Stanford taking classes online for two weeks to avoid Covid spread

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By the Daily Post staff

Stanford is moving its classes online for the first two weeks of the winter quarter and requiring eligible students to get a booster shot by the end of January, the university announced Thursday.

“We anticipate this two-week period of online instruction will allow students to settle in, get booster doses and navigate any health issues without the concern of missing the beginning of classes,” Provost Persis Drell and Associate Vice Provost Russell Furr said in a statement.

Surges at other universities and uncertainty around the Omicron variant are driving the delay, they said. Students can still return to campus from winter break, and they’ll get a test when they arrive, the university said.

All students who are eligible for a booster must get one and show proof unless they have a medical or religious accommodation.
In-person classes will begin on Jan. 18, Drell and Furr said.


  1. This is madness. Force a medical injection with no evidence it will do anything beneficial for students – who are already at low risk – against a weak variant that hasn’t proven to kill anyone yet and might give them a slight cold for a couple of days at worst. No worse than any other risk we accept daily.

    • Vaccines have been proven to benefit people and more than a thousand Americans die of Covid every day. 99% of those deaths would have been prevented with a vaccine.

      Students are not the only people on Campus either. If you don’t care about the health of the Stanford community, you don’t belong at Stanford.

      • If that was true then why are more people dying with Covid this year than last – and mostly the “vaccinated”? If that was true, then why are boosters needed? Show me the evidence that 99% (or even 1%) of deaths would have been prevented with a vaccine? Not even Pfizer, CDC or any government-media-pharma company is claiming anything close to what you’re spewing. It’s more accurate to say that with available treatments like Ivermectin and HCQ-Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, more deaths would have been prevented.

        As an aside, I’m glad this newspaper doesn’t censor nonsense like the above post.

  2. I got my vaccine and I got the booster. I think I’m going to move on with my life and learn to live with Covid as if it were the flu or a cold bug. We’re never going to completely eliminate any virus, and Biden’s team was wrong to make that the goal early on.

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