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Jose Garcia

(2,708 posts)
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 06:17 PM Mar 2020

Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too

Source: The New York Times

LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Liberty University’s spring break was drawing to a close this month, Jerry Falwell Jr., its president, spoke with the physician who runs Liberty’s student health service about the rampaging coronavirus.

“We’ve lost the ability to corral this thing,” Dr. Thomas W. Eppes Jr. said he told Mr. Falwell. But he did not urge him to close the school. “I just am not going to be so presumptuous as to say, ‘This is what you should do and this is what you shouldn’t do,’” Dr. Eppes said in an interview.

So Mr. Falwell — a staunch ally of President Trump and an influential voice in the evangelical world — reopened the university last week, igniting a firestorm, epidemiologically and otherwise. As of Friday, Dr. Eppes said, nearly a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms that suggest Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. Three were referred to local hospital centers for testing. Another eight were told to self-isolate.

“Liberty will be notifying the community as deemed appropriate and required by law,” Mr. Falwell said in an interview on Sunday when confronted with the numbers. He added that any student returning now to campus would be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/liberty-university-brings-back-its-students-and-coronavirus-too/ar-BB11Svap?li=BBnbcA1

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Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too (Original Post) Jose Garcia Mar 2020 OP
Parents are upset Gothmog Mar 2020 #1
Awww....Mr. Brittain....You'll Get Over It sfstaxprep Mar 2020 #3
Oh, how sad. dhol82 Mar 2020 #26
JAIL Watchfoxheadexplodes Mar 2020 #2
Can't quarantine yet. The cabana boy hasn't got out of Florida yet. ResistantAmerican17 Mar 2020 #4
More Stuff Like This, And Jerry Falwell Jr. Will Get Medal Of Freedom nt sfstaxprep Mar 2020 #5
Lined up right after Alex Jones and Sean Hannity? Brainfodder Mar 2020 #20
Fine. Just confine them to campus when they arrive. MANative Mar 2020 #6
where else would they go? pstokely Mar 2020 #23
Has that dumb bastard looked at his insurance policy? gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #7
and lawsuits, lotsa lawsuits. Canoe52 Mar 2020 #8
Doesn't Jesus deal with that? dhol82 Mar 2020 #27
Real Christians don't need insurance ResistantAmerican17 Mar 2020 #9
Many years ago, some in laws from north British Columbia came to visit us in the US southeast. spike jones Mar 2020 #11
Now that's a Damascus road conversion. ResistantAmerican17 Mar 2020 #13
+1 dhol82 Mar 2020 #28
Need to put a plastic Jesus on the dashboard. tclambert Mar 2020 #18
I have no ear for music, but is this the same tune? Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus spike jones Mar 2020 #21
That is a different tune, and obviously different lyrics. tclambert Mar 2020 #33
its alright ma spike jones Mar 2020 #34
I love your sarcasm TEB Mar 2020 #29
Eppes isn't going to be presumptuous? lonely bird Mar 2020 #10
Well I Rebl2 Mar 2020 #12
If any kids go back, I hope they know how to pray. Firestorm49 Mar 2020 #14
How much does the student health insurance cover? keithbvadu2 Mar 2020 #15
"I just am not going to be so presumptuous as to say... Girard442 Mar 2020 #16
They must not have prayed hard enough. tclambert Mar 2020 #17
This is what happens when one relies on jesus instead of scientists DenverJared Mar 2020 #19
leases for off campus apartments are usually a year long pstokely Mar 2020 #22
What, you expected Failwell to act rationally? Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #24
I would laugh hysterically la-trucker Mar 2020 #25
Just More Corpses DanieRains Mar 2020 #30
Too bad those students can't grow brains. But, they can NCjack Mar 2020 #31
some of those students might have brains pstokely Mar 2020 #32
Falwell just doesn't want to refund prepaid room and board Marcuse Mar 2020 #35
what's the point in returning to the campus if the classes have moved online? pstokely Mar 2020 #36

sfstaxprep

(9,999 posts)
3. Awww....Mr. Brittain....You'll Get Over It
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 06:21 PM
Mar 2020

Just write another check to Mr. Falwell, and you'll fell much better.

MANative

(4,121 posts)
6. Fine. Just confine them to campus when they arrive.
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 06:22 PM
Mar 2020

When the death toll soars, maybe we can discredit evangelical lunacy once and for all.

spike jones

(1,727 posts)
11. Many years ago, some in laws from north British Columbia came to visit us in the US southeast.
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 08:25 PM
Mar 2020

He was a preacher and the family very church-going Christians, of course. They had never experienced a violent thunderstorm with the great wind and buckets of blowing rain and flashes of lightning and thunder that rattled the windows. When one came through, they sat pale faced huddled on the couch while me and my children went out on the porch to watch it happen.
Some months later we heard that he had left the ministry and was selling insurance.

tclambert

(11,091 posts)
33. That is a different tune, and obviously different lyrics.
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 12:52 AM
Mar 2020

I'd never heard it before. I like how weird it is. I've never heard of a chocolate Jesus before, either. Is that a real thing? What do you do with it? Just eat it? Eating Jesus seems wrong. Well, unless he's in wafer form during communion. And you have to wash him down with his own blood, which tastes remarkably like red wine. Well, for Pentecostals his blood tastes like unfermented grape juice. They don't approve of alcohol and strain the interpretations of the Bible mightily anywhere it mentions wine, which it does a lot. Jesus' first miracle was turning water into wine.

Plastic Jesus is a real thing. These days, you can find Him in bobblehead form. Plastic Madonnas and plastic saints are real, too. But no plastic Holy Ghosts.

spike jones

(1,727 posts)
34. its alright ma
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:18 AM
Mar 2020

Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Make everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It’s easy to see without looking too far
That not much is really sacred

Firestorm49

(4,095 posts)
14. If any kids go back, I hope they know how to pray.
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 08:50 PM
Mar 2020

Then we can see how good prayer stacks up against a deadly virus. Good Luck.

Girard442

(6,201 posts)
16. "I just am not going to be so presumptuous as to say...
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:06 PM
Mar 2020
‘This is what you should do and this is what you shouldn’t do,’”

This will be the words that define Eppes until the day he dies, the little toad.*

*Apologies to actual hardworking toads, who are splendid animals.

tclambert

(11,091 posts)
17. They must not have prayed hard enough.
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:11 PM
Mar 2020

Did they kneel while praying? Maybe they didn't kneel enough.

Did they pray to the Lord Jesus or to Donald Trump? Sometimes conservatives have trouble keeping their gods straight.

 

DenverJared

(457 posts)
19. This is what happens when one relies on jesus instead of scientists
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:43 PM
Mar 2020

and hate to say it (I don't wish coronavirus or any sickness on anyone) ... couldn't have happened in a better place

pstokely

(10,580 posts)
22. leases for off campus apartments are usually a year long
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:25 PM
Mar 2020

haven't held of any cancelling them? I don't they if liberty fake u still does this, but they required off campus apartments be visited by by someone of from student affairs to make sure they were in compliance with their rules.

NCjack

(10,281 posts)
31. Too bad those students can't grow brains. But, they can
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 12:06 AM
Mar 2020

flip the pages of their Bibles at high speed.

pstokely

(10,580 posts)
32. some of those students might have brains
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 12:12 AM
Mar 2020

they might have only be going there because their parents made them or liberty fake u gave them a really good deal because their GPA or ACT scores were on the higher end of their applicants, they have low admission standards

pstokely

(10,580 posts)
36. what's the point in returning to the campus if the classes have moved online?
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 02:18 PM
Mar 2020

other than to get things out of the dorms?

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