Despite having a vaccination rate higher than 95 per cent, Harvard Business School has been forced to move its first and second year students to remote learning after a “substantial” outbreak of COVID.
“In recent days, we’ve seen a steady rise in breakthrough infections among our student population, despite high vaccination rates and frequent testing,” Mark Cautela, head of communications for HBS, told Poets&Quants.
Despite the claim that the outbreak “is not occurring in classrooms or other academic settings on campus,” authorities have “decided to move all first-year MBA students, and some in the second year, to remote learning for the week of 9/27 to 10/03.”
According to Howard Foreman, a professor in the practice of management at Yale School of Management and a medical doctor, the situation represents a “substantial outbreak” that continues to worsen with “11 new graduate students testing positive in the last batch of tests.”
According to Harvard’s official coronavirus dashboard, 95% of students and 96% of employees are vaccinated against the virus.
“Is Harvard therefore implicitly admitting that vaccine effectiveness has waned to the point of total ineffectiveness?” asks Zero Hedge.