Evangelical Liberty University, Reopened This Week, Already Has 11 Potential COVID-19 Cases

Donald Trump would not won the Republican nomination or the presidency without the support of Evangelical Christians. And the most prominent of those Evangelicals to give Trump his stamp of approval was Jerry Falwell Jr.

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This week, Falwell Jr., who serves as the President of Evangelical Liberty University announced the school would reopen this week. According to the New York Times, the school has already seen 11 potential cases since students returned to campus.

Liberty said that 8 of the students had been told to self isolate at home. The other 3 potential cases were sent to the hospital for further evaluation.

The physician in charge of campus health, Dr. Thomas W. Eppes Jr. said that he told Falwell Jr., “We’ve lost the ability to corral this thing. I just am not going to be so presumptuous as to say, ‘This is what you should do and this is what you shouldn’t do.”

When asked about the numbers, Falwell Jr. said, “Liberty will be notifying the community as deemed appropriate and required by law.”

In early March, Falwell Jr. was peddling conspiracy theories about the virus. He told Fox & Friends, “You remember the North Korean leader promised a Christmas present for America? Could it be they got together with China and this is that present? I don’t know. But it really is something strange going on here.”




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