The College Fix Was Founded To Fight Culture Wars On Campus. But Its Biggest Hit Is About The Coronavirus - 2020-04-17
On April 7, the College Fix, a news and opinion website that normally publishes stories about politics and college life, ran a story titled "Epidemiologist: Coronavirus Could Be 'Exterminated' If Lockdowns Were Lifted." The most popular story ever published by the College Fix, it received over 1.7 million Facebook likes, shares, and comments, according to social media tracking tool BuzzSumo.
The article cited an academic arguing for "herd immunity," the idea that ending the lockdowns will result in people becoming immune to the virus after contracting it, which is heavily contested by epidemiologists.
The College Fix is a conservative publication featuring both student and nonstudent writers based in Hillsdale, Michigan, and overseen by the nonprofit Student Free Press Association. Rick DeVos, the son of Betsy DeVos, sits on the Fix's board.