” show. “When you send them home, particularly when you’re dealing with a university where people come from multiple different locations, you could be seeding the different places with infection,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
So, will Fauci’s comments cool the jets of the many, many faculty who have been calling for their campuses to close? Nah. They’ll now suggest that classes should still be shifted to remote delivery while the students remain quarantined in their residence halls.