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Cornell Says Bringing Students Back to Campus Reduces Virus Risk

  • Researchers determined more may be infected in online semester
  • Ivy League school in Ithaca, New York, starts classes Sept. 2
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Boston University to Test Everyone as They Come Back to Campus

Cornell University plans to resume classes in September with a mix of in-person and online instruction, as researchers found that being on campus would reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19.

Modeling by a Cornell team determined that two to 10 times more people could be infected with Covid-19 during a semester conducted entirely online, with significantly higher numbers becoming seriously ill, the Ithaca, New York-based school said in a statement Tuesday.