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Sunday, March 29, 2020

After Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. reopened the campus and 1,900 students returned, nearly a dozen of those students have symptoms that suggest they have contracted the coronavirus. Eight hundred students who came back have left the campus but others are living in the dorms. "If I were them, I'd be more nervous," said Kerry Gateley of the Central Virginia Health District.



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Thousands of Liberty students expected to return to campus amid coronavirus outbreak (March 23, 2020)

...In an interview Sunday night, Falwell said somewhere between several hundred to more than 5,000 students are expected to live in campus dorms, where they will continue coursework online rather than in classrooms.

Meanwhile, hundreds of professors and instructors without a valid health exemption will come to campus to hold office hours.

"I think we have a responsibility to our students " who paid to be here, who want to be here, who love it here " to give them the ability to be with their friends, to continue their studies, enjoy the room and board they've already paid for and to not interrupt their college life," Falwell said. ...

Falwell, who has publicly downplayed the threat of the virus in recent weeks, said he is confident the school has taken the proper steps to prepare for a campus outbreak. He said Liberty officials have identified an old hotel owned by the university as a place to quarantine students who fall ill.

"I think we, in a way, are protecting the students by having them on campus together," he said. "Ninety-nine percent of them are not at the age to be at risk and they don't have conditions that put them at risk."

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-29 06:06 PM | Reply

Womp womp.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-29 06:27 PM | Reply

Good, proof positive once again that science trumps false profits. Hopefully Falwell catches it too, the fewer of these hypocritical POS the better for America.

#3 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-03-29 06:56 PM | Reply

We needed to weed out the sinners anyway so brave move. Remember Job.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-03-29 06:57 PM | Reply

It only takes a spark
To get a fire going
And soon all those around
Can warm up in the glowing
That's how it is with covid-19
Once you've experienced it
You'll spread this out
To everyone
You'll blindly pass it on...

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-29 07:00 PM | Reply

Righteous Christians have a way of shutting down an illegitimate virus.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-29 07:06 PM | Reply

They put Daniel in the lion's den, hallelujah
And he walked right out again, hallelujah

They'll be fine.
It is foretold in Scripture.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-29 07:08 PM | Reply

Womp womp.

Another glee sighting. My they're abundant this season!

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-29 07:28 PM | Reply

Do they have their tuition refunded?

#9 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-03-29 07:56 PM | Reply

Thoughts and prayers

in lieu of facts and science.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-29 07:56 PM | Reply

Has dotarded Kevorkian shipped any fish tank cleaner to Liberty U yet?

#11 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-03-29 08:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Stupid is as stupid does. NO SYMPATHY!!! They are dumbschits.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-03-29 08:10 PM | Reply

Hopefully they will recover and contribute to the herd immunity.

#13 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-03-29 08:36 PM | Reply

Branch Covidians

#14 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-29 08:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

Branch Covidians

#14 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-29 08:38 PM | Reply

BRILLIANT! I want to give this comment a funny and a newsworthy flag!

#15 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-03-29 08:50 PM | Reply

We have a winner!

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-29 08:51 PM | Reply

I know a young woman attending Liberty. She's close friends with my daughter. I've known her father my whole life. We try to get our families together once or twice a year. Lovely people. Except for the fact that they believe Jesus and Trump over science. They will completely shut out any attempt at rational thought because they have been born again and are 100 percent certain that God and Donald will deliver them. I worry about them.

#17 | Posted by cbob at 2020-03-29 09:13 PM | Reply

The students will be fine. I am not so sure their parents will be after the kids bring back their offerings.
Maybe they should have sent their kids to a real university.

#18 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-29 09:30 PM | Reply

Sometimes snake handlers lose fingers. Sometimes they lose their lives. Freedumb of religion is as American as apple pie.

I'd rather have these idiots concentrated on the Liberty Campus than mingling freely with the sane population.

#19 | Posted by anton at 2020-03-30 07:31 AM | Reply

Can we put this down under "The will of Dog"?

#20 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-03-30 10:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Dog will only take 1.4%.

A necessary sacrifice for Economy.

Thank you for your service elders.

Also thoughts and prayers.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-30 11:16 AM | Reply

Hopefully they will recover and contribute to the herd immunity.


Gawd will protect them. Oh wait. Maybe not.

I think maybe Gawd actually sent the virus. Maybe for this very reason!

Who knows?

He does werk in mysterious ways!

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-30 11:38 AM | Reply

Several have already tested positive.

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-30 01:53 PM | Reply

The students will be fine.

Well hopefully they will be fine but it's not as if college students haven't already died in the US from the virus. Young people should be taking it serious. And this is an extremely irresponsible decision on Liberty's part.

#24 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-03-30 01:56 PM | Reply

Human sacrifice in the name of politics is a new frontier for the "pro-life" party.

#25 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-30 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#25 Easily spun into a "nuh uh, because abortion!" narrative.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-30 02:22 PM | Reply

That's why i said "for [them]."

#27 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-30 02:31 PM | Reply

I hope the pool boy is ok. I'll just check. Back on Monday...
-Becki Tilley

#28 | Posted by catdog at 2020-03-30 08:32 PM | Reply


Everyone acts surprised and wonders how this happened.

#29 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-03-30 08:59 PM | Reply

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