Eric Einhorn: The ‘nervous Nellies’ at Amherst College

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Bravo to Amherst College students for rebelling against the absurd and excessive COVID-19 precautions. It is reasonable to demand vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff, but not the absurd restrictions.

Moreover, Amherst College’s “gated community” mentality has hurt Five College cooperation and community access to its public facilities (e.g. museums). Visitors of course must also be vaccinated. CDC cards are a simple control.

Should the health situation deteriorate, additional measures may be necessary. Meanwhile, let’s keep the “nervous Nellies” from putting us all in hazmat suits.

Eric Einhorn