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Universities are not going to be ‘care homes of the second wave’

Students in their university library (Getty)

According to Jo Grady of the University and College Union, universities risk becoming the ‘care homes of the second wave’ unless students defy the government’s attempt to get them back in face-to-face education. She went on to claim that a return to campus ‘risks doing untold damage to people’s health and exacerbating the worst public health crisis of our lifetimes’ and could lead to a ‘silent avalanche of infections’.

Are these fears justified, or are they an attempt by the union to get its members out of having to...

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