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    Doug Most is a lifelong journalist and author whose career has spanned newspapers and magazines up and down the East Coast, with stops in Washington, D.C., South Carolina, New Jersey, and Boston. He was named Journalist of the Year while at The Record in Bergen County, N.J., for his coverage of a tragic story about two teens charged with killing their newborn. After a stint at Boston Magazine, he worked for more than a decade at the Boston Globe in various roles, including magazine editor and deputy managing editor/special projects. His 2014 nonfiction book, The Race Underground, tells the story of the birth of subways in America and was made into a PBS/American Experience documentary. He has a BA in political communication from George Washington University. Profile

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There are 8 comments on BU to Set Up COVID-19 Testing for Students, Faculty, and Staff

  1. I saw that many graduate programs were added today to the hybrid program. When can we expect to hear details of what the program changes will be?

  2. I realize antibody testing is not the focus here, but- I believe it would be beneficial to develop such testing in an official capacity as part of a return to normal.

    Is there any parallel planning for antibody testing?

  3. BU has a large number of faculty who are in the CDC “high risk” category (over 65 and/or with underlying medical conditions). Will this be taken into consideration with the return to campus plan?

  4. If 5 students test positive, they are likely to have infected a hundred more, and all of their faculty. Everyone will have to self-quarantine for at least two, possible three weeks. So remote teaching will be the norm, not the exception. At what point will we have to close again? Ten positive students in a week? One hundred?

  5. There are students and faculty with pre-existing conditions/at risk. How does the school plan to keep both students and faculty safe considering this? Also undergraduate large style dormitories all over campus will be high risk as it is not feasible to social distance there with elevators, dining halls, common areas, and even roommates. What about international students who cannot enter the US under current circumstances? The school cannot have a situation where a student or faculty dies from COVID19 complications. Testing a sounds great but that does not necessarily mean everyone is safe.

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