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Covid-skeptic lecturers are no longer employed by CBS after controversial letter

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Following a letter to 120 students comparing the Corona Passport to the Nazi-era Jewish passport, associate professor Ole Bjerg and external lecturer Rasmus Hougaard Nielsen are no longer at CBS.

News |   01. Feb 2022

Two jobs at CBS are now vacant after associate professor Ole Bjerg and external lecturer Rasmus Hougaard Nielsen sent a letter to 120 students in January stating that they refused to work as long as CBS continued to impose restrictions against Covid-19. This prompted CBS to file an employment rights case against them.

“I can confirm that the two employees no longer hold their positions at CBS. I can also confirm that it will not have negative consequences for the students, as macroeconomics will now be taught as planned by another teacher, says acting President of CBS Inger Askehave to DR News.

The lecturers were meant to start co-teaching a class on macroeconomics on Monday 31 January.

The letter, which was leaked on Reddit, most notably compared the Corona Passport to the Nazi-era Jewish passport from World War 2,  gained national attention, broad criticism and an outcry from among other CBS Students, historians as well as the Jewish community.

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