Remember "Groundhog Day" the movie? This is that.

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  1. MJ Davies

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    I just talked to a college student I hired last year to help around my place. She had to leave when COVID came to town because her parents were naturally concerned but she stays in touch with me from time to time.

    I'm in IL. She is moving to the school dorms later this week and classes start in a couple of weeks. This is what she told me.

    On campus students don't have to be vaccinated to live in the dorms but will be tested EVERY day before being allowed to enter the classrooms.

    Commuter students have to be vaccinated to come on campus.

    They will also do random "checks" of temperatures or require to see the vaccination paperwork.

    At my local hospital, we were told it costs $400 to get a COVID test unless one enters through the ER.

    I don't how much the rapid response tests are but doesn't that sound like it's going to add up quickly if they are checking all those kids several times per week? Who is going to pay for all this?

    What have you heard in your area?

    How are they working getting these kids back in the classroom and testing and requirements?
     
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    It all sounds like child abuse to me.

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    What are you classifying as "abuse"?
     
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    Everything in bold type in your topic post.

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    temperature checks are "child abuse?" these are hardly children for starters, and allowing the little darlings to spread their disease to their classmates would be the real abuse

    these kids should have vaccination records on file or pay for their own damn testing.

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    I wondered the same thing but didn't want to get slammed with bible verses. ;-0
    College kids are broke. How can they pay several hundred dollars PER WEEK just to attend classes? Maybe the school is putting some of the cost in their tuition but that's a chunk of change to the already rising costs of higher education.

    Classes 4 days/week x $300 (guesstimate of rapid response test) = $1,200/WEEK x 16 weeks (in semester) = $19,200
     
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    may i paraphrase your insightful comment ..."college kids are too poor to be stupid"

    great incentive to take the free vaccine. pure economic determinism.
     
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    Well, I probably wouldn't have worded it exactly like that, but, I get your point. ;-)
     
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