Liberty University is Dealing With a COVID-19 Outbreak and Has No Vaccination Strategy

Liberty University is dealing with a growing COVID-19 outbreak. The school is quarantining and moving classes online but initial reports show that face masks and social distancing are not being enforced.   This latest outbreak could have been prevented. But what do you do when you have a university who is hostile to science and known for the culture wars? Sadly in the view of this blog, this outbreak at Liberty is to be expected.

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.

Isaac Asimov

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.

Psalm 95:6-7 NIV

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Liberty University is in the news for a COVID-19 outbreak and a flawed vaccination program that does not include COVID-19. Let’s look at what happened and how this medical crisis developed at Liberty.

Returning to School and Triggering a COVID Outbreak and Liberty’s Response

While other universities had classes on line or required vaccination Liberty decided to have classes in person and largely resume with little protocols in place due to the pandemic. There was no mask mandate in place before classes started on August 24. Many people traveled with no safety protocols back to Liberty. Social distancing was not followed at Liberty. Then a few COVID cases grew to a total of 159. Liberty has a COVID dashboard but it has not been updated since August 25.  That 159 is split between 124 students and 35 faculty and staff members. 274 on campus students are in quarantine.

Liberty University due to the growing medical crisis went into quarantine. Classes moved online and the university is claiming to encourage mask wearing and social distancing. The shutdown is short and lasts from August 30, until September 10. However, many students claim that people are not wearing face masks. Nor is social distancing being enforced. Compared to other Virginia schools Liberty is not following and appears to be at odds. If you want to read more you can do so in the following articles.

  1. NBC News, “‘We could’ve avoided this’: Liberty University students ‘frustrated’ over campus-wide quarantine.
  2. ABC 13, “‘Nobody really wears a mask:’ Liberty University’s handling of COVID-19.
  3. NBC 4, “Liberty University Announces Campus-Wide COVID-19 Quarantine.
  4. New York Daily News, “Liberty University announces campus-wide quarantine amid rising COVID-19 cases.
  5. Washington Post, “Liberty University pivots to virtual classes amid coronavirus outbreak.”

Liberty is Not Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines

When you look at the vaccination requirements for Liberty one notices that COVID-19 is not mandatory. Its not treated like polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps or rubella. Why is that? After all the loss and death, disruption and over problems why not push the vaccine like other schools?  Is this due to the politicization of the vaccine and the former FalKirk Center and the culture wars which Liberty is created for?

Closing Thoughts

None of what is happening at Liberty is any surprise to me. In the view of this blogger its the by-product of the culture wars, hostility to science, and the evangelical culture at Liberty. Will this problem be solved by September 10? This blog doubts it due to the poor vaccination policy at Liberty. These problems will continue and sadly Liberty is going to be a super spreader for COVID. You can’t have a curriculum that is hostile to science and not have these problems take place. My advice? I really don’t have any, I remain baffled as why people still think Liberty is a credible school.

5 thoughts on “Liberty University is Dealing With a COVID-19 Outbreak and Has No Vaccination Strategy

  1. Liberty University is Dealing With a COVID-19 Outbreak and Has No Vaccination Strategy

    Again, DOES THIS REALLY SURPRISE ANYONE?

    Liberty U has shown in the past it is willing to sacrifice its own students for The Cause, whether that Cause is “HAIL TRUMP! HAIL VICTORY! MAGA!” or JFJr’s narcissistic supply (both with a Jesus coat of camo paint). Why should they be any dfferent now?

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    • P.S. Remember the CHRISTIAN Governor of Mississippi? The one who said his state doesn’t care about COVID because “We Believe in Eternal Life and this life is but a quick blip compared to Eternity”?

      I heard the same almost word-for-word back in the Seventies and Eighties, except then it wasn’t COVID pandemic that was Insignificant compared to Eternity in Heaven, but Global Thermonuclear War. Yes, the exact same shtick as Christians For Nuclear War.

      Am I the only one to see just how batshit DANGEROUS that Attitude is? That Tunnel-Vision on the Hereafter to where you at least Neglect and at most actually Destroy the Here-and-Now?

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  2. Checked KInsa website today for Virginia.
    https://healthweather.us/map/virginia-VA?mode=covid_risk
    City of Lynchburg is the hottest COVID hotspot in the state. Highest infection rate in VIrginia (almost off their scale) and spreading. The four adjacent counties (Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell) are also at the “Critical” level; Appomattox County’s infection rate is falling, the other three are spreading pegging the top end of the scale.

    Sure looks like a continuing Superspreader Splash to me.

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    • Maybe the rest of VA should adopt a Redeker Plan (HT: World War Z) for COVID and seal off Lynchburg and the surrounding area from the rest of the state. Let the pestilence burn itself out by having all these future Darwin Award nominees die off.

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  3. Pingback: COVID-19 Explodes at Liberty University With at Least 1,800 Students Quarantined. Meanwhile Freshman Landon Nesbitt Starts a Petition Demanding Restrictions be Lifted | Wondering Eagle

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