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Harvard plans to loosen mask requirements even as Covid-19 cases rise among undergraduates

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Why are certain people, at this point in the pandemic , attracting Covid to the send-off party in their bodies? Why are they the "last call" before closing? Tomorrow the other party will be in full swing with no-more-mask-required mandates in effect in more places. There's a lot more to learn about this cunning virus than we already know.

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One case?

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Only 18% in general population for Wednesday-Friday of this week. This was the report from Cambridge public health officials.

It's not that the Harvard policies are faulty, but it does seem that there is some recklessness going around.

http://rwinters.com/#CCJ-covid

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While the vast majority of Cambridge Covid cases are at Harvard and MIT, they also require universal testing of all affiliates on campus. I think you'd detect quite a few more cases in the non-student population of Cambridge if all residents were required to test thrice weekly like Harvard students.

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From the City of Cambridge website:

Information on Recent COVID-19 Cases & Trends in Cambridge

March 03, 2022
COVID-19 trends in Massachusetts and in Cambridge have been moving in the right direction since the peak of the Omicron surge in January. Recently, Cambridge has seen a small uptick in COVID-19 cases. A review of these cases indicates that this uptick is attributable to cases affiliated with institutions of higher education in the city. While cases in the community have been decreasing steadily, higher ed cases have been increasing. From Monday - Wednesday of this week, for example, of the cases reported to the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD), only 18% were cases in the broader community, with the other 82% of cases being reported by the universities in Cambridge. CPHD and the City are working with our university and other community partners to continue monitoring trends.

Cambridge saw the peak in positive cases on January 8, 2022, and regional hospitalizations peaked in mid-January. Since then, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have decreased dramatically, as have viral loads in wastewater. Over the past few weeks, hospitalizations dropped by more than half in Massachusetts with significant declines in hospitalizations across all age groups. With fewer people seriously ill with COVID, the pressure on our health care systems is finally easing.

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...to teach you how to click links.

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They were commenting on the typo in Adam's headline:
"even as Covid-19 case rise"

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