• Andrew Thurston

    Editor, The Brink Twitter Profile

    Photo of Andrew Thurston, a white man with black glasses. He smiles and wears a maroon polo shirt.

    Andrew Thurston is originally from England, but has grown to appreciate the serial comma and the Red Sox, while keeping his accent (mostly) and love of West Ham United. He joined BU in 2007, and is the editor of the University’s research news site, The Brink; he was formerly director of alumni publications. Before joining BU, he edited consumer and business magazines, including for corporations, nonprofits, and the UK government. His work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the In-House Agency Forum, Folio:, and the British Association of Communicators in Business. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in English and related literature from the University of York. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Boston University COVID-19 Report: January 20

  1. Snaps to Platt and Waters for recognizing that in-person interaction is important to overall health and well-being and approaching reducing covid cases from that angle. Very grateful that they’re not using covid cases as the only metric for whether we have a healthy campus.

  2. Thank you for this report! I know the interview states that they are watching closely to see where transmission is occurring and that there was previously no evidence of classroom or workplace transmission. Since the university has discontinued its own contact tracing, how will the university determine if outbreaks are due to classroom/workplace/campus transmission?

    1. Classroom and/or workplace transmission has always been evaluated using multiple sources without solely relying on contact tracing. Campus addresses, classroom rosters coupled with positive test dates and genomic sequencing are still being used to help determine where transmission is occurring. Thank you.

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