George Washington University is joining Princeton, Cornell and New York University in canceling all events and moving its exams online due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Nearly 100% of faculty, students and staff are vaccinated for the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the Northeastern institutions.
Officials at George Washington said Thursday there’s “a significant increase” in cases, and while people are not severely sick, “it is critical that we act to limit the further spread,” ABC News reported.
However, Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University said Thursday that the college shutdowns and booster shot requirements are unnecessary and potentially harmful.
“There will be unintended harm from this, and, of course, there’s no data to support boosters in young people,” he said in a live interview with Fox News host Martha MacCallum.
Makary pointed to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine on Tuesday from Oxford University showing the COVID-19 vaccines can cause myocarditis in young people at a rate higher than the incidence of COVID-19.
“There will be unintended harm to an indiscriminate booster requirement at colleges and universities,” he said.
The professor also pointed to a study from the University of Hong Kong released Wednesday further demonstrating that while omicron is much more contagious than the delta variant, it is also much milder. The researchers found that the infectivity rate of lung tissue – the deep respiratory tissue where severe COVID-19 resides – is about 10% of the delta rate.
Makary has dubbed the omicron variant “omi-cold,” contending it should be thought of as a common rhinovirus, in which the vast majority of cases are mild and the virus circulates seasonally every year.
“The more you look for it, the more you will find it,” he said the virus. “It will be ubiquitous.”
He noted that if you test the general population for meningitis, you will find the bacteria that causes the disease in 10% of American noses. But cases are extremely rare, as most people have immunity to it.
“So we can’t simply hunt for [omicron] in places where it doesn’t pose a public health threat,” Makary said.
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