• Andrew Thurston

    Editor, The Brink Twitter Profile

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    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 6 comments on BU to End Asymptomatic Testing in May, but Keeps Masks in Classrooms for Now

  1. So utterly ridiculous regarding continuing masking in BU classrooms! MIT, Los Angeles & even NYC have all lifted indoor masking. I guess BU health officials are just smarter or the science in Boston is different. Stop limiting our kids. Time to move on & stop living in fear!

    1. Perhaps faculty has requested this measure. I think our (young adult) college students will survive the hardship of wearing masks for a few hours per day for a few more weeks.

  2. Will the University be considering home testing kits for full and part time employees? The “tools phase” of the endemic will include vaccinations/boosting, masking when there are infection spikes and testing. To drop asymptomatic testing entirely seems like a mis-step in a process that has been largely well considered. Home testing and logging information from employees could be helpful in identifying spikes in cases and keeping the community safe from spread.

  3. Everyone should still be masking up, this is a long way from over! Personally, I can’t wait for my 4th shot, I feel like my immunity is slipping. Anyone not masking indoors (and outdoors) is asking for trouble and not committed to safety!

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