Thursday, September 03, 2020


Even leaving aside the semi-jokey "what the fuck did you think college students were going to do?" (though, really, what the fuck did you think college students were going to do), the problem with a virus is that even if the vast majority of people completely obey the perfect (lol) rules perfectly, it just won't be good enough in a residential college environment.

Just amazing.
“What is not in the models is that students would actually fail to isolate, that they would not respond to efforts to reach them by C-UPHD, that they would go to a party even if they knew they were COVID positive, or that they would host a party while they were COVID positive,” Goldenfeld said. “We did not anticipate that students would attempt to defeat the Safer Illinois app.”

Rob Kar said at a Wednesday meeting of the academic Senate executive committee he chairs that the omission “concerned” him.

“I’ll be honest, I’m a little concerned about that,” he said. “We know from developmental psychology, from attitudes towards risk, from the psychology on health communications and health education that the 18-to-25-year-old group is unlikely to comply completely.”
Nor is the 26-55 group or the 56-? group.