The Ivy League school in Ithaca, New York, reported 883 students testing positive for COVID-19, according to their online dashboard. Officials say that their school is 97% completely vaccinated yet they are experiencing a massive omicron coronavirus outbreak.
Between Dec. 7 and 13, the Ivy League school in Ithaca, New York, reported 883 students testing positive for COVID-19, its online dashboard shows. “Virtually every case of the Omicron variant to date has been found in fully vaccinated students, a portion of whom had also received a booster shot,” Joel M. Malina, the school’s vice president for university relations, said in a statement provided to McClatchy News. On Dec. 13, Cornell’s COVID-19 testing lab found “evidence of the highly contagious Omicron variant in a significant number of Monday’s positive student samples,” university President Martha E. Pollack said in a letter to the campus community. Out of the students infected with COVID-19, the school has “not seen severe illness” as of Dec. 14, Pollack assured.
Recently, President Joe Biden said, “This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Not the vaccinated, the unvaccinated. That’s the problem,” he said.
Biden also doubled down during an interview with a local Ohio new affiliate.
“Everybody talks about freedom about not to have a shot or have a test,” Biden said. “Well guess what? How about patriotism? How about you make sure you’re vaccinated, so you do not spread the disease to anybody else? What about that? What’s the big deal?”
According to the CDC, 80% of Omicron cases have been found in fully vaccinated people, on third of them had received a booster dose and thankfully symptoms have been mild in both the vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Another Joe Biden narrative goes up in smoke, can’t wait to watch the spin on this one.